Great Classroom iPad Projects and Activities

Location: Room 302BC

Listen and learn

[Listen and learn : Lecture]

Monday, June 26, 10:30–11:30 am
Location: Room 302BC

Dr. Wesley Fryer  
Learn how to create over 20 different iPad media projects as well as whole-class interactive iPad writing activities. We'll introduce the iPad Media Activity and Project Matrix that includes whole-class response activities (interactive digital writing), single-app projects, two app projects (create and share)and multi-app projects.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Participant accounts, software and other materials: No web accounts, apps or software will be required to attend and learn in this session.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Creativity and productivity tools
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Computer science
ISTE Standards: Students : Creative communicator
Students : Empowered learner
Students : Knowledge constructor
Related exhibitors: Seesaw , Adobe Systems, Inc.

Digital tote resources

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Specific objectives for this session include:
1. Expand the "media project menu" of teachers to include a wider variety of options for students who use iPads to "show what they know."
2. Show and highlight actual student examples of different iPad media projects to help teachers identify project types which could fit well into their curriculum and content area(s).
3. Provide teachers with "media project recipes" which can be used as-is or modified as needed to help facilitate student iPad media projects.
4. Introduce teachers to a "developmentally appropriate" menu or continuum of iPad Media Projects, which students can choose from as their digital literacy skills grow and develop further.


1. Provide an overview of the "why" and research support for students using media projects to show what they know, can do, and understand.
2. Highlight and explore whole-class response activities (interactive digital writing)
3. Highlight and explore single-app projects (using a learning journal like SeeSaw)
4. Highlight and explore 2 app projects (create + share
5. Highlight and explore multi-app projects (app-smash projects)

Supporting research

Cochrane, Thomas, Vickel Narayan, and James Oldfield. "iPadagogy: appropriating the iPad within pedagogical contexts." International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation 7.1 (2013): 48-65.

Foasberg, Nancy M. "Student reading practices in print and electronic media." College & Research Libraries 75.5 (2014): 705-723.

Hutchison, Amy, Beth Beschorner, and Denise Schmidt‐Crawford. "Exploring the use of the iPad for literacy learning." The Reading Teacher 66.1 (2012): 15-23.

Jones, Sherwood, and Neal Strudler. "Examining Implementation Strategies, Goals, and Impacts of Apple iPad Tablets in K-12 Educational Settings." Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference. 2012.

Kaganer, Evgeny, et al. "Media tablets for mobile learning." Communications of the ACM 56.11 (2013): 68-75.

McCombs, Shawn, and Youmei Liu. "Channeling the channel: Can iPad meet the needs of today’s M-Learner." Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference. 2011.

Minshew, Lana, and Janice Anderson. "Teacher self-efficacy in 1: 1 iPad integration in middle school science and math classrooms." Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education 15.3 (2015): 334-367.



Dr. Wesley Fryer, Casady School

Dr. Wesley Fryer is the Director of Technology for Casady School in Oklahoma City. As a teacher, author, speaker, EdCamp organizer, and digital storyteller, Wes supports innovation, creativity, STEM, and engaged learning in schools.

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