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An Excellent Quick-Start Guide To iPads For Learning

An Excellent Quick-Start Guide To iPads For Learning
An Excellent Quick-Start Guide To iPads For Learning While everyone you know has had an iPad since Miley Cyrus was less…sure of herself, for whatever reason, you just got one. Or an entire classroom of iPads. Or Android tablets. Or, gulp, Windows Surface tablets. Whatever the case, you’ve got a tablet and want mobile learning happening in your classroom stat. One great resource is a post we did late last year–a collection of some of our (to that point) most popular iPad in the classroom resources. Past that–honestly, there are oodles and oodles of great posts, infographics, cautionary tales, and integration guides that could very well overwhelm you. Since we don’t want to do that, below is a useful graphic from ipads4schools that we’ve seen making the rounds on social media recently. It starts with setup tips, offers some thoughts on how you view the tablet, and even gets into workflow a bit. An Excellent Quick-Start Guide To iPads For Learning

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What to look for in a 1:1 learning programme Implementing a 1:1 learning programme means making sure that your school is secure. Paul Edmonds of CPU explains the different things that a school should take into account. At a time of continuing austerity, the ability to tap into a place where providing a device for a student that can address both the Learning & Teaching ICT demands, and also address a student’s “wish list” for a home device can prove attractive. If the latter becomes compelling, seeking parental contribution support can not only become an option, but it can genuinely become a sensible and reasonable route to providing ICT resources. The moral challenge, of course, is making sure that it is 100% inclusive so that all students can benefit from any programme that is put in place; much akin to that of dealing with School Uniforms in the past. 1:1 learning programmes can provide an extremely cost-effective way for schools (and other educational establishments) to purchase IT equipment.

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