48 iPad Apps That Support A Student-Centered Workflow

| February 25, 2019

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If you use iPads in your classroom, you’ve likely been faced with the challenge of workflow–how work, data, and thinking are distributed, collected, and aggregated. We’ve talked before about an iPad workflow in the classroom, and there are no easy solutions, if for no other reason than every classroom is different. This time, however, the collection is titled towards students–student-centered workflow that allows students to access content, turn in work, or collaborate with one another by design.

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University of Delaware

The University of Delaware - a state assisted, privately chartered institution - is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant and Carnegie Research University (very high research activity). The University, with origins in 1743, was chartered by the State of Delaware in 1833. A Women's College was opened in 1914, and in 1945 UD became permanently coeducational. The main campus is located in Newark, Delaware, a suburban community of nearly 30,000, situated midway between Philadelphia and Baltimore. Courses are also offered at the Wilmington campus and at other locations throughout the State, including Dover, Georgetown, Milford, and Lewes.

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