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 18 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 12 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 6 short videos where you will learn more about the Online iPad Licence Course and how it will help you use the iPad at school. You will learn to create folders and contacts and activate Text to Speech so that the iPad can read information to you.

  1. Introduction
  2.  Creating Contacts
  3.  Your Brain (part 1)
  4. Your Brain (part 2)
    Download and print Course Overview, Student Record, App Reference Sheets & FAQ.
  5.  Activating Text-to-Speech
    Download and read eBook in iBooks- using Text-to-Speech for tricky words
  6. Sending Emails
Lesson 2: The iPad for Reading

Activating Text-To-Speech (2)
Learn how to activate Text-to-Speech with Speak Screen to read eBooks.

  1. Activating Text-to-Speech part 2
  2. Browse in iBooks to find a book that you would like to read.
Lesson 3: Claro PDF Introduction

Learn the basics of Claro PDF

  1. Claro PDF Introduction: have text read aloud, voice record answers, write and type your responses
  2. Claro PDF Quiz
Lesson 4: Claro PDF Part 2

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

  1. Claro PDF part 2: Image PDFs: scan and convert image PDF to readable text
  2. Claro PDF part 2 Quiz
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.

  1. Notability introduction- learn to speak and annotate to take notes
  2. Notability Introduction Quiz
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.

  1. Complete imported PDF: Notability Part 2
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.

1. Text Prediction with iWordQ
2. Text Prediction with 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!

1. Revision part 1

2. Revision part 2

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!

1. Download document to take photo

2. Take photo and scan to convert to readable text in Claro PDF

3. Complete worksheet in Claro PDF

Lesson 10: Project

Preparing to write an eBook
We are going to create a book in Creative Book Builder. This lesson uses Notability and text prediction to plan and write our content for the book. Remember to use the text prediction in a way that builds your neurons!

  1. Preparation for eBook- workflow using different apps
Lesson 11: Adding photos and videos to eBook

Learn how to add photos, videos and music to your eBook.

1.  Adding photos and videos to your eBook

2. Creative Book Builder Quiz

Lesson 12: Publish your eBook

Finally publish and share your eBook with family and friends.

  1. Learn how to publish and share your eBook
Lesson 13: Revision

Let’s revise what we have learned so far.

  1. Revision: Part 1
  2. Revision: Part 2
Lesson 14 Explain Everything

Explain Everything is a very clever app that allows us to create tutorials to teach ourselves different things, projects, videos and presentations. We will create a project using our content from our eBook.

1:  Explain Everything Part 1

Lesson 15: Explain Everything part 2

We will complete our Explain Everything project in this lesson and learn to create and edit a video within the app.

  1. Explain Everything Project: record video and edit as necessary
Lesson 16: Explain Everything part 3

Become a master at Explain Everything

1. Final part of Explain Everything

2. Explain Everything Quiz

Lesson 17: Final Project

Final project- taking your learning further
This is the last lesson of the course. Your task is to create a project of your own choice using the skills you have learned. Plan your project in Notability, write in your text prediction app, get photos from Flickr and create an eBook or Explain Everything project.

1. Choose your topic & do online research

2. Record your information in Notability

3. Use Text Prediction to write up your information on your topic

4. Add your information to Creative Book Builder or Explain Everything.Add Photos and videos

5. Edit your project.

6. Publish your project as an eBook, movie file or Explain Everything Project. Email it to ATapps

Lesson18: Final Quiz

Score 75% on this quiz to earn a certificate of completion for the iPad Course.

“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.


• iBooks
• Notability
• Explain Everything
• Creative Book Builder OR Book Creator
• Claro PDF Pro
• ClickerDocs or iWordQ
These are likely to cost around $70 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 twelve 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 approximately AU$100 and includes 7 hours of tutorials and set activities. Enrolment allows access to the course for 12 months.

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