iPads can’t improve learning without good teaching Pt 2 – Writing. Used with permission from Debbie Ridpath Ohi at Inkygirl.com ( ) Writing and technology has been a controversial subject for many traditionalists in education. “Spell check stops children from learning to spell”. “All students do today is copy and paste from Wikipedia and Google searched articles.” ” Children need to handwrite all their drafts”. “William Shakespeare didn’t have a laptop” ( OK, i just threw that in for fun!) At the same time, of course, as a teacher I have been subjected to countless reports and stories typed in ridiculous unreadable coloured fonts, decorated with superfluous clip art and WordArt headings and thousands of “death by Powerpoints” unnecessarily printed out to hand up to me. 20 years of computers as a publishing tool has not necessarily improved the standard of students’ writing skills.
The key words in that last sentence are of course publishing and writing. Which leads me once more to the star of “Mr G Online”, the iPad. What is writing? Ipadschools - home. Send To Dropbox - Email files to your Dropbox! Essential%20iPad%20websites%20filled%20with%20Apps%20to%20Guide%20Your%20Instruction. Are We Really Evaluating the Use of iPads in Our Classroom.
One of the things we need to be doing as educators is to critically evaluate the resources and learning experiences that we provide for our students.
This is even more important when we are spending vast sums of public money to implement new or innovative hardware devices into our schools. At the moment only short term studies have been released showing the benefits or not of using 1:1 tablet programs. There are few that are easily accessible to teachers or that outline specific strategies for implementing tablet programs. It would good to create a collection of these if people are aware of them. Send them through and I will add them to this article. Here are some of references to existing research that I found interesting. This site has a collection of links to what other research institutions are also doing: Articles: As a start we should be evaluating the apps we chose to use with our students.
Another fantastic is resource is Apps+Taskonomy. Creative Uses for iPad in the Classroom. 39 Sites For Using iPads in the Classroom. Pages - Menu This Blog Linked From Here Sites to Follow Friday, October 7, 2011.
iCreate vs. iConsumption. iPads in our classrooms: reflections after 2 weeks. EdApps.ca. Look Mum – No Cables! iPad2 Mirroring In The Classroom. We had a big day last week. A day when long term planning in a school and taking a measured risk paid off. Let me explain… One of the most underrated and significant developments of iOS5 has been the ability to mirror the iPad2 onto any screen via AppleTV. This development signifies a break away from the shackles of cables and allows the iPad, iPod or iPhone to become an even more natural addition to the classroom. Yet our decision to invest in this concept started many months ago, when mirroring was still a rumor. Ringwood North Primary School was allocated a new learning space as part of the ‘Building The Education Revolution’ initiative in 2010. A new area, new teaching team and 138 students on a 1 to 1 iPad program with no projectors or displays.
HOME. Internet Catalogue. I Education Apps Review - I Education Apps Review - Apple TV may revolutionize the use of a teacher iPad in the classroom! iPads in Education. 39 Sites For Using iPads in the Classroom. iPad in Education. Lessons from an iPad Rollout. Mobile Computing | Feature Lessons from an iPad Rollout Florida's "first iPad high school" has deployed 300 iPads to its high school teachers and students.
Thanks to preparations on the infrastructure, training, and security fronts, the fall rollout has proved relatively snag-free. By Bridget McCrea09/21/11 In March and June, THE Journal reported on The Master's Academy and the challenges it was tackling on the way to becoming Florida's first iPad school. Preparations: Training, Bandwidth, Security "We distributed them about a week before school," said Salerno, "and the teachers and students are doing very well with the devices so far. " Campus WiFi coverage was one area that Salerno was holding his breath over when the devices were fired up Aug. 15.
The approach has worked well so far. Device security was another point of concern prior to rollout, especially because students would be taking their iPads home every night. iPads in the Classroom. iPad in Education. iPads for Education. Skype, the iPad and connected learning - misterel teaching. iPads and Tablets in Education. The iPad Classroom. Blog. I have been reading my fair share of blogs, wikis and other documentation as schools around the world are deploying iPads in their classroom.
It is finally our turn at the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School to welcome 20 brand new shiny iPad2s (no cart, just individual iPads) In the spirit of passing on the trials and errors, as we get the devices ready to be used in the classroom by teachers and students, I am documenting our process. Here are additional resources, I used to help us along the way: Here we go: Took the iPads out of the box and attached a SmartCover to it.Used a designated “mother” laptop to create a dedicated Apple iTunes account.
I created a Program Manager e-mail account and two Program Facilitator e-mail accounts under our domain to apply to the App Store Volume Purchase Program. Next steps will be: Like this: Like Loading... Getting Started with iPads. Fc-ipads - home. Learning and Teaching with iPads.