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iPads in the Classroom iPads in the Classroom After a year on the market, the iPad is still the hottest tablet around. And students in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) have been lucky enough to use them in the classroom for an entire school year. Teachers at various CPS institutions are using the iPad to heighten student learning at all grade levels. Whether it’s helping special education students “speak” to grocery store clerks on field trips, assisting high school physics students in “building” roller coasters to understand motion and energy, or conducting daily formative assessments to improve student performance, the iPad engages students — and according to experts, that’s the most rewarding part. “What we’ve found with the iPads as we’ve rolled this out is that having kids with a device such as the iPad in the classroom — within the curriculum — is very powerful,” said CPS Technology Education Director John Connolly.
My school is involved in a study with the University of Toronto. The study is examining the effect of using touch technology in classrooms with students who have a developmental disability. The study is not only examining the effect that using these devices has on students' communication skills, but as well the effect that they have on their social peer relations. In the fall of 2009 some of the teachers had been excitedly talking about the new iPod Touch and some of the apps we had been hearing about for students who use AAC. When the parents saw what one of teachers was doing in class with her own personal device a dialog was started about using them in more classrooms and collecting data for research. We partnered with the University of Toronto's iSchool (Faculty of Information) and Dr. The Study The Study
Grenoble NE5 Proposal How is This Project Innovative Our project is innovative in that it combines a cutting-edge, tactile,‘connected’ device (the iPad), with an accompanying change in teachingpractice (Problem Based Learning). We are proposing a combination ofboth ‘structural’ and ‘instructional’ elements that will drive change inteaching and learning. Grenoble NE5 Proposal
Apps in Education Writing Prompts seems to have been a recurring conversation on twitter recently so I wanted to investigate what was available for teachers. I was surprised to see just how many apps designed for writing prompts there were. What is nice, is how many of these can be used for all grades.

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I am constantly amazed with the level of instruction and innovation in the classroom at HCMS. Mrs. Musci, the speech teacher, invited me to observe her students presenting their iMovie Biographies. The first day of the project involved students brainstorming questions to use which eventually More Doodle Buddy Doodle Buddy
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Doodle Buddy Doodle Buddy allows students to create drawings and paintings by moving their finger across the screen of any iDevice with this app. There is an array of drawing tools, each with varying thicknesses and coverages, as well as a full colour palette to choose from. There is a stamp feature with size of options of small or large, many which have a a sound feature built in. Installed within the app are a number of backgrounds to choose from (ranging from seasonal landscapes to hangman to tic tac toe). appsfortheclassroom - g. Doodle Buddy Examples appsfortheclassroom - g. Doodle Buddy Examples
Do delete content. Since you are mirroring the computer's iTunes Library onto the iPods, deleting items from iTunes will delete them from the iPods. After you no longer have a need for a podcast, video, or audiobook, delete it so it is not taking up room and cluttering up the iPods. Chances are you want to use this content with a future class. If it's something you will use again, drag and drop it into a folder on your desktop. Classroom iPod touches & iPads: Dos and Don'ts

Classroom iPod touches & iPads: Dos and Don'ts

Creating an iTunes App Store account without a credit card Creating an iTunes App Store account without a credit card Languages The iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, and Mac App Store share the same Apple ID account. To create a new Apple ID for use on iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, and Mac App Store without a credit card, follow the steps below. If you already have an Apple ID:
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Blog The iPads are finally set up and ready to go into the classrooms! It happened to be our first graders who were the first ones to get their hands on them! A few days ago, I tested and reviewed a great new app: Book Creator.

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