Creative Learning with an iPad

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I am constantly amazed at what a great tool the iPad is for homeschooling. It is also wonderful for creative and gifted students. My kids all received an iPad mini for Christmas, and it is the single most used item in our homeschool now. It is perfect for watching videos, taking online classes, reading books, using as a whiteboard, listening to music, writing notes, and much more.

I want to highlight how all my kids use their iPad, and this week I am focusing on Autry. She is musical and motivated by creating and sharing, and I think her favorite apps reflect this.


One of her favorite apps is GarageBand . She loves to record vocals and her ukulele playing then add other tracks. The pic above is from a song she is currently working on. Sometimes she uses the music for a movie she is editing, other times she shares a song she made on SoundCloud. Whatever she does, GarageBand is a great, creative outlet for her.


Another app that she uses quite often is Pages. Autry loves to write and to illustrate her books. She utilizes Pages for her writing, and she imports her drawings from SketchbookPro, another app that she loves. I am impressed by how easy these apps are to use, and how professional the finished product looks.


Autry also enjoys blogging  (she gets that from me) about her life, her friends, and her music. She uses the WordPress app for her blogging needs. She is able to take pictures on her iPad, edit them using Camera+, and then import them right into WordPress. She then adds her text and any other media she wants and then she is done, no computer needed at all.