A couple thoughts to get you started... I recently started using a software on my desktop called Reflection (download fromhttps://www.reflectionapp.com/) which
allows me to show my iPad/iPod/iPhone through my laptop to project on the whiteboard/screen. It is only $15 and is extraordinarily useful. With this you are able to be walking around the room and not tethered by a cord to show what you want students to do or for students to show to the rest of the class what they have created. Splashtop app is also a great app (itunes store) for remote controlling your classroom computer from your iPad/iPod/iPhone so you again don't have to be right next to the computer that is attached to your projector in order to post what you want to show. For these to work your classroom computer and the iPads do need to be running on the same wireless network so you may want to check to verify that this will be the case.
If you are on Twitter, I would recommend that you do a search for #techfl which will take you to the informal gathering we had at the last ACTFL conference to share our favorite apps. There is a good summary there. Also Shelly Terrell has recently done a bunch of webinars on Simple K12 on using iPads. Lots of apps for developing communication were presented there. Some I remember include Pocket WavePad (like audacity), Puppet Pals (digital story/role play), Voicethread, LinoIT (collaborative stickie note board like wallwisher), Popplet (mindmap), there are various whiteboard like programs where students can draw what is described to them for example, dropbox for sharing files, google drive (the only thing you can't do is edit slides)... You can find Shelly's stuff at the following links: http://teacherrebootcamp.com/free-ebooks/mobile-learning-50-resources-tips/http://www.slideshare.net/ShellTerrell/presentations
On twitter @ShellTerrell
Melinda Larson has a great collection of apps for language learning located at: https://sites.google.com/site/melindamlarsonapps/
You are welcome also to look at my Diigo list for iPad: http://www.diigo.com/user/lryeazel/ipad
Most of all, think about the task first. What is it that you want students to be able to do. I'm sure there is an app to help you with that. Don't design the activity just because you have an app or some new technology. Consider what you want students to accomplish and then consider how it might be accomplished better and what tools you need to do that. You may want to first think about what isn't working and how to fix it. No need to change everything all at once or what you know is working already.
Hope this helps get you started. Good luck and enjoy the new opportunities coming your way.
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