1st Edition

From Notepad to iPad Using Apps and Web Tools to Engage a New Generation of Students

By Matthew Gillispie Copyright 2014
    192 Pages
    by Eye On Education

    208 Pages
    by Eye On Education

    This book is a one-stop-shop for secondary teachers looking to use iPads effectively in the classroom. The author provides a clear and practical overview of how to implement the technology, manage it, and use it successfully. Each chapter is full of tips and engaging classroom activities. Teachers at all levels of experience and comfort with technology will benefit from the ideas and resources in this book.

    Special Features:

    • Screen shots and other visuals to help you use the recommended apps and websites
    • Strategies for managing technology use in the classroom
    • Lesson plans that effectively teach literacy and content through the use of technology
    • Connections to the Common Core State Standards
    • Samples of student work using iPads
    • Rubrics for a variety of suggested assignments

    Chapter 1: Where to Start and How to Plan Lessons

    Chapter 2: Classroom Management and Essential Rules for Using iPads

    Chapter 3: Redefining the Teacher Website

    Chapter 4: Transforming Writing with iPads

    Chapter 5: Transforming Reading with iPads

    Chapter 6: Formative Assessment, Summative Assessment, and Gathering Data

    Chapter 7: Communication and Collaboration with the iPad

    Chapter 8: Transforming Public Speaking

    Chapter 9: Differentiating Instruction with iPads

    Chapter 10: Looking Forward


    Matt Gillispie is in his sixth year of teaching in Lancaster City Schools. He presents at conferences and has been featured in Ohio Department of Education’s Teacher Showcase Series focusing on project-based learning with iPads.

    "This book is aimed at teachers interested in increasing their use of technology in the classroom. The examples given are excellent. They are very explicit and easy to follow. I have not encountered a book that does this in this manner. I really enjoyed [the author’s] writing style. It seemed like a workshop that you were actually attending."

    --Dr. David S. Ellena, Principal of Tomahawk Creek Middle School, VA

    "I love all of the different apps shared and appreciate that he provided a classroom example of how to use [each one] that is connected to the Common Core! Very user-friendly!"

    --Jessica Bennett, Language Arts Teacher and Past-President of the Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts