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iPads have exploded throughout schools and classrooms. Their flexibility, versatility, and mobility make them a phenomenal learning tool. As teachers seek ways to integrate these devices, we recommend focusing on specific learning goals that promote critical-thinking, creativity, collaboration, and the creation of student-centric learning environments. Below, you will find a list of objectives, each one connecting to recommended apps and tools. I want my students to...
Description Apple Configurator makes it easy for anyone to mass configure and deploy iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch in a school, business, or institution. Three simple workflows let you prepare new iOS devices for immediate distribution, supervise devices that need to maintain a standard configuration, and assign devices to users. Quickly update your devices simultaneously to the latest version of iOS, configure settings, and install apps and data for your students, employees, or patrons. Apple Configurator can be used by larger organizations and businesses to set up new devices, install enterprise apps, and enroll each device with a Mobile Device Management solution for remote management by an IT administrator.
In an effort to solve problems in their communities; learn more about programming, development, and marketing; and teach students leadership skills, students across the country are enrolling in programs to help them create their own apps. Two programs that have sponsored such efforts hosted a panel discussion on student-created apps today at the Digital Media and Learning Conference here in San Francisco. Youth Radio, which has traditionally worked with youth in Oakland, Calif., to facilitate student-created radio pieces, has opened a Media Action Lab where young people partner with community leaders to create apps for smartphones that address community needs.
The iPad looks amazing when projected onto a large screen. The students in a 1 to 1 iPad classroom gets to see the apps at work. Have a look at the list below to see if any of these might be useful in your classroom. If you have others that should be added to this list please leave a comment with the name of the app and we will add it to the list.
Despite the growing use of multimedia in classrooms, schools remain primarily text oriented. This is a major problem for significant numbers of learners who struggle with text. No matter how capable they may be in other respects, these students are not “academically” oriented in the ways that tend to matter most in the classroom. For many, it’s a processing issue.
An iPad and Apple TV can combine to provide an advantageous alternative to more expensive, traditional interactive white boards. Guest writer and High School Principal Da vi d M aha ley is using this approach and offers his insights, and observations from educators in his school. With the integration of the iPad into the instructional environment, teachers and students have discovered many new ways in which the device can expand and enhance the learning environment. With the iPad, the Apple TV can offer a flexible, complete, and cost efficient alternative to the traditional interactive boards populating our classrooms. Image by K.Walsh, Apple TV logo source: www.apple.com/appletv
Whether they're juggling multiplication tables or calculus differentials, students of all ages can always use a little help when it comes to homework management. With multiple assignments in a variety of classes, kids are required to stay on top of worksheets, quizzes and tests. But they aren't the only ones who could use some organizational assistance in the homework department. Teachers with due dates for multiple classes and parents who want to check on their children's progress could also use a little smartphone support, too.
What is Look! I'm Learning ? In 2010, two elementary school teachers raised their hands and volunteered their students to help lead the way in digital learning.