A collection of ideas for creatively using apps:
Banking lesson:
Embed a view-only Google spreadsheet on a Google Site. You could tab the site with each student's name, and have their spreadsheet on each page. They wouldn't be able to edit it, but you could. If you want them to be able to edit it, try the Numbers app. Create a template that they download from your website, then they add in deposits/withdrawals. Higher performing kids create their own formulas and students who need scaffolding download a template that already has formulas.
A collection below from Cheryl Davis:
Idea: Fishbowl Socratic Discussion
Discipline (World History/English)
Description: Selected students in a center circle discuss an issue or topic. Students in an outer circle listen and respond. Outer circle students post responses to a backchannel website http://todaysmeet.com/ via iPads. The size and flexibility of the iPad contributes to the ease of posting and responding. The backchannel provides a venue for later reflection. Setting up a Socratic Seminar from Edutopia

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Idea: Coaching Math
Discipline Math
Description: Teacher uses the coaching feature on the Khan Academy to respond to and watch students progress in real time. Students with iPads are able to use the "scratch pad" feature and move forward in mastering the lessons. More engagement than a paper & pencil worksheet? You bet!

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Idea: Creative Writing iBooks
Discipline: English
Description: Students create an electronic writing portfolio on a Google Doc, text editor or the epubbud site. Teacher collects the books on a single iPad. Teacher then highlights and makes comments returning notes to students via email. This year long assignment results in student authored creativing writing ebooks with a new chapter for each assignment.

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Idea: Reading Literacy Improved
Discipline: English or History
Description: Teachers use eReading (iBooks) to read literature with challenging vocabulary such as Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde or Shakespeare. Students "talk to the text" by journaling on the iPad, annotating, highlighting, note taking and looking up words using the iPad iBook features. Ease of looking up vocabulary increases understanding.

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Idea: Poetry Books
Discipline: English
Description: Students create iBooks that include model poems along with their own original poems. They learn and utilize poetic terms and techniques and include artwork. Then students recite and record themselves reading poetry including the audio or video in the iBook. Next they share their poetic ebook with others.

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Idea: Learning Stations
Discipline: All
Description: Using 8 to 10 iPads in a class, teacher sets up learning stations for students. The stations include apps, photos, videos, websites and other content needed for the lesson. Each station contains directions and tasks. Students rotate to each station viewing and interacting with the content and completing the activity. Teacher jigsaws class or brings class back as a whole for a discussion of materials learned.

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Idea: Flip the Learning
Discipline: All
Description: Students "teach the class" by using one of the interactive whiteboard apps along with movie and photo apps to solve a problem or explain a concept. They create a "spectacularly engaging" video on a topic. Students access their completed "teachable moment" and learn from the class.

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Idea:Story TellingDiscipline: World LanguageDescription: Students use apps such as Story Patch or Story Kit to create tales in the language they are learning. Students share out and learn from each other's stories via pdf, projector or Apple TV.

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Idea:Drawing an Allegory
Discipline: World History
Description: Students download and read "The Allegory of the Cave" conversation between Socrates – Glaucon in The Republic defining terms and annotating as they read for understanding. Then they create a presentation in a screen casting app such as ShowMe, Educreations or Explain Everything explaining their interpretation of the story and "drawing" the cave on the whiteboard app. They share out their prestations to the class.
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Lesson Ideas
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Discipline: All
Description: Teacher issues students a challenge based on a learning objective. Students use the flexibility and multimedia tools on the iPad to meet the challenge. Students create videos, podcasts, blogs, web materials, apps and iBooks as part of their learning. They conduct surveys and do research. Once the challenge is met, they use the iPad to "show what they know".

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Idea: Science in Two (or News or Language)Discipline: AllDescription: A class start up activity - As students enter the class, they grab their iPads and access quick and informative videos on a topic. Short videos found in iTunes U or on YouTube are good discussion starters and make a topic engaging. After watching, students meet as a whole or in small groups to discuss the video. As the year progresses, students are assigned to create the class start up videos on the iPads.
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Idea:Comic CreationDiscipline: History
Description: Students "show what they know" about a historic topic by creating Comic strips, books or images using Comic creation apps. They share out their renditions of history for other students to critique and enjoy.

