A Visual Guide For Teachers New To Apple iPads. Bringing technology into the classroom almost always comes with a learning curve. Some teachers joke that their students picked up tech skills more easily than they did, and others still just don’t get the training they need to effectively use the technology tools that they are given for their classrooms.
So when you get an iPad (or iPads) for your classroom, what do you do now ? This handy infographic below shows a great Orientation to iPads For Teachers . Keep reading to learn more. Consider an initial orientation for teachers that is similar to a student orientation. Note: We’ve embedded the first (main) image as well as the second image. Katie was a teacher, graduate student, and is now the lady who makes sure Edudemic is as useful as possible. The Habits and Philosophy of an Effective iPad Teacher. I recently had the pleasure of connecting up with Richard Wells from Auckland, New Zealand through Twitter. He runs a similar iPad site: ipad4schools.org. I was very impressed with many of recent his info-graphics, and pitched him the idea to collaborate together on this poster.
Despite the nineteen hour time difference, we were able to discuss our ideas about what it takes to be an effective iPad teacher. Within a few days, he used his impressive design skills to create what you see below: Expanding on a few of my points: Goals: Do not use an iPad in your lesson just for the sake of it. Creative: It is my ongoing goal to strongly propose that the iPad as a creation device as opposed to a consumption one. Beyond iPad: Despite both Richard and I being huge proponents for the iPad in education, it is not the only capable tool. if you already are passionate about other tablets, or know people who are, by all means go with it. To download a high-resolution PDF of the image, click here. 5 Interesting Ways to Use iPad in The Classroom.
After the tremendous success following the publication of " 9 starter tips for teachers who have just got a new iPad " iPad4schools has put forward this new graphic featuring a set of interesting ideas teachers and students can try during the 5 minutes, 5 days, and 5 weeks 'when introducing a new initiative or technology.' With each digital tip an app or a couple more are suggested and which can better execute that idea. If you are thinking in Bloom's Taxonomy terms then I must say that most, if not all, of the apps included in this graphic correspond with the "creation" level in the Bloom's thinking continuum.
I invite you to have a look and try out some of the ideas mentioned in this work. This graphic is also available for free download in PDF format from this link. 8 Things Kids should Be Able to Do with Technology. I just came across this graphic on Twitter and it straightforward picked my interest. I was contemplating the deep meaning it communicates and could not agree more.
The message is clear: technology is a means and not an end. However, still water runs deep and if we dive a bit under the surface meaning we ll arrive at the core of the problem behind technology use in schools. Instead of integrating technology into education in a structured way that enhances learning and consolidates the insights students garner in class, technology is often being used for the sake of using it or at the most for carrying out traditional taks in a techy way. Using SAMR terms, teachers are still operating within the substitution level in that they are using new technology tools to replace old ones, for instance, using Google Docs to replace Microsoft Word. the task ( writing) is the same but the tools are different. source: pbs.twimg.com. From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class. Digital Tools Flickr: Brad Flickinger By Matt Levinson As the explosive growth of tablets finds its way to schools, teachers and administrators need to continue the work of figuring out how to best incorporate tablets into the learning experience of students.
Managing tablets as learning tools in the classroom is not easy, especially when many kids use them largely as toys outside of school, if they have access to a tablet in their home environment. Kids often come to school and instinctively want to engage with a tablet as a toy, expecting to be free to play the games they want to play and explore the apps they are interested in. To get kids to shift into tablet as learning tool, teachers are finding that instilling fair, reasonable and consistent classroom habits in tablet learning environments is key. Here are a few strategies to employ to facilitate positive tablet learning habits: Be clear with students at the outset of class whether tablets will be used that day. Related. The Dos and Don'ts for Integrating iPads. "Put your wands away! " Professor Umbridge from the Harry Potter stories would tell the students at the beginning of each class.
After a few classes when Professor Umbridge would make the announcement, "Put your wands away," the students did not have to do anything because they never even bothered to take the wands out. Interestingly enough, I witnessed a similar experience in my own wizarding school, um, I mean just school. Forgive the allusion to Harry Potter, but there are just too many wonderful parallels.
Our freshman and sophomore students all had iPads (wands) and some of the teachers would have them looking up information, collaborating on an app, or watching chemistry movies. But some teachers were just like Professor Umbridge: "Put your iPads away. If I see them they will be confiscated. " Teacher Tech Blues When I asked them why they did not use the iPads in the classes they taught, these are some of the reasons they mentioned: Mistakes Made 1. 2. 3.
In the Future. Teachers who just got iPads. I had the privilege of holding a Google Hangout with Holly Clark (@HollyEdTEchDiva) and Tanya Avrith (@EdTechSchools). It was a great chat, where we compared US, NZ and Canadian school systems. Afterwards I was checking out Holly’s stuff and came across her great introduction to iPads in Classrooms.
I checked with Holly and she was keen I do one of my visual representations of the ideas. So here it is, my visual, albeit briefer introduction for teachers who just got iPads: Holly ClarkEdTechTeacher.org 9 Starter Tips for Teachers Who Just Got iPadsPNG (No links – 1mb) PDF (Links – 2mb) Like this: Like Loading... Related 2 Teachers have 9 thoughts as iPad turns 5 I am very excited to be collaborating with the great Steve Lai again (@sly111). In "21C Learning" Analyzing iPad Myths in Education Are you still trying to fight for iPads in your school? iPads in schools! 20th Century pedagogy + iPads = Gaming So, you're in your classroom and annoyed that the kids are playing games on the iPads.
Teaching and Learning with the iPad – a 3 Year Review (Part 2) Today we continue the article series from Franklin Academy Principal David Mahaley that we began Sunday. In the first installment of this three-part review of the iPad in teaching & learning, we examined the administrator’s point of view. Today we learn about what teachers have experienced and on Thursday we will conclude with insights shared by students. The Teacher Over my 20+ years in education, I have been a part of numerous technology initiatives. Lesson 1 – Change of Habit There are fundamental differences that take hold when teaching in the classroom with the iPad. “Once I became used to using the iPads in the classroom I took a different approach to planning. Instructors have recognized the need for production of materials with an anytime-anyplace access approach. “The iPad and its apps allow for continuous access to instructional materials, leading to an increase of assignment completion/submission.”
Lesson 2 – Success is in the Support “Teacher training and sharing is crucial.