iPad Base Camps
Stations Road Map
• What are the essential and/or foundational
skills ALL your students need to have? Think about the ones that are
foundational to have in place
before curriculum and classes
begin. Also think about skills
that are universal and all
classes would beneﬁt from but
can be frustrating and/or time
consuming for teachers to teach
in the classroom with ﬁdelity.
• How much time do you have for students to
explore stations. Select the number of skills
We only had 45-50 minutes so 4
stations was the max we could
get through without negatively
impacting the experience. We
spent about 8 minutes at a
station and left time for an
introduction with directions,
time to transition to stations, and
time to complete an exit ticket.
• What do the particulars of the tasks and apps
look like? Like steps to making a peanut
butter and jelly sandwich, write
out each step, click, tap, process
for each of your tasks. After
doing this, walk through the task
with the device and your
directions and make adjustments
Instructional Design is one of the
most important pieces to
remember. I use a 5 part process
(see below). All of the stations
are designed on individual slides
in Keynote which makes them
easy to print and edit.
• How will you design the stations so they
essentially run themselves?
1. Group steps into
chunks by products
2. Bold main actions
or buttons that are
3. Include screenshots as necessary and
label and annotate them as needed.
4. Choose an icon for each station. This will
help students easily locate and transition
to each station.
5. Create a header page for each station. This
helps students understand what their task
will be, what apps are needed, and which
ones will necessitate an email account.
Slide Deck with
Blog Post with Even
Sample Stations and