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Idea:Artist Sketches
Discipline: Art
Description: Using an app like "Paper" beginning art students practice skills. They use the digital app as a journal/sketchbook to practice techniques and try out compositions before moving on to real paper, pen and brushes.

Creating a Digital Graphic Novel created by Nathan stevens.
Using either Cartoon Studio or Strip Designer create comics with bubbles to tell a short story. Add audio to the image with Fotobabble and upload to the web.


Class File Share
Use Dropbox as a means to send file to students to complete using whatever document editor that is loaded. (I prefer to use Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite.). Rename the file and upload back to Dropbox to be graded.


Battlefield Discussion
Learn about historical events through apps (ex. Gettysburg app) show class what happen through the event with MapProjector. Zoom in the area that is to be discussed and pan around to demonstrate the event.


Lego Design/Build
Students can use the Blocks! app to design a prototype made out of Legos. The Teacher can approve or change the model. If changes are needed, the student(s) would have to create a fix to have it approved. Once approved by the teacher, the student build a prototype to see if what was design really works.


Word Clouds
Several folks like to use Wordle and Tagxedo to create word clouds to illustrate a topic. Several of these sites are not iPAD friendly. The app WordCloud give some of the features. Words can be placed in the in to text boxes. The text boxes can be moved to various locations in the space.


Use you iPAD 2 as a Document Camera
The nice part of having the iPAD 2 is that it displays everything. That includes the camera on the front and on the back. Board Cam allows the iPAD 2 to become a Document Camera. You may want to invest into something with a cradle to hold the iPad upright and in the same location. I like to Altec Lasing Speaker Dock or the iPAD keyboard Dock. This app allows annotation on what the camera is viewing or to have a laser pointer to show something specific.

Collaborate in Groups
Use Shareboard or Whiteboard VGA Out to have student link together. Students can share whiteboard space, and draw on one screen. Whiteboard VGA Out can allow one drawing space to be displayed through the VGA Connector. If you are interested in using large groups, you may want to look into purchasing a Groupboard Designer server license.


Taking Notes on Notes
Most teachers and professors have their notes in PDF format that can be downloaded. Open the PDF in Noterize app. Students can highlight and place comment notes on the pdf. File can be save to device or back to a cloud storage. Noterize gives similar functionality to Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.


iPAD Audio/Video Podcast Studio
Student can use iPrompt Pro on one iPAD and DJ SoundBox on another iPAD near the recording device (iPAD using iTalk lite if creating an audio podcast). The iPAD with iPrompt Pro acts as a teleprompter with the text that scrolls on the screen. DJ SoundBox plays sound effects such as radio news breaks and other sounds. The podcast can be recorded and uploaded to a storage site.

Share-a-Cell
Students use 3D Cell Simulation and Stain Tool to create a cell. Students can stain and save the cell. Using fileDisplay or Power Projector, students can share cell with the class. Students can discuss traits that the cell has.

Dissect the Human Body
Use Skeleton 3D Anatomy or SkeletalHD to examine the a person's skeleton. Then, students can use body specifics app, such as 3D brain, 3D4Medical's Images, Pocket Heart,Pocket Body for details of the organs.

Replacing Graphing Calculators
Students can use PI-83 to as a graphing calculator and the instructor can project the graph should look like using Graphing Calculator HD. You may also want to take a look at Quick Graph (which projects) and MyCalculator Pro.

Collecting Data from Experiments
Use Forms to collect data from experiments that can be synced to Google Docs. Numbers can be used in a similar function, but it is not projectable.. The Data can be projected in the front of the class for each group or person can discuss what they saw. Google Docs can displayed through a number of browser projection apps. Power Presenter give the most bang for your buck.

Art Class Simulations
Students can use Artrage and Let's Create! Pottery HD to simulate the artistic creations. Both apps have the option save work as an image. I have used used Artrage on a SMARTboard for a while and it is excellent. The app works well on the iPAD, too. Pottery is a really fun that is based on the wheel. The app can make cups, vases, and plates. Students receive points for being creative and can be used to add features.