iPads for Education | Victoria, Australia. Pain and Remedies of Sharing iPads in Schools. There is no end to the uses of the iPad in education. I’ve discussed that ad nauseum on this blog. As a learning tool, it has the potential to make a great positive change to learning. The only problem is Apple designed it for individual use. Schools are designed for ( or budgeted for) shared use. Conventional wisdom is for iPad use to occur in a 1:1 or BYOD Environment. In the best case scenario, I wholeheartedly agree.
If you have your own iPad, privacy, safety and security boils down to deciding to use a passcode to lock your iPad screen and, if required, being connected to your school’s network filtering system. In our situation, the iPads are mainly for the students but I have assigned each of the iPads to a teacher for overnight borrowing. Our school has had issues with using a proxy server with iPads since we’ve had them.
However, a new issue has arisen, albeit with a solution already worked out. What stories do you have of your shared iPad experiences. 18 Ways iPads Are Being Used In Classrooms Right Now. iPads are quickly becoming a popular and powerful educational tool for classrooms. Beyond the immediate benefit of engaging students, iPads can improve education efficiency and standards. However, many teachers are unsure of how to use them effectively. Coupled with concerns over the costs involved, iPad implementation in schools is seen as an unnecessary and expensive risk. As the case studies below demonstrate, iPads are being used in education environments around the world with great success.
Teachers can have paperless classrooms, take attendance, share interactive presentations and test their students—all on their iPad. So just what are they doing? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Similarly, First Words Animals aids with letter and word identification. 18. iPad Voice Dictation: Commands List & Tips. Voice Dictation, or just Dictation as Apple calls it, is one of my favorite features of iOS on the iPad. As I’ve mentioned recently here, I use it more and more and it just keeps getting better. Though Siri may draw more attention, I think dictation is the far more useful feature right now.
If you haven’t tried out dictation on the iPad you really should give it a go. It can be much faster than typing at times. Here are a few little tips and some common commands you can use to get even more out of dictation: Speak slowly and clearly: I know this sounds obvious, but it’s an easy one to forget. Add punctuation commands as you speak: There are a great number of useful commands that can be used with dictation.
This morning I ate breakfast, walked the dog, and took my daughter to school. Use languages Other than US English: Dictation supports a range of languages other than just US English. Question mark: ? Exclamation point: ! Underscore: _ comma: , open parenthesis: ( close parenthesis: ) quote: “ Apple Configurator and VPP Resource Links | Jonathan Wylie. I recently attended an Apple workshop on using Apple Configurator and managing a Volume Purchase Program in schools. I am doing both already, but I i picked up a few useful tips. Participants were also sent some links to Apple resources on both Configurator and the VPP, and I don’t think that some of them are all that well known, so I am listing those below for anyone that might be interested.
Another useful thing I found recently was the US phone number for the Apple Enterprise team, who have been very helpful answering questions I had on problems with Apple Configurator. You can call them on 1-866-752-7753. I can’t say enough good things about the people I have dealt with in that team, so I am sure they could be a great resource too. I realize that these may be a little technical for some people, but please forward them to your IT team to let them take a look at all that Apple has to support educators in the classroom with iOS devices. Like this: Like Loading... Related In "iPad" Got A New iPad? There's An AppList For That! Are you getting your first iPad today? There are tons of apps out there, and we’re to help you sort out the best of the bunch. With our handy AppLists and AppGuides, you can find the best apps to start your iPad experience off right! Everyone loves a freebie. So, where better to start than with a list of some of our favorite free apps?
Fresh Out Of The Box For iPad – Free Edition You’ve got your freebies. Fresh Out Of The Box For iPad – Paid Edition Maybe you’re not quite ready to jump into the app pool just yet. Apps For The App-Averse So you bought an iPad purely for its functionality, right? Best iPad Utilities Ah, who are we kidding. Cool iPad Apps to Demo Are you upgrading for the first time to a Retina display with the new iPad 4?
