In order to successfully use iPads during our math stations, it is imperative to set expectations. I begin this lesson by showing the students a classroom iPad. At this point, many students tell me they have one at home, which always helps!
I find it best to discuss the wrong way to use our technology and then have a student model the correct way. For example, I will carry the iPad around with one hand and gently swing it. I ask my class if this is the correct way to carry an iPad. They enthusiastically tell me NO! I will call on a student to tell me the right way to walk with the iPad. If they answer correctly, I will allow them to model the correct way. I found a really great poster with Classroom iPad Rules by Heidi Songs on Pinterest.
I use this poster as my outline for discussing the expectations. The poster is displayed year round near my iPad station.