Online Class:  

iPads In The Classroom: 

You Can Do It!

Instructor: Ashley Smith

Whether your classroom has access to one iPad or an entire class set, this powerful tool will engage your students and presents many exciting platforms for independent learning.  But do you know how to get the most out of your classroom iPads?  This distance class gives you the opportunity to explore how to manage your iPads, keep your tablets and students safe, and how iPads are especially powerful for your SPED and ELL students.  You will gain familiarity with a wide range of free and low-cost apps that can be used in each subject throughout the day.  You must have access to at least one iPad (any version) to complete this class.


Students will gain experience in:

For K-12 Teachers

This class is offered for 3, 4 or 5  Quarter Credits

For 3 credits you will complete 8 assignments

For 4 credits you will complete 10 assignments

For 5 credits you will complete 12 assignments

Register Anytime!  You can start your course TODAY!

1. Click "Registration" below.  Our site will redirect you to an SPU registration page where you will pay both the TINT and SPU fee with a credit card. 

2. You will receive an email from SPU with your receipt and a link to the coursework. 

3. You have a year to complete the work at your own pace.  Your grade will be posted on your transcript within a few weeks (and often sooner) of you finishing!


Option 1:  Non-Credit/Audit TINT Tuition Fee (30 PDUs): $525


Option 2:   3 Quarter Credit (60 PDUs) = TINT Tuition Fee: $525

+ $165 SPU Credit Fee (Click here for SPU Info) = $690


Option 3:  4 Quarter Credit (80 PDUs) = TINT Tuition Fee: $625

+ $220 SPU Credit Fee (Click here for SPU Info) = $845


Option 4:  5 Quarter Credit (100 PDUs) = TINT Tuition Fee: $715

+ $275 SPU Credit Fee (Click here for SPU Info) = $990

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Student Testimonials:

Thank you for the format of this course! It has been so nice to learn at a pace that works with a busy schedule. I know I am not alone in sharing that families need flexibility to learn and work. This course gave me the perfect balance to learn something new, while also doing my job as a teacher and a mom, so thank you! I will recommend TINT courses to colleagues, and I already have!

TINT Student

Many thanks for an intelligently designed course with thoughtful content.

TINT Student

I am so grateful for all I have learned through this class. Prior to taking this class, I had only a vague surface level knowledge about how iPads can be used in a classroom. I am so excited to use all I have learned in the fall when I begin a teaching job at a district with 1:1 iPad distribution. I am thrilled to be able to use the iPad as an interactive white board and be able to move fluidly through the classroom rather than having to spend more of my time at the front of the classroom. I am also looking forward to seeing how the student’s respond to having an individual iPad for completing their assignments.


I also have a much better understanding of how to manage a set of iPads as well as making sure students’ identities are protected online. I would feel overwhelmed with my new position if I hadn’t taken this class. My confidence in using iPads is much stronger after completing these assignments.

TINT Student

When I first started this class I was worried about being overwhelmed because there are so many apps for the classroom, and I tend to just stick with the same few I have always used. With so many options out there I often would worry that trying something new wouldn’t be successful and where to even start felt like a burden.

The way this course was designed worked perfectly for my learning.  Easing into this subject with your Pinterest pages, the videos and then our independent research was great. What I really like about this course is that I will always have the spreadsheet available to me with ideas from other teachers that I can look back on when I want to implement a new app with my students.

I would say that this course definitely exceeded my goals. The amount of knowledge that I gained and the resources that I have access to are so valuable.

TINT Student

I would very confidently say that all of my goals and more were met in taking this class.  I like how each assignment focused on a different element of implementing iPads into learning.  I got to look at technology through all different lenses both good and bad.  I read many articles that I would have probably never had the chance to read if it wasn’t for this class.  The final assignment forced me to research different apps through the lenses of different subjects.  I cannot wait to see what apps other teachers in this class have researched.  Overall this class was a 10/10 and I would recommend to anyone that wants to learn more about the wonderful world of iPads! 

TINT Student

I have a completely different outlook on what the iPads should be used for in the classroom. In the past, I have used them to be tools for students to use in order to learn something. After taking this class and reading some of the articles, I now see it as a tool just as much for me to use as the students and also for the kids to create their own work and take more ownership of their work through the iPad. I love the idea of using it as a creative medium to produce presentations and books rather than just practicing math facts and reading. This class has opened my eyes to so many more uses than I really thought about. You can get more students to buy into assignments and subjects when it is done on an iPad in the correct way. I am excited to use apps like story bird to get kids creating their own stories and sharing them with the class through their own iPad. This will challenge me to learn more about the iPad but it is something I have needed to do to maximize the iPad to its fullest potential.

TINT Student

I have learned so much in this class, and am so glad that I signed up to take it.  Before I started, I did not have much confidence in my ability to utilize the iPad in my classroom. I did not feel comfortable creating my own masterpieces, and I certainly did not have enough knowledge to even help my students use certain apps.  Throughout the last several weeks, I have gained confidence and knowledge, and feel much more ready to implement iPad usage in my classroom this school year.

TINT Student