Preparing Your School for an iPad Implementation. Planning is imperative for any technology initiative - iPad or otherwise.
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. Teaching Kids with iPads – Part 1 of 5. #edtech #edchat How to you teach these kids?
A few months ago I took a survey of my elementary kids to see what kind of mobile technology they had at home and it turned out that 53% of my students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades had iPads and 82% had iPods! With over half of my students having iPads, there is no doubt that soon they will be bringing these devices to school — so it go me thinking… How do I teach students with iPads? So I called my friends over at Atomic Learning to brainstorm some ideas and we both agreed that this was a question worth answering. Planning iPad Projects: The first thing I did to get ready for my iPad Boot Camp was to start designing iPad projects, projects that were designed with a focus on Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy and the principles of UbD.
Day One of iPad Boot Camp: So after two months of project planning, I started the iPad Boot Camp this past Monday with 10 students in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades to see how to teach students with iPads. Evernote in Education. iPads at AES - a snapshot of iPads in school.
Www.thespec.com iPhone : iPad pilot puts the touch on independent learning. Hamilton Spectator For Mackenzie Meyer, heading to biotech class used to mean grabbing a pair of heavy textbooks, an oversized binder and a bundle of other school supplies.
But this year, the Grade 12 student has lightened her load through a unique pilot program aimed at bringing technology into the classroom. Meyer and her Ancaster High classmates have been armed with iPads containing digital versions of their biology and chemistry textbooks as well as a cluster of other apps. The technology allows them to interact with the texts and other learning tools rather than simply reading or taking notes, as they might in a more traditional high school science class. “It’s kind of like our own textbook, instead of one we’ve borrowed,” said Meyer, 17. “It puts everything together in one device so you can easily search through your notes,” said Meyer’s lab partner Alex Slizys, also 17. “You don’t have to go searching though your binder,” Slizys added.
Tech trends • At St. Tpecoskie@thespec.com. iPads in Education - Exploring the use of iPads and mobile devices in education.
Study: iPad Apps Improve Learning. First of its kind evidence shows that an iPad learning app can measurably deliver educational value.
I’ve tested, rated, tried out, and put tons of educational iPad apps through their paces. Some are worthwhile, some are not worth your time. That’s why I was excited to read about a new study that attempted to figure out the actual effectiveness of iPad apps in learning. In a landmark study, a USC professor studied 122 fifth-graders from two schools and four math classes to assess the effectiveness of an iPad app for improving students’ fractions knowledge and attitudes. The study is the first to document learning and motivation gains achieved through iPad game play. Education researcher Michelle Riconscente (Los Angeles) designed and constructed the study, which was funded by a grant from the Noyce Foundation and Stanford StartX company, Motion Math . • 5th graders fractions test scores improved 15% after playing Motion Math, for 20 minutes over 5 days.
The Evolution of Classroom Technology. Classrooms have come a long way.
There’s been an exponential growth in educational technology advancement over the past few years. From overhead projectors to iPads, it’s important to understand not only what’s coming next but also where it all started. We’ve certainly come a long way but some things seem hauntingly similar to many years ago. For example, Thomas Edison said in 1925 that “books will soon be obsolete in schools. Scholars will soon be instructed through the eye.” Also in 1925, there were “schools of the air” that delivered lessons to millions of students simultaneously. Here’s a brief look at the evolution of classroom technology. C. 1650 – The Horn-Book Wooden paddles with printed lessons were popular in the colonial era. C. 1850 – 1870 – Ferule This is a pointer and also a corporal punishment device. 1870 – Magic Lantern The precursor to a slide projector, the ‘magic lantern’ projected images printed on glass plates and showed them in darkened rooms to students.
B. 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. 100 Web 2.0 Tools Every Teacher Should Know About 44.24K Views 0 Likes We're always trying to figure out the best tools for teachers, trends in the education technology industry, and generally doing our darnedest to bring you new and exciting ways to enhance the classroom. To Flip Or Not Flip? iPads in the Classroom. Working in a K-12 environment, I have seen many different teaching tools and strategies.
From the standard whiteboard to the latest presentation and projector tools, there are many ways to share knowledge with our students. Technology has really expanded the horizon for many educators. One of the biggest problems with technology has been the “wires” that connect everything together. This usually results in teaching from one location in the classroom, which may not be ideal. Enter the iPad 2 with the new iOS5 update and all of a sudden you have a low cost teaching tool that is teacher friendly and completely mobile throughout the classroom. To use iPads in the classroom wirelessly, you’ll need four things Once you have your Apple TV hooked up to your projector or monitor you can setup your iPad to communicate with it through AirPlay Mirroring. Apple has a great education page to help you find the best apps for your particular class. Challenges: What It’s Like To Actually Deploy iPads In Classrooms.