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iPads and iPods in Education - @Ideas_Factory The blog of Julian S. Wood

iPads and iPods in Education - @Ideas_Factory The blog of Julian S. Wood
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How To Capture Ideas Visually With The iPad By its very design, the iPad promotes consumption. Essentially an interactive mobile screen, the combination of physical form and supporting software-based user interface on Apple’s wunder-tablet suggests watching and listening, enabling you to tear the “monitor” off the desk and take it with you. By lacking a keyboard, input and production aren’t quite as natural. That isn’t necessarily because the iPad can’t accommodate such input, but rather that the software–and our habits as users–haven’t completely caught up with the not-insignificant shift in interface. How Do You Know if an App is Truly Educational? Let’s take a look… Was a rubric used? Are cross curricula activities applied? Are built-in differentiation of skills being utilized (is it a SMART app)? Is the app aligned to the Common Core Standards? What is the depth of the scope and sequence? Does the app have the ability to have multi-player or collaboration?

Primary school iPad use potentially positive for boys - study Using iPads in class in primary schools could help boys to engage more, indicates new research. According to a study by researchers at the University of the West of Scotland, the iPad may positively influence pupils’ engagement and has a particularly encouraging effect on the boys in the class. The study focused on a group of 28 pupils in a Scottish primary school, which was made up of 10 girls and 18 boys. Lessons using iPads – and without – were observed and the overall finding was that boys’ engagement with the lessons with iPad activities was raised noticeably. Lead researcher Dougie Marks of University of the West of Scotland’s School of Social Sciences said of the potential of the findings: "Given the growing concern over how well the education system caters for the needs of boys, implementing this sort of technology in schools would appear a valuable endeavour."

How to guides Smarter Learning Ideas to innovate and inspire YouTube Twitter RSS Feed Category Archives: How to guides Guided Access in iOS6 – Video courtesy of @cultofmac 4 Great Rubrics to Help you Select Educational Apps As iPads are increasingly infiltrating our educational systems the question of the pedagogical implications ensuing from the use of these mobile gadgets in the classroom come to the surface. Some do look at them as an added distraction and that learning can be more focused without students having access to them during the class. Traditionalists do advocate this view and are , in fact, against the " over-digitization " of education. To these people I say what John Dewy once said " If we teach today as we thought yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow ". I am strongly in favor of the use of mobile gadgetry for educational purposes. I am talking here specifically about iPad.

iPad Research in Schools Last updated on 2/5/2014 Print this page1 The Technology Enhanced Learning Research group, led by Kevin Burden (Principal Investigator) based in the Faculty of Education, has completed the first national evaluation to investigate the use and impact of tablet technologies (in this case the iPad), across schools and homes in Scotland. The study was based in eight schools and six local authorities across Scotland where iPad devices were being piloted to investigate a range of issues associated with the deployment of personal mobile devices as tools for teaching and learning. This follows the announcement and launch in May 2012 by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning in Scotland (Mr. Michael Russell) of a series of pilots6 to assess the issues associated with personal ownership of technologies for learning. It is anticipated the current evaluation will contribute to the evidence base which Scotland is looking to develop in this important aspect of education.

What Students Can Actually DO With An iPad Online, in workshops, and even with friends, I frequently get asked What can the iPad actually do? as a sort of challenge to the worth of the device. I would rather that they ask, What can you actually do with an iPad? So last week, in preparing for the New England Reading Association Conference and the NYSCATE Mobile Learning Summit , I decided to change my approach. Rather than structure my presentations by tool, or by app, or even by project, I organized myself around desired student outcomes – aka. what students can actually do. However, before addressing that question, I asked not only WHY iPads but WHY Technology ?

10 Great Tips on Using iPad Offline Whenever we talk about iPad here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning we take connectivity for granted . But there are times when this connectivity is lost or when WiFi is not picked up or when you are in the woods with no cellular service, in cases such as these, does your iPad have any value any more ? Jeff Dumm has the answer for this. 105 pupils, 105 iPads and a multitude of applications - Primary Comment:Last Updated:5 November, 2011Section:Primary Classrooms at a Greenock primary have been transformed by a shipment of tablet computers On the first day of the 2010-11 school year, teaching changed forever for the staff at Cedars School of Excellence in Greenock. That morning, every one of the 105 pupils at the independent school found a brand new Apple iPad on their desk, with their surname printed on the protective sleeve. While the teaching staff had been looking forward to the benefits of immediate access to internet resources and word processing for all pupils at all times, they did not predict the impact the iPad would have on all parts of the school day.