Innovate with iPad

Lessons to Transform learning in the Classroom

By Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen

Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom provides a complete selection of clearly laid out engaging open-ended lessons to change the way you use iPad in the classroom. By simply downloading a few basic, open-ended creation apps, your students will engage in their learning process .

This beautifully laid out book also features downloadable task cards, student generated examples and extension ideas to use with your students. Whether you have access to one iPad for your entire class or one for each student, these lessons will help you transform learning in your classroom.

About the Author

Karen Lirenman

Karen Lirenman

Kristen Wideen

Kristen Wideen

Karen is a lifelong learner, author, and educator. She is transforming education by connecting her students with the world using Twitter, blogs, and video conferencing. Karen has a student choice-driven hands-on approach to teaching which includes inquiry, project based, and maker mindset. Karen is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Innovator, ISTE Award recipient, and 5x Ironman finisher. In 2016 Karen published Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning as a way to help educators see how technology can help students create their own content instead of consuming someone else’s.

Kristen Wideen has spent her career teaching in the United States and Canada teaching kindergarten through 6th grade. She is currently an instructional Math coach with the Greater Essex County District School Board in Windsor, Ontario. Kristen engages students through innovative and student driven projects that motivate students to take chances and develop the skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century. Kristen encourages the teachers and students in her school board to create, collaborate, communicate and motivate in their classrooms everyday.

Kristen received her Bachelor of Education through the University of Windsor and completed her Masters in the Art of Teaching in Detroit, Michigan and is a proud member of the Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2013.

What People are Saying

This book is a fantastic resource for K-3 teachers who want to use iPad to engage their student in authentic tasks. The activities are presented in an easy-to-follow format and the book is organized into literacy, numeracy, social studies, science, and assessment sections. It’s incredibly easy to follow and the lessons included are suitable for all teachers, whether they have been using iPad for years or are brand new to the device. I will be recommending this to all of the Primary teachers I work with! – Sharon Drummond

This book is a must-read for anyone working with grade K-3 students (or their teachers) and iPads! Presenting more than sixty formative and summative assessments, using a well-chosen, small toolbox of creation apps, the authors target the higher-order thinking skills in each lesson. They provide pedagogically-sound tech projects for students to demonstrate their understanding of concepts in math, ELA, science, and social studies. — Kathy Schrock, Educational Technologist

This book is a terrific collection of iPad activities for the primary grades teacher! Kristen and Karen have curated a list of applications and tasks that all classrooms can use to support student thinking with the iPad. This resource will provide new ideas for differentiating instruction and offering students choice across the curriculum. — Kristin Ziemke, Author of Amplify, Teacher and Learning Innovation Specialist, Big Shoulders Fund

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