iPad for Students

Teaching students to see the iPad as their ‘best friend’ in the classroom.


ATapps is proud to offer a world-first: an online iPad Course designed specifically to teach students with Learning Difficulties how to use an iPad in the classroom to achieve their potential.

Students with LD are often encouraged to bring their own device into the classroom, but may not know how to make the best use of the device to support their needs. The classroom teacher may not know or have enough time in class to support that student using their device.

The Course is designed for students in Years 3-7 and teaches them using 10 structured lessons how to use their iPads to support their learning in a range of subjects. Students can complete the lessons at their own pace at home and their licence will allow them to have 3 months of access to the video tutorials. Students should aim to complete two lessons each week.

There is a full money back guarantee: if after 14 days you are not satisfied that the course is appropriate for your child you can get your money back.

Course Syllabus

This course teaches students from Year 3 upwards how to make the best use of the iPad to support all learning in the classroom.

Lesson 1: The Basics

In this first lesson you will see 4 short videos where you will learn more about the Online iPad Course and how it will help you use the iPad at school. You will learn to create contacts and learn some basic brain science. When we know how our brain develops neurons we can actively do things to keep developing them.

Lesson 2: The iPad for Reading

Activating Text-To-Speech
Learn how to activate Text-to-Speech with Speak Screen to read eBooks. Learn how to download documents and air-print if you have an air-printer at home.

Lesson 3: Claro PDF Introduction

Learn the basics of Claro PDF

This app can read text to you, you can write or type your answers and also record a note with your own voice. Add photos and drawings to the document with the handy tools.

Lesson 4: Claro PDF Part 2

Image PDFs
This lesson will show you the next step in using Claro PDF- to access image PDFs.

Lesson 5: Notability

Notability is a very useful app! We can use it to record our voice to plan assignments and we don’t need to spell one word. We then can listen to it as many times as we need to as a prompt when we are writing.

Lesson 6: Notability Part 2

You will learn how to record what you know about a topic with your voice- and write ‘annotations’ at the same time. In this lesson we will import a PDF worksheet and then record on top of that with our voice.

Lesson 7: Text Prediction

Text Prediction is an excellent support tool for writing. Be sure to learn the correct way to use this technology so that your spelling ability is improved as you use it. This lesson offers tutorials in 3 excellent text-prediction apps: Clicker Docs, iWord Q and Docs Plus. There is no need to purchase and learn all 3- just choose one. Our recommendation is Clicker Docs for Year 2-5 and Docs Plus for Year 6+. iWordQ is a more affordable alternative to Clicker Docs.

Lesson 8: Revision

If we don’t use it- we will lose it! That’s why revision of what we have learned is so important. Let’s go over how we use Notability, Text Prediction and Claro PDF. Practice makes perfect!

Lesson 9: Claro PDF Advanced

Here we will learn how to take a photo of a worksheet, have it scanned, and access it in Claro PDF. We can have it read to us if we need it, and we can write or record our answers!

Lesson 10: Revision

The more times we do something the less likely we are to forget it. Here we practice using Notability and Text Prediction.

Lesson 11: Revision

A final opportunity to practice using OCR on a document in Claro PDF.

Lesson 12: Final Quiz

Complete the final quiz to demonstrate your knowledge. Score 70% to earn your certificate.

“It was the best day of my life!” 9 Year old student with ASD and Dyslexia, after using two apps from the Online iPad Course at school for the first time.


• Books
• Notability
• Claro PDF Pro
• ClickerDocs or iWordQ or Docs Plus
These are likely to cost around $80 from the Appstore.
An Email account is recommended to be set up for the student to use on the iPad

Frequently Asked Questions

Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari are the best browsers to use to engage in the lessons.

It is highly recommended that an adult sit with the child when he/she is doing the lessons to help the child keep focused, help clarify points as needed and acts as a coach giving encouragement and support.

It is best that you sit with your child at a computer/device (another ipad/tablet) that is different to the iPad that your child is learning to use. This way your child can watch the video and re-watch sections as needed, and do the activities on his/her iPad to achieve mastery and working memory is not overloaded.

It is recommended that you watch the three videos in Lesson 7 prior to purchasing a text prediction app. This will show you how iWordQ, ClickerDocs and iReadWrite work- and you can choose which one would be most suitable.
(If you have already downloaded a phonetic text prediction app that your child is familiar with and is helping them- they can use that. It should be correcting almost all of your child’s spelling errors and should have highlighted text-to-speech.)

Unfortunately not- this course is designed to teach students how to use the iPad.

When you purchase the course, you have three months access to the course material and videos which will be updated as the apps become updated.

We would never want you to be unhappy with your purchase. If you are not satisfied that it meets your child’s needs you can contact us within 14 days and you will receive a full refund.

This course is suited to students in Year 3 and above who need support with reading and writing in the classroom.

The course costs $129 and includes more than 4 hours of tutorials and set activities. Enrolment allows access to the course for 3 months.

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