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Five Notability Features You May or May Not Know About. I’ve been using iPads in my classroom for almost two months now.

Five Notability Features You May or May Not Know About

Mobile Devices in the Classroom. iPad in Education. The iPad as a Tool for Creation to Strengthen Learning. By Justin Reich Imagine walking up to a stream.

The iPad as a Tool for Creation to Strengthen Learning

On the far side lies our ideal learning environment — student-centric, inquiry-based, resource-rich — our Someday. A series of stepping stones indicates a way across. These are our Mondays; achievable objectives interspersed across a torrent of new technologies, practices, and theories. To Get the Most Out of Tablets, Use Smart Curation. By Justin Reich and Beth Holland The Someday/Monday dichotomy captures one of the core challenges in teacher professional development around education technology.

To Get the Most Out of Tablets, Use Smart Curation

On the one hand, deep integration of new learning technologies into classrooms requires substantially rethinking pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, and teacher practice (someday), because for technology to make a real difference in student learning, it can’t just be an add-on. On the other hand, teachers need to start somewhere (Monday), and one of the easiest ways for teachers to get experience with emerging tools is to play and experiment in lightweight ways: to use technology as a substitution for something that they have previously tried in the past. The Future of Tablets in Education: Potential Vs. Reality of Consuming Media.

By Justin Reich and Beth Holland The Someday/Monday dichotomy captures one of the core challenges in teacher professional development around education technology.

The Future of Tablets in Education: Potential Vs. Reality of Consuming Media

On the one hand, deep integration of new learning technologies into classrooms requires substantially rethinking pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, and teacher practice (someday). How Tablets Can Enable Meaningful Connections for Students and Teachers. FUTURE OF TABLETS: SOMEDAY / MONDAY Teaching Strategies.

How Tablets Can Enable Meaningful Connections for Students and Teachers

A New Vision for Mobile Learning. A Principal's Perspective: Preparing to Distribute Student iPads? Yes, let's give students iPads so they can be smarter and learn better.

A Principal's Perspective: Preparing to Distribute Student iPads?

It sounds so easy. iPads in Education - Exploring the use of iPads and mobile devices in education. "It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education ...

iPads in Education - Exploring the use of iPads and mobile devices in education.

If we are to develop our students' sense of curiosity, we must be mindful to carve out time to allow our students to inquire and explore. " -- Albert Einstein Mobile devices promise to dramatically impact education. This Ning network was created to explore ways iPads and other portable devices could be used to re-imagine the process of education and re-kindle students' innate desire to learn. Want Increased Achievement Using iPads? Apple reports that 1.5 million iPads are used in K12.

Want Increased Achievement Using iPads?

Given that there are approximately 55 million students in K12, the iPad has penetrated K12 faster than any other computing technology. And the tech tsunami doesn’t seem to be slowing down. We have seen this type of excitement before with desktops and then again with laptops, although their rates of growth in K12 were slower. Each time the expectations for what the computing device would do for education were sky high, and each time there was disappointment.

Who can forget Winnie Hu’s May 2007 New York Times article, “Seeing No Progress, Some Schools Drop Laptops”? Schools across the country bring iPads to the classroom. ARLINGTON, Va. — On a warm spring morning, a pair of first-grade boys enter the computer lab at Jamestown Elementary, a traditional-looking red-brick neighborhood school that's educated generations of students.

Schools across the country bring iPads to the classroom

The first-graders take a black cart, big enough that they both could fit in it, and push it down the hall to their classroom. It contains an Apple iPad for every student in their class. This school is anything but old school. Does the Smartphone Have a Place in the Classroom? Mobile Computing | Spotlight Does the Smartphone Have a Place in the Classroom?

Does the Smartphone Have a Place in the Classroom?

With an increasing number of social networks and technologies commanding more and more of our students' time and attention, are we too far gone to successfully integrate smartphones and mobile technologies into classroom learning? The Future of Tablets in Education: Potential Vs. Reality of Consuming Media. Integrating The iPad Into The Classroom (Advanced) iPad Classroom. iPad Tips & Tricks. Ipad Apps. Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Prevail?

Getty Just a few years ago, the idea of using a mobile phone as a legitimate learning tool in school seemed far-fetched, if not downright blasphemous. Kids were either prohibited from bringing their phones to school, or at the very least told to shut it off during school hours. Tweet, Tweet, Go the Kindergartners – SchoolBook. “Tweet, tweet, tweet!” Chirped the kindergartners in Jennifer Aaron's class last week, as they settled onto the multicolored carpet and began to consider what they would like to send out into the Twitter universe that day. 68 Interesting Ways to use an iPad in the Classroom.

Creating Device Neutral Assignments for BYOD Classes. FETC 2013 | Feature Creating Device Neutral Assignments for BYOD Classes. Appcessories. Insights Live from the 3rd iPad Summit. By Jennifer Carey Last week I had the privilege of attending the third iPad Summit hosted by EdTechTeacher in Boston, Massachusetts. This fall’s summit was the largest ever – a sold out crowd of 1,000 participants. I live-blogged the conference, so you can read about the individual sessions I attended, along with the keynotes, on my blog here.

(You can find my two previous Summit reports here and here.) While officially an “iPad conference,” the theme of the Summit was definitely innovation and connectivity in education, whatever the device. Connectedness is Key Social media (such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, blog services, and more) and their roll (or restriction) are frequently in the news.