Looking for new curriculum or just some fresh ideas on how to teach? The revamped Apple iTunes U pages should be your first stop with lots of new ideas on how iPads fit into the school scene. To start there’re new apps that make creating assignments and classwork much easier and let you hand out digital assignments. Because the pad can now be linked with a variety of educational apps, it can collect homework automatically, making the mechanics of the classroom much smoother.
There’s something for teachers as well with the site’s Education Spotlight page, which every teacher should add as a favorite or bookmark. You’ll find everything from the work of distinguished scholars and teacher-written texts to professional development courses and apps for English learners. The site really comes into its own with the “Get Started Teaching with iPad” sections. Each has dozens of online classes from a wide variety of sources to help fill out your curriculum. Most are free but a few are for anything from $2 to $15.