iPads in the Art Room

iPads in the Art Room

To best reach our students, it’s imperative that we use all the tools at our disposal. iPads in the Art Room can teach you how to use this technology without taking the creativity away from your hands-on classes.

During this course you’ll learn the basics of the iPad, including how to organize your apps and more efficiently use the device. Then, the course will move quickly on to how to use this tablet as a medium, not just a device for students to play games on when they’re done with their work. You’ll become proficient at incorporating apps and resources into lessons you’re already teaching in the art studio in no time!

Graduate Credits
Contact Hours Total
Graduate Credits / PD Hours 2 Graduate Credits / 80 PD Hours
Price Non-Graduate Credit $250.00 / Graduate Credit $500.00
Tue Wed
Nov 1 Nov 30
Upcoming Course Run Dates
Nov 1 Nov 30
Dec 1 Dec 31
Feb 1 Feb 28
Course Code
EDUC500 AOE010
Morningside College
Higher Learning Commission


  • Expertly use iPad teaching tools and resources to enhance student creativity, visual literacy and divergent thinking.
  • Understand how iPads are changing the future of education and how you and your students can benefit from those changes.
  • Combine traditional art-making processes with innovative tablet-based technology to expose students to new ways of thinking.
  • Customize lessons so students can practice art skills at their own level and pace.
  • Create action plans to get iPads into the hands of your students.

Course Breakdown

Week 1
iPad Basics
  1. Learn the basic workings of an iPad.
  2. Explore ways to help fundraise for more iPads or for new apps for use in your art room.
  3. Set up an iTunes account for downloading apps, then download several!
Week 2
iPad for Creation
  1. Explore various digital mediums for creation, noting how colleagues use them with students.
  2. Browse Pinterest to find and install camera, drawing and painting apps that interest you.
  3. Discuss how these apps can be used with your students and as a teacher resource.
Week 3
iPad for Animation
  1. Learn how other art teachers are using video and stop motion videos with their students.
  2. Browse Pinterest to find and install video and digital-storytelling apps that interest you.
  3. Familiarize yourself with Vimeo and YouTube to share videos from the iPad to the Web.
Week 4
iPad for Connecting
  1. Break down your classroom walls and connect with the world through Twitter and Skype Edu.
  2. Discuss the benefits and challenges of collaborating on projects through technology.
  3. Create an action plan on how you’d like to use technology to collaborate with another art teacher.
  4. Leave class with a comprehensive tool kit of lesson plans and organizational strategies.

The Creativity Crisis

A sample assignment from Week 1 of the class “iPads in the Art Room.”

1. Research

Learn the basic workings of an iPad and explore ways to fundraise for iPads and apps for classroom use. Research cloud-based storage platforms to make collaboration a breeze.

2. Discussion

Share the steps you took to familiarize yourself with your iPad and how the iPad will help you become more productive. Discuss effective ways to receive funding for iPads and apps.

3. Practical, Hands-On Application

Use online apps to organize and categorize teaching-related materials. Install a cloud-based storage program on your iPad or desktop.

What do actual art teachers think?

Juliann E.
"I felt like this class helped me to not only discover new apps, but really use them and plan ways to involve them in my classroom. I loved having all the perspectives and feedback from colleagues from across the country which expanded my view of how I can approach things in new and differing ways. Thanks for another invigorating dose of professional development!"
Jodi L.
"This was an amazing experience! The collaboration between art teachers was so enriching. It has been 20 years since I had a class with and for art education. I will be signing up again."

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