Like many of you, I still use a mix of analog and digital tools in my teaching practice. I use an old fashioned notebook and pen to keep up with ideas and to-do’s. Things like note taking, providing feedback on papers, and screencasting have all been awkward for me until now. The iPad Pro is broadening my options for practices that involve handwriting or drawing.

image shows two apps side by side on the iPad Pro

The iPAD PRO AS A TEACHING TOOL

SIDE-BY-SIDE APPs

You’re looking at the NOTES app and the Microsoft Word app running side by side. This is effective for teachers and

You’re looking at the NOTES app and the Microsoft Word app running side by side. This is effective for teachers and students who want to take notes on PDFs, e-books, videos, or any other media.

THE PENCIL

The pencil/stylus has a fine point and no lag, which is less awkward than a traditional stylus.

REAL ESTATE

The iPad Pro is about the same size as a sheet of paper, which feels natural.

FEEDBACK

I know that many faculty have been looking for ways to provide handwritten feedback on digital assignments. The paper-sized interface and natural stylus allow for this.

There are numerous other ways to use the iPad Pro in your classroom.

See our iTeach+ Workshop schedule at http://iTeachU.uaf.edu/events