Apps That Show Off The iPad’s Retina Display We’ve mentioned a few games on the above lists, but we realize that for some of you, gaming is a huge part of owning an iPad. Five iPad Games To Download Now iPad App Store Gaming Classics Best iCade Compatible Games. Mobile Technology 2011 - clean version. iPad Workflow Solutions for Educators « Jonathan Wylie. Recently, I attended ITEC 2012 -Iowa’s premier technology conference for educators. David Pogue and Marco Torres were the keynote speakers, but there were dozens of other excellent breakout sessions over the course of this three-day event.
I myself had the opportunity to present twice, so I opted for a couple of iPad sessions that I had been wanting to talk about for some time now, and I have included the slides to the first of these two sessions below – iPad Workflow Solutions for Educators. A digital workflow for the iPad, or the process of getting student work to and from the device, has long been a subject of some consternation among those who use iPads in the classroom. Why? The reason is simple. Thankfully, this is beginning to change. So, feel free to take a look at some of the options that are available to you if you use iPads in the classroom.
Like this: Like Loading... What The iPad Has Done To Education. As the iPad approaches popularity that’d make The Beatles blush, it’s easy to forget what technology in learning looked like before the little tablet from Cupertino entered our collective pedagogical consciousness. It’s also easy to forget what exactly it does from a functional perspective that makes it such an effective teaching tool. When adopting any new learning tool, from technology to curricula to instructional strategies, the clearer the picture of how that tool ideally functions can be helpful in improving its use. The Learning Process One of the more powerful ways technology can support learning is by removing barriers. The iPad has been a boon functioning as a communication tool for students who have challenges communicating, from learners with autism to English Language Learners.
But it also establishes a more direct link between learners, instruction, and content. Not Everyone Convinced What it is about the iPad that makes this sort of potential possible? What does the iPad “do”? iProductivity: Student Workflow in the iClassroom. Bett Show :: Seminars & Workshops. Bloomin' Apps. This page gathers all of the Bloomin' Apps projects in one place.Each image has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Android, Google and online tools and applications to support each of the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.I have created a page to allow you to share your favorite online tool, iOS, or Android app with others.
Cogs of the Cognitive Processes I began to think about the triangular shape of Bloom's Taxonomy and realized I thought of it a bit differently.Since the cognitive processes are meant to be used when necessary, and any learner goes in and out of the each level as they acquire new content and turn it into knowledge, I created a different type of image that showcased my thoughts about Bloom's more meaningfully.Here is my visual which showcases the interlocking nature of the cognitive processes or, simply, the "Cogs of the Cognitive Processes". IPAD APPS TO SUPPORT BLOOM'S REVISED TAXONOMYassembled by Kathy Schrock Bloom's and SAMR: My thoughts. Subject professional development materials: ICT.
Top 20 Must-Have Educational iPhone & iPad Apps Used By Real Teachers in the Classroom - iPhone app article - Shara Karasic. With the advent of the 2011/2012 school year, teachers who have access to mobile technology are scrambling to find the best education apps for the iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone. Educators use apps for everything from communicating with students to inspiring creativity to dissecting virtual frogs. Luckily, we have lots of educators (including Apple Distinguished Educators) on Appolicious who share their lists of the best education apps for elementary, middle school, junior high, and high school. These are the education apps most listed by educators on Appolicious. 1. 3D Brain (iPad, iPhone. Free) Reviewed by educator lmorris: “This is a great learning tool for any student. Subject/Grade: Science (Biology). 4-12. Listed by: Alline, techsupv, and SkylineiPads. 2. Reviewed by educator lmorris: “This is a great app for learning about priceless pieces of art.
Subject/Grade: Art. 6-12. Listed by: justatitch, uwcsea and LaurieFowler. 3. Subject/Grade: Language Arts, Math, Science. 4. 5. 6. 6. 7. 8. 9.