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10 Must-Have Apps For iPads In The Classroom. My students love using their iPads in the classroom! iPads in the classroom provide student with the opportunity not to be restricted to the traditional way of learning. As a teacher, it is a wonderful feeling to see students being engaged and interacting in their learning. Since our school’s 1:1 iPad initiative in all Math and Science classrooms, I have become passionate about finding technology tools that will motivate and inspire my students to learn.

Great use of iPads technology tools directly impacts the learning environment of the classroom. How tablets are invading the classroom. iPads improve special education at Coon Rapids school. The addition of a few iPads to the special education toolbox has raised the achievement bar at Northdale Middle School in Coon Rapids.

iPads improve special education at Coon Rapids school

In the third year of their use there, the tablet computers have led to increased engagement among some of the most severely disabled students and have accelerated their learning. Other schools have made use of technology in special education, but Northdale is the "grass roots" of the iPad initiative in Anoka-Hennepin, said teacher Mary Fleegel, who has led the program along with speech language pathologist Kathryn McLachlan. Dispelling the Myths About 1:1 Environments. In my last post, I shared what we learned last year during our 1:1 iPad and Google Apps for Education launches.

Dispelling the Myths About 1:1 Environments

In this post, I’d like to dispel myths about 1:1 environments. My assertions are not based on opinion, but on evidence directly observed in secondary classrooms at Burlington High School and from the students that traverse these halls daily. Our school launched 1,000-plus iPads last year, and we're starting our second year with the device in the hands of all students and teachers. Myth 1: The Digital Generation Needs Technology False. I did not pull this evidence out of thin air. Some Schools Actually Want Students To Play With Their Smartphones In Class : All Tech Considered.

Hide captionIn Durham, N.H., Oyster River Middle School seventh-graders Patrick Beary and Morgan Bernier play with StoryKit, a free app that helps middle-schoolers put together simple presentations, and elementary students make storybooks.

Some Schools Actually Want Students To Play With Their Smartphones In Class : All Tech Considered

Sam Evans-Brown/New Hampshire Public Radio In Durham, N.H., Oyster River Middle School seventh-graders Patrick Beary and Morgan Bernier play with StoryKit, a free app that helps middle-schoolers put together simple presentations, and elementary students make storybooks. If there is one thing that the mobile-computing era has made clear, it's that kids love touch screens. Because those touch screens — smartphones, iPads, Kindles and the like — are an inevitable added distraction to the classroom, schools across the country are struggling to deal with the growing prevalence of the technology. But a growing number of schools are embracing these hand-held, Internet-ready devices by creating policies that put them to use in the classroom.

29 iPad Resources, Tutorials, and Guides Every Teacher Should Know about. Using Physical and Virtual Printers with iPads. Using Physical and Virtual Printers with iPads You've heard that you can print from your iPad to an AirPrint enabled printer, so you go to your favorite app and find the Print menu ... only to find that there aren't any printers listed.

Using Physical and Virtual Printers with iPads

Your shiny new printer apparently doesn't support AirPrint. Join the club. Apple iPad vs. Google Nexus in Education. It has been but a few hours since ripping open the Google Nexus tablet and It is fast, light, and intuitive.The touch interface is responsive and smooth.The resolution and performance are exceptional.And yes, the 7 inch screen provides a great experience, brings an impressive phone-like mobility, and offers great comfort in multiple positions. In other words, it lives up to the many reviews touting the device as a homerun as hardware. So the question is what about education. Transform Classroom Learning with iPads. In a recent article on, experienced administrator Ben Johnson shares how he feels the iPad can transform classroom learning.

Transform Classroom Learning with iPads

Computers allowed students to word process rather than type, to do media presentations instead of show and tell, to find information on the Internet instead of encyclopedias, and to graph data electronically instead of with magic markers. Teachers depend on computers to do the same, as well as using interactive whiteboards to increase the effectiveness of presentations. What are these tablets good for? Drills and skills ... pupils at St Luke's Catholic Primary School in Revesby.

What are these tablets good for?

Photo: Steve Christo Parents are pressuring schools into buying iPads for the classroom, despite a lack of evidence about their educational benefit, no guidelines for teaching with them, and confusion about the best apps to use. Schools across the state are purchasing ''significant'' numbers of iPads without any real idea of their true value in the classroom, a NSW Department of Education study has found.

The department is now playing catch-up, conducting research trials in public schools to better understand the educational benefits of the devices. ''This is uncharted territory and we've gone in like a bull at a gate,'' said Kristy Goodwin, who is evaluating the trials for the department. In many cases, parents are raising thousands of dollars to buy the devices for schools. Using iPads in the Primary Grades. Recently, I was given the opportunity to go one-to-one in my first grade classroom with iPads.

Using iPads in the Primary Grades

To say that my students and I were excited to do this would be a bit of an understatement. It has long been a dream of mine to go one-to-one and for the students it is, as they say, like kids in a candy shop. With Great Tools Comes Great Responsibility When I announced on Twitter that I had picked up my boxes of technology, a comment from Stephen Ransom gave me great pause. He said, “With great tools comes great responsibility. Wow. If they become a babysitting tool, then I have failed. Starting Our Journey With that in mind, I was careful which apps I chose to put on the iPads initially. iPad Implementation Questionsw. Teachers Guides on The Use of iPad in education. iPad is a cool versatile tool that has a huge potential in education.

Teachers Guides on The Use of iPad in education

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 8 Free Resources on The Use of iPad in Education. I know that most of you have got a tablet device of some sort but if it happens that you have an iPad then this post will relate to you more.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 8 Free Resources on The Use of iPad in Education

Below is a set of resources dedicated exclusively to the educational uses of the iPad. Emerging Ed Tech has done a great job in providing this list. Check them out. Update : Check out these two new articles of relevant interest : Free Comprehensive Guide to iPad Apps Evaluation and Bloom's Taxonomy for iPad. How To Setup Parental Controls (Restrictions) on the iPad.

The iPad is a wonderfully easy and intuitive device to use. This is generally nothing but a major advantage – but at times it can cause issues if you have children who share your iPad or are allowed to use it from time to time. Problems you might encounter range from a child inadvertently deleting a frequently-used app to discovering that your child’s favorite new iPad game has allowed them to rack up hundreds of dollars worth of charges to your credit card via In-App purchases. Parent iPad Info. iPads for Education. Ipadspectrum. 25 Ways To Use iPads In The Classroom.

In case you haven’t heard the news, we’re putting out a special mini-issue early next week. It’ll be available in the Edudemic Magazine iPad app and, best of all, FREE to subscribers! If you’re not (yet) a subscriber, it’ll be just $0.99. The following is an excerpt from just one of the articles in the mini-issue. Redefining Instruction With Technology: Five Essential Steps. Preparing Your School for an iPad Implementation. Planning is imperative for any technology initiative - iPad or otherwise. You need to ensure that you clearly understand and communicate how the technology integrates with your overall pedagogical objectives.

Too many institutions purchase technology and then search for ways to utilize it ... or leave it collecting dust on the shelf. Planning needs to consider both infrastructure needs and the educational applications of the new technology. iPads in education. iPads for Education. Asking "why" you want iPads is a critical question... In his book "Start with Why" and the accompanying TED talk, author Simon Sinek claims that we're all very clear about “what” we do.


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