Collated by others - iPads. Team Collections - iPads. Oxford | Education | Tablets and Apps advice center. - Leading Change in Changing Times: EdTechTeacher iPad Summit USA. This Is What Happens When You Deploy Android Tablets In A Classroom. We’re constantly hearing chatter about deploying iPads in classrooms.
For good reason, as iPads represent the vast majority of tablets in the market today. However, schools can’t always afford these premium devices and instead opt for lower priced Android tablets. That’s exactly what the Learning Untethered project did for a 5th grade classroom during the past academic year. They’ve just released a must-read report that details every aspect of how it went. The report offers a high-level step-by-step guide to deploying Android tablets (or really any tablet like an iPad is also applicable to an extent) that would be helpful to anyone considering a deployment.
Key Takeaways Here are the bullet points if you’re in a time crunch. How It Worked: An entire 5th grade class of 27 students was given a set of 7″ Samsung Galaxy Tabs running Android 2.2. Your Next Steps Again, these are just the key takeaways from the study. Have you deployed technology and found different results? You are not doing an iPad project. You are not doing an iPad project. You are using iPads in your classroom, but that by itself is not a project. If the project is more specific, then name it so.
If you want to find the 10 best apps to use with for literacy in Year 7, with a particular focus on boys, then call it that. The iPad is something shiny which may or may not enable you to achieve your aims. Nothing about the iPad is remarkable in pedagogical terms, there is no magic learning dust. If the devices allow you to achieve something different, interesting and exciting in your classroom, then focus on the full range of interventions you made to enable this to happen. Then ask yourself if the iPad did the pedagogy, or you the teacher did. You are not doing an iPad project. Because even if the shorthand you use to refer to your project when talking to other people is ‘the iPad project’, then you’ve put the technological cart before the pedagogical horse once again.
Like this: Like Loading... How the iPad Is Changing Education. The iPad may only be two years old, but it's already begun to change many things. Reading is one of them. Work is another. It is selling like crazy, but it will be some time before most of the people you know own a tablet. The market for this type of device may only be in its infancy, but it's already becoming clear how it will revolutionize certain aspects our lives. Education is a huge one, as recent developments have demonstrated. In January, Apple made good on its late CEO's vision to enter the digital textbook market with the launch of iBooks 2 and the iBooks Author production tool for e-books.
The iPad: An Obvious Use Case for Education In a way, Apple didn't enter the education market. Chicago's public school district was one of those early adopters, having brought iPads into a number of its classrooms and even allowing students to take them home. Does It Help Learning? The Value for Self Education. Learning In Burlington. Articles. Obviously not exhaustive, but here are a few ‘creative’ ideas for using Apple’s brilliant free piece of software, iBook Author, rather than the traditional ways you might use it. 1 – An obvious use is to write your own iBook about your teaching practice, so that you can share your ideas with the wider education community.
The end result is very professional, and with time spent, the skills needed to use it are not too hard to learn. If you want to extend your book further too, there are lots of widgets you can add in such as the ones in iAd Producer and other third party widgets from other developers. 2 – It would be a really effective way of collecting and presenting the work of an action research group, so that you can publish your findings if appropriate. The flexibility of the software means that you can present all types of data, as well as embed videos and so on.
iPad and Education – No Longer A Debate! There is no longer a debate! If money was no object would a teacher want their students to have an iPad each? Even if they only used it to research a different perspective. Even if they only used it to add resources to their work. Even if they only used it as an alternative way to demonstrate learning. The research exists to support the device as a tool for learning. Any mobile device can assist in the learning process, it just happens that the iPad is the current class leader. So why do we continue to debate? Money – It isn’t the educators job to worry about the finances. Behaviour Management – ‘If students are using technology inappropriately in the classroom, you have a behaviour problem, not a technology problem.’ Learning – If the device isn’t suitable for a task then educators shouldn’t use it. The iPad in Education debate should centre around appropriate use.
The real debate centres around when and where to use the device to support existing methodology. Like this: Like Loading... The iPad – What it should and shouldn’t be for Education. This blog originally started as a reflection journal as I begun a pilot program for using iPads at my school. My early posts ( check January and February posts ) were discussions of the pros and cons of iPads. As the year has gone by and I have more time to research, read other iPad articles and experiment more with apps and with the students using them more frequently, I’ve had time to reflect on what iPads are offering schools.
I’m not going to debate what model of iPad program to commit to – 1:1 or shared. I’m simply going to concentrate on what I think schools should consider before committing to iPads at all. What you should use iPads for in schools Multimedia content creation I am so sick of the tech press misrepresenting the iPad purely as a content consumption device and complaining that it is not for content creation. Portable, anywhere, interactive collaborative learning The beauty of the iPad is its portability and use anywhere capability. Other But what do you think? The iPad as a Tool For Education - a case study.
In the first two terms of implementing an iPad programme, Longfield Academy in Kent have noticed a great impact on teaching and learning. Research carried out on behalf of Naace and supported by 9ine consulting is published here. It’s really exciting to be able to announce our research into the use of iPads. After a successful implementation at Longfield Academy in Kent and two terms of embedded use, the research shows some incredibly positive impacts on teaching and learning.
The report on the research, carried out on behalf of Naace and supported by 9ine Consulting is available below. Please note: the tablet implementation surveys here include the questions used in this research. Any further queries can be directed via firstname.lastname@example.org The iPad as a Tool For Education - a case study. Home. Media Advisory: With just one iPad, teachers improve classroom lessons.
