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25+ Ways to Use Your iPad in Your Library Program
Transcript of 25+ Ways to Use Your iPad in Your Library Program
Desi Beard, M.Ed.
LMS & Instructional Technology
Lake Dallas Middle School Library
Lake Dallas, TX
You can create short video clips of photos you take straight from your iPad to showcase what's going on in your library program
Impressive and Professional Looking!
I took several pics one morning @ 8am (30 mins. before school started) and made a quick video showing all the activity that was going on...
Use this to keep students and parents informed about what's going on in the library...
Free account, free app
Assigns you a "Room #" (code) and you can create "classes" or groups
Students or parents text your code and in the message part they put in the group name and send
They will get a welcome text and they have to reply with their name and then they have subscribed...
You never see their ph# and they can't see yours or reply back...it's just a text blast
Use this app to record announcements and post online or send straight to Twitter! http://audioboo.fm/boos/976754
Can create book trailers using this app...
QR Code Scanners
Like Kaywa Reader
Students can use library iPads to access QR codes found around the library...posted by you...and/or on back covers of library books...
Access your files from any device!
Scour Pinterest for ideas on decorating Your library!
Use the Twitter app to tweet about
events and promote what's going on in
your library program and/or school!
Use the Prezi Viewer app to present or view your
presentations straight from your iPad!
Use VT app to promote participation in books you are
reading in your book clubs!
Create a welcome video clip
to post with a QR code outside
of your library door that students and
parents can scan with their devices when touring the building on Open House Night!
Get to your Google Drive
Use this app to let
your patrons search your library...
We have 3 right now that
students come in, check out
and use in-library only...They LOVE
FaceTime an Expert!
Find a local expert in
what a class is studying
at the moment and invite the
class in to FaceTime the expert!
Stream music for your library events!
Ex. Family Halloween Radio Channel
for my upcoming "Spooky Tales"
Stay professionally in touch and
get ideas from colleagues with this
app! Good to follow: TCEA!
MyBigCampus is a free component
of Lightspeed Filtering Systems...
It is a totally filtered and safe online
learning environment that has the look and
feel of Facebook...
Can create online assignments, has access
to filtered Youtube, can have discussion threads,
I use it to deliver online professional development
to our staff...in a group called 'Cafe21'
Takes speech to text...Students
can speak a book review and print
Get the ebook reader apps
like Kindle, Nook etc. so
that kids can read the collections.
5 more to explore: