iPad for Kids, 4th Edition

  • Brian Proffitt University of Notre Dame
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  • ISBN-10: 1305488903
  • ISBN-13: 9781305488908
  • DDC: 004.083
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 368 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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With the right applications, the iPad and iPad 2 can become more than just devices for watching videos, listening to music, and reading electronic books. Your iPad can be a device that's used for teaching and imparting knowledge to children in nearly any environment. This ability to teach anywhere opens up a wide range of knowledge for children. The iPad has apps that are specifically designed to build skills in reading, math, and writing. How many apps? Thousands. Some are good, some are not so good; this book sorts through the clutter and tells you about all of the best educational apps that are available. Many of the apps featured in this book are free, some cost no more than $10, and many are somewhere in between. IPAD FOR KIDS is for all of you who want to get started using the iPad as a teaching tool for your kids. Think of this book as a personal tutorial, a one-on-one class with an expert user of the iPad. You get to stay in the comfort of your own home or school and learn how to familiarize yourself with the iPad controls and interfaces, connect to the Internet with the iPad using WiFi or a cellular connection, add apps and multimedia content to your iPad, print documents from the iPad, teach kids from toddler-age to fourth grade how to read—and then read better, explore and practice mathematic concepts, discover the world of art and music., and create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations for advanced school work. Written by technology expert, educator, and parent Brian Proffitt, this book will help you discover and configure the best educational iPad apps for your child. From toddlerto tween, you'll find the perfect app for every child in your life in minutes!

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
1: First Step: Introducing the iPad.
2: Second Step: Interfacing with the iPad.
3: Third Step: Connecting with the iPad.
4: Fourth Step: Using the iPad Apps.
5: Work the Web: Safari.
6: iBooks for Reading.
7: Multimedia Learning.
8: Virtual Field Trip: FaceTime.
9: Apps for Toddler Learning.
10: Apps for Pre-Kindergarten.
11: Apps for Kindergarten.
12: Apps for First Grade.
13: Apps for Second Grade.
14: Apps for Third Grade.
15: Apps for Fourth Grade.
16: Art Class Without Smocks.
17: The Musical iPad.
18: iPad for Kids Online Bonus Chapters.
19: Homework: Documenting with Pages.
20: Homework: Analyzing with Numbers.
21: Homework: Presenting with Keynote.
22: Homework: Printing.
23: Homework: Mail.
Apps for Learning Challenges.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Brian Proffitt

Brian Proffitt is a technology expert who blogs on ITworld.com about OpenSource, Mobile, and Big Data technology and Twitters as @TheTechScribe on a wide range of technology sectors. Currently, he is an adjunct instructor at the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.