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Classroom iPod touches & iPads: Dos and Don'ts. Edtechdiva - The One iPad Classroom. Only 1 iPad in the Classroom? Heidisongs Resource: Tips for the One iPad Classroom, and a Free iPad Rules Download! Do you have an iPad in your classroom?

Heidisongs Resource: Tips for the One iPad Classroom, and a Free iPad Rules Download!

Are you wondering how you can make use of it when there is only one device for all of your students to share? Well, never fear, I have tons of ideas for you right here, and a “Rules for the iPad” free download, too! And for those of you that may be new to my blog, this post focuses on using the iPad in the young children’s classroom, such as Pre-K, Kindergarten, First Grade, etc. Before you get started using the iPad in any manner, make your expectations on how to use the device clear. Here are my rules for the iPad. Rules for the iPad: Carry the iPad with two hands. Sit down while using the iPad. Hold the iPad from the base, not the cover. Transformative iPad Use in Early Elementary School. Wallpaper iPod touch with Numbers. Update August 1, 2013: 12 new hi-res numbered backgrounds for iPads and iPods have been added.

Wallpaper iPod touch with Numbers

Check them out! When you've got a class set of iPod touches, it's important to number them. Not only should the device's name (set in iTunes) include its number, but the number should be visible somewhere on the device. Some schools have numbers engraved by Apple. Others write with permanent marker or place a sticker on the back. Most schools are putting their iPods into protective cases, which is a great idea. An innovative way to identify iPods touches is to set the wallpaper image of each device to include its number.

I've made three sets of images that you're welcome to use as wallpaper. Tips for iPads in Classroom. We are starting our second year of having iPads in our elementary classrooms, our Title I CCJH classrooms, and some of our AJHS classrooms.

Tips for iPads in Classroom

We've created a list of tips for managing the equipment in our classrooms. Tip 1: Team decisions regarding equity Will you break the cart up across your grade level? If so, who will host the cart in their room? Favorite quotes from Minnetonka’s 1:1 iPad Institute « West Des Moines Community Schools Technology.

On July 18th, our district sent a small team (Jackie Neuberger, Bryan Stearns, David Maxwell, and myself) to visit Minnetonka, Minnesota schools for their 1:1 iPad Institute. The district currently has 1,600 iPads deployed to all 9th and 10th graders at Minnetonka High School. Also visit..”My notes from Minnetonka’s 1:1 iPad Program” 1. “It’s NOT about finding the perfect app.” A brilliant quote from science teacher Ben Stanerson (@ben_stanerson), recognizing that many teachers start by looking for the perfect app. 2. “ I was having teacher dreams in July.”

A quote from one of the 16 initial pilot teachers, recognizing the amount of work and anxiety involved with implementing iPads into the classroom. 3. Quote from a district administrator highlighting that the project is not about the device, it’s about teaching and learning. 4. A student quote referring to the usage of iPads to streamline assessments, meaning that students didn’t have to wait as long for feedback. 5. 6. The Must-Have App Review Rubric. Added by Jeff Dunn on 2011-11-22 So you just downloaded a few educational apps that you think might be useful in your classroom. How do you accurately compare and contrast them? Educator, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Friend. A Friendly Guide to Deploying iPads at Your School. For personal use, the iPad is a breeze to set up.

A Friendly Guide to Deploying iPads at Your School

Turn it on, connect to a wireless network, enter your Apple ID, and you’re ready to go. If you’re already a resident of the Apple ecosystem, your apps are waiting for you in on a “Purchased” list in the App Store and backups of your other devices are available via iCloud for download to your current device. If you’re a new convert, getting started and downloading apps is a relatively painless experience. There is also a lot to like about iOS. The Ultimate Guide To Using iPads In The Classroom. How Students Benefit From Using Social Media 14.60K Views 0 Likes A lot of criticism has been leveled at social media and the effect it has on the way students process and retain information, as well as how distracting it can be. However, social media offers plenty of opportunities for learning and interactivity, and if you take a moment to think about it, it's not too hard to see how students benefit from using social media.

Preparing Your School for an iPad Implementation. Planning is imperative for any technology initiative - iPad or otherwise.

Preparing Your School for an iPad Implementation

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.

Without the proper preparation, technology initiatives are liable to become expensive failures. Campus Infrastructure Considerations Signal Strength: If you’re using wifi iPads then you’ll need a strong and reliable connection to the web. Pedagogical Considerations: Pedagogical Models:Have you discussed how the use of iPads will be integrated into your educational processes? Your iPad implementation plan requires careful thought and preparation. My Guide to iPad Deployment in School. Almost two years ago to the day, I wrote a post, “The iPad: Why Teachers Should Care.”

My Guide to iPad Deployment in School

Flash forward to today, both of the schools I work at have purchased one iPad for each classroom.