iPADs in the Classroom
0 Comments December 18, 2012 By: Guest Blogger Michele Vance
Over the last few years K-12 schools and districts across the country have been investing heavily in iPads for classroom use . EdTechTeacher has been leading iPad professional development at many of these schools and we’ve seen firsthand how they approach iPad integration.
I have updated my guide for iMovie on the iPad . iMovie on the iPad is in many ways a significantly better application than its much larger cousin on the Apple Mac.
With second semester now in full swing, many of our teachers have had time to utilize the iPad as a tool in their instruction.
To prepare students for the knowledge economy of the 21st century, schools must provide students with purposeful access to ICT that increases their participation, engagement and achievement in education. The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s (DEECD) 2011 iPads for Learning – In Their Hands trial placed over 700 iPads in nine primary, secondary and special schools and the Royal Children’s Hospital Education Institute.
An iPad and Apple TV can combine to provide an advantageous alternative to more expensive, traditional interactive white boards. Guest writer and High School Principal Da vi d M aha ley is using this approach and offers his insights, and observations from educators in his school. With the integration of the iPad into the instructional environment, teachers and students have discovered many new ways in which the device can expand and enhance the learning environment.
iPads/Apps for Teaching & Learning
iPads in Education
TLC 3 Parent Orientation | Student Mobile Device Procedures Parents may complete the required orientation online by following the instructions below or attend a scheduled orientation at a McAllen ISD campus, click here for schedule . Each family need only complete/attend ONE orientation.
I asked another class today to share their initial thoughts on the iPads.
The following piece is by the amazingly talented Adam Webster, Assistant Director of Learning and Teaching at a secondary school in Surrey, England.
Even though these iPads have been in the classroom for over a month, and in the past two weeks my class hasn't started using any new app, I am still taking what my students know (and are comfortable with) for granted. Case in point: Today students who were finished with their theme essay needed to share their document with two other people, copy and paste my revision checklist into the their peers' essays and then read and help the author revise. I assumed students knew two things: 1) how to share a document with their classmate so their classmate could edit the document, and 2) how to copy and paste something from one document into another.
Publishing from iPad
I have been playing around with iTunes Course Manager and I am so excited about the potential applications that it is going to have on my class and beyond. Before I get into the process and my experience with creating a course, I’ll start off by saying that I have always thought that iTunes U was one of the most underused brilliant resources available to teachers.
Trying to be a mobile Djay At the end of last school year I reflected on the 10 things NOT to do in an iPad 1:1 program .
iPads/Apps for Teaching & Learning
The end of September marked the culmination of the iPad deployment—known as Power Up!—in our district. It has been a great endeavor.
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initial iPad Class Set-up
iPad in Education