iPads in the Elementary Classroom

From recording reading fluency, to developing storytelling skills, to demonstrating problem solving, iPads can be used in a myriad of ways in the elementary classroom. This workshop will focus specifically on iPad innovation at the K-5 level. We will explore apps and strategies specific to young learners to empower them as creators of their own learning artifacts. With our philosophy of “All the Good Apps Fit on One Screen” as a guiding principle, this workshop provides participants not only with an understanding of the device itself, but also ways to leverage essential tools and apps in the classroom. Key topics addressed in this intensive workshop will include reading and writing, visible- thinking strategies, multimedia creation, portfolios and publishing, and collaborative projects. Whether you have a cart of shared iPads, a 1:1 program, or a single device in your classroom, this workshop provides an excellent forum for thoughtful integration into the elementary classroom.

Who Should Attend

This iPad workshop is designed specifically for elementary classroom teachers, tech integrationists, and school administrators.

Workshop Location, Dates, and Instructors:


July 10 – 12

with Suzy Brooks

Menlo Park

June 19 – 21

with Ben Sondgeroth

Device/ App Requirements:

It is important to prepare your device with the appropriate installations as noted below and download the required apps before your workshop.

  1. Please make sure to bring your iPad fully charged and updated to the latest version of iOS.
  2. You will need to have control of installing apps and logging into accounts. So we request that you please have your Apple ID and Password with you and be able to install as well as update apps on your iPad. This may even need to be a personal Apple ID separate from your school issued Apple ID if you do not have access to purchase / update apps with a school issued Apple ID.
  3. Having your Google/ GSuite ID and password readily available will help minimize disruptions and enable you to get the most out of your workshop experience.

App Requirements:

As new apps and updates are continuously changing, a complete list will be published here and emailed to participants closer to the workshop.

Graduate Credit:

Framingham State University offers 1 graduate credit for this course. You must attend all workshop hours and complete a final assignment. Cost is $75 per credit and registration forms will be emailed to participants upon registration and available on the first day of class.

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