Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Work? 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. But these days, it’s not unusual to hear a teacher say, “Class, turn on your cell. It’s time to work.” Harvard professor Chris Dede has been working in the field of education technology for decades, and is astonished at how quickly mobile devices are penetrating in schools. That’s not necessarily surprising, given that a staggering 80 percent of teens have cell phones. “People are talking about this being an inflection point,” said Elliot Soloway. “I’m petrified that we’ll apply new technology to old pedagogy.” The most recent data available is from 2010, and indicates that 62 percent of schools allow cell phones to be used on school grounds, though not in classrooms. This Actually some schools are seeing gains. Configurator: Backing up and restoring data. Languages You can use Time Machine or any other backup strategy to back up and restore Apple Configurator data including device configurations, users, apps, documents, iOS versions, and VPP redemption codes.
Note: If you use third-party backup software, make sure that the directory ~/Library/Containers/ is not excluded from the backup. To recover your Apple Configurator data from a Time Machine backup: Choose Enter Time Machine from the Time Machine menu extra or System Preference pane. Press Command-Shift-G and type: ~/Library/Containers/ Select the item "com.apple.configurator" in the backup with the appropriate date. If you are using third-party backup software, follow its instructions to restore ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.configurator. You may also want to recover the contents of ~/Library/Keychains and /var/db/lockdown from the backup of the same date, to recover the Supervision Certificate, public and private keys and device pairing information.
Restoring data to a new Mac. Configurator: Preserving user-installed apps when updating settings on an assigned device. Languages Learn how to preserve apps installed by a user who has checked out a device that is supervised by Apple Configurator.
By default, whenever you connect a supervised device to Apple Configurator, any apps which were installed on that device by a user will be deleted. With Apple Configurator v1.1 or later, you can change this setting in Preferences, under the Apple Configurator menu. Last Modified: Jul 24, 2012 One Moment Please. iModel iPad Lessons with Number Line. In building the “iTools for the 1 iDevice Classroom” workshop, we felt there was a great need for modeling how various game-like apps can be utilized in multiple settings (e.g. cooperative pairs, small groups, stations, whole class).
We also felt very strongly that it wasn’t enough to just talk about classroom and curricular uses but to truly model and discuss how task cards and recording sheets would be used and what follow-up and extension activities would look like. iModel with Explain Everything: I have used Explain Everything to model how an iLesson could be delivered using the resources that have been provided within the Number Line apptivity. (Check out KSAT’s iPAd Curriculum site for Number Line lesson and score sheet). iNewsletters & Extensions: Consider sending home an iNewsletter for Parents so any student with access to an iPod or iPhone at home could utilize the apps at home for remediation or extension. iNewsletters 4 Parents. Using iPads to Support Literacy Instruction in the Classroom. The iPad as RTI Intervention Toolkit.
While waiting for the iPad to arrive in my reading intervention classroom, I’ve had a lot of time to think and plan how I will use the device.
Ground Rules I don’t want hundreds of apps. I’m looking for a few favorites. I don’t want more drill and kill. The reading intervention programs I teach do their fair share of drilling and killing (to great success) so I don’t need more of the same. I want the iPad to help me run my intervention program like a gifted enrichment program, providing the spark that interests students in learning and helps them apply skills that they should not be learning in isolation.
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