iPad For Schools: Information, Links, and Resources

This is just a collection of links to information on the iPad. It is slanted toward teachers using the iPad in the mathematics classroom. Please email resources you find - thanks.

iPad Basics

Getting Started

  1. My iPad For Novices page.
  2. iPad Getting Started
  3. iPad 2 at Glance
  4. Top 30 iPad Tips and Tricks
  5. want more? 100 Essential iPad Tips And Tricks
  6. Get Started from Apple Support.

Going Further

  1. My A Few More iPad Tips page.
  2. want more? 100 Essential iPad Tips And Tricks
  3. iPad 202: Beyond the Basics - by Tony Vincent


  1. appadvice.com - comprehensive app buying guide. Of course they have an app (duh) called Appstart.

Update - iOS 11 !!

The update to operating system 11 is pretty huge. A couple key upgrades and links:

Recommended Apps for (math) Teachers

Math Apps

  1. Math Pro! by Math Pentagon
  2. Motion Math
  3. MathTappers - Number Line; Fractions.
  4. Visual M Table (visual multiplication table)
  5. Minds of Math (IBM).
  6. Geoboard
  7. iOrnament - for tessellations, frieze patterns, and wall paper patterns.
  8. Perfect Six - mental math.
  9. Reading a Ruler ("for kids")
  10. 3D Geometry - "basic", pryamid, prism, and Platonic.
  11. *desmos - this is a free graphing calculator. (*It is not an app.) It runs in the browser. (Google for desmos.)
  12. Lists of apps
    1. 50Best iPadApps for STEM Education
    2. Livebinder iPad Resources for Educators - huge list which covers many topics.

Related to the Common Core State Standards

  1. Common Core Standards from MasteryConnect (free on 4/23/2012)
  2. Common Core Look-fors ($2.99 on 4/23/2012)

General Classroom use Apps

  1. Quizlet

General productivity/personal use Apps

  1. Notability
  2. Dropbox
  3. Explain Everything - screen capture videos (with audio).
  4. Appstart
  5. Splashtop - run you desktop/laptop remotely using your iPad.
  6. Show Me
  7. Pages ("Word"); Numbers ("Excel"); and Keynote ("PowerPoint").
  8. Camscan - use your iPad as a scanner
  9. Scan - QR (quick response) code scanner
  10. Able2Extract Mobile - app for creating and converting PDF documents.


  1. Apple Education Seminars and Events - click Face-to-Face or On-Demand or Live Streaming.


  1. iPad Support page
    1. U.S. Technical Support: 1-800-APL-CARE (1-800-275-2273)
    2. Full User Guide.

Every iPad comes with one year of hardware repair coverage through its limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary support. AppleCare+ for iPad extends your coverage to two years

  1. Apple Education - 1-800-800-2775 to work with an Apple representative.
  2. Apple Consultants Network


  1. Apple in Education
  2. Learninginhand.com - by iPad Guru Tony Vincent.
  3. iPad Simulator

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James R. Olsen, Western Illinois University
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updated October 5, 2017