While K-12 schools around the country search for funding to provide iPads to every student, an education researcher in North Carolina has found that even a single iPad can make a huge difference in the classroom. The results of her experience with student teachers at Wake Forest University appear in the December/January issue of Learning & Leading With Technology, the magazine of the International Society for Technology in Education. “Because they’re truly part of the digital generation, our pre-service teachers and the K-12 students they teach have a natural aptitude for tablet devices,” said Kristin Redington Bennett, an Assistant Professor of Education at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Though iPads can cost more than $500 with 3G access and a budget for apps, Bennett said, “Don’t discount the device because of its price. We found that just one iPad allowed teachers to design creative lesson plans tailored to individual learners.” About Wake Forest University: 10 Important Questions To Ask Before Using iPads in Class. Digital Tools Teaching Strategies Lenny Gonzales By Terry Heick When it comes to deciding how or whether to use iPads, schools typically focus on budget issues, apps, networking logistics, check-in and check-out procedures, school and district tech-use policies, hardware precautions, and aspects of classroom management. But it’s also important to think about instructional use, and to that end, consider the following questions. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Also worth considering: How can parents, families, and local businesses be involved in procuring, managing, or integrating iPads in the classroom? These kinds of questions can help you get the most out of the iPad’s use in your classroom. This post originally appeared on TeachThought, where Terry Heick is the director of curriculum. Related Explore: iPad, Mobile Learning. The Single iPad Classroom « Elementary Ed Tech! How One Classroom Actually Used iPads To Go Paperless (Part 1: Research) Last year, with a fearless group of 10th graders in Katrina Kennett’s English class at Plymouth South High School , we attempted to transform the traditional research process to a completely paperless one using a fresh new cart of iPads.
As I have written previously about iPads in the classroom, our decision to use iPads did not start with iPads, it started with learning goals and objectives. We later determined that iPads would fit into the equation. The 4 Goals A few of the goals that we outlined prior to the research process included: - Students will crowd-source their research to a collective research group. - Students will incorporate varied media types into their research: web based text, traditional text, audio and video. - Students will work collaboratively with their teacher and classmates on their research and writing process. - Students will become proficient researching and writing in a digital environment. Going Paperless – The Process “ Definitely keep doing this! The Paperless Classroom. New York, NY — Many tasks that used to require pen and paper are done in digital form these days. To-do lists are entered in mobile phones, e-tickets replace paper slips, personal finances are sorted on laptops and tablets.
One New York City teacher is on a quest to rid her classroom of paper – thousands of pieces per year – and she’s doing it with new devices and the adoption of an education-based, social media platform. Rachel Fein, a ninth-grade social studies teacher at the High School for Arts, Imagination and Inquiry in Manhattan, convinced officials there to purchase nearly three dozen devices that enable students to get and complete assignments without touching a pencil or paper. She says it wasn’t easy and took some convincing, but this week her students unboxed 34 Google Chromebooks. A combination of the Chromebooks and Edmodo, a social learning network for teachers and students, will replace older technology and thousands of printed pages per month, Fein said. The school that gives every student an iPad. Fraser Speirs is talking about changes caused by his school's radical shift in technology deployment. See today's best Cyber Monday deals Every pupil at Cedars School of Excellence, in Greenock, Scotland, is now armed with an iPad, creating an environment a world away from the typical 'computer room', and providing the potential for seamless integration of technology and traditional teaching.
The iPad project arose from day-to-day demands within the school. As Head of Computing, a dozen iMacs were fixed in Fraser's classroom, and a dozen MacBooks were available for booking; but with teachers increasingly wanting to provide pupils with web access, pressure and demand grew. "In January 2010, we started looking for answers," recalls Fraser. The school couldn't afford enough laptops to make a meaningful difference, but the iPod touch was considered, since internet access was a big factor.
"On the first day, it ran and ran. iPad for all The move to digital User focus. Long Island University has deployed 16,000 iPads, with more on the way. Long Island University in New York has deployed at least 16,000 iPads to its students, with more on the way, according to George Baroudi, CIO, vice president of IT and chief business process improvement officer at the school. He said more than 3,000 will be arriving soon. About 275 IT managers attend to what is probably one of the largest deployments of tablets at a university in the world. “We have dealt with it and dealt with it successfully,” Baroudi said. A little more than two years, the university had yet to buy a tablet.
But Baroudi started seeing students carrying iPads around campus—“it started looking like an impending tsunami,” he said—and the idea clicked. Long Island University considered purchasing either Lenovo netbooks or iPads for the students. The decision process took about three months. The university, with a total of 27,000 students started rolling out the iPads and they proved to be a big hit. “’Me too. What software do students appear to be using? 1:1 iPads in Elementary Part 1 – An Unexpected Journey by @DanCallahan. Today I handed out 100 iPads to teachers that will shortly be in the hands of students. This is huge, and so my job has just become bigger and more interesting than I entirely anticipated when I became an elementary school Instructional Technology Specialist.
In the hopes of making something of this journey, I’m going to do my best to document as much of what I’m doing this year as I possibly can. Before I get there, though, I’d like to take a look back at how I made it from fresh on the job to running a 1:1 pilot for my district. A whole year and a half ago, I wrote up a five part blog series about how I got to use a set of 20 iPads for two weeks. It was a phenomenal two weeks. Needless to say, it made me hungry for more. The following school year, every student in the high school got an iPad. Getting a good feeling about the way things were headed, and potential increases in device numbers, I started talking with my principal and some of my staff about the possibility of going 1:1.
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