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It's the Pedagogy, Stupid: Lessons from an iPad Lending Program

It's the Pedagogy, Stupid: Lessons from an iPad Lending Program
Recently, we were tasked with developing policies and procedures for an equipment lending program initiated within the Faculty Technology Resources Center at the University of Cincinnati. The program was conceived as a method for encouraging the use of technology in the classroom. By loaning equipment to faculty for an academic term, we would encourage them to evaluate—and hopefully innovate—the utility of various "cutting edge" technologies with no financial risks to themselves or their departments. Some colleges and universities are already providing all incoming students with iPads. We're Here, Now What? Once we decided to implement the lending program we were excited, but also a little nervous. Load iPads with eBooks and then select and assign reading groups for certain books. As a consequence, we began to roll our eyes every time we encountered a claim in the blogosphere about the revolutionary potential of the iPad for education. How to Lend an iPad It's the Pedagogy, Stupid Related:  iPad Pedagogy

Teaching and Learning: Using iPads in the Classroom Updated 01/2014 If I had thirty iPads in my class, what would I do with them? How would I use them to help my students learn better and help me teach better? Perhaps a better question is what would I do with them that I could not do with other tools that are available and cheaper? Speaking of computers, they were supposed to be the transformation of teaching and learning as we know it. Kinesthetic Learners The iPad has a number of unique features that provide for interesting possibilities in teaching and learning. As a completely portable learning tool, the iPad camera allows documentation to be taken to a whole different level. Students can also attach videos, and voice recordings to their field notes. In math class the GPS of the iPad establishes locale in ways that are profound. Connecting Beyond the Classroom Of course, the mobility provided by the iPad's wireless telephone connection capability allows the unprecedented access to the Internet anywhere students are.

The iPads in Education Conference That's Not About iPads Events | Feature The iPads in Education Conference That's Not About iPads App laundry lists and fly-by-night teaching fads are some of the things you won't find at the EdTechTeacher iPad Summit. By Kim Fortson03/13/13 It could have been a keynote from a different conference. "He set a tone because his entire talk did not feature a single slide and rarely mentioned iPads," said Tom Daccord, co-founder and director of EdTechTeacher, the consultancy that organizes the event. When Daccord and EdTechTeacher co-founder Justin Reich conceptualized the iPad Summit, which will run from April 10-12 in Atlanta this year, their goal was to close a critical information gap. "In my twelve years in education technology, I have never seen a piece of hardware adapted so quickly and so fervently by schools," Daccord said. "We take a holistic, comprehensive approach to iPad integration," Daccord said. The summit tackles the spectrum from multiple angles.

Learning and Teaching with iPads 7 Tips for Managing Your iPad Classroom Mobile Learning | Feature 7 Tips for Effectively Managing Your iPad Classroom The author of iPad in Education for Dummies offers solid advice for unlocking the possibilities of iPads in a classroom. By Dian Schaffhauser04/10/13 iPads are a great tool to encourage continual sharing and collaboration in the classroom, says education technology consultant Sam Gliksman. Gliksman runs iPads for Education, a Ning network that has drawn several thousand educators and other people interested in exploring the use of iPads in schools. 1. iPads Aren't Meant to be Shared From its earliest days, the iPad was designed for personal--not "institutional"--use, Gliksman said. "In grades one, two, and three, you're probably fine with that. Gliksman's advice: If you're thinking about implementing a shared iPad program in a classroom fourth grade and above, "you're much better off with a one-to-one" that uses some other kind of device that will be more manageable. 2. 3.

Pedagogy and the iPad « Northern Arizona University's e-Learning Center by John J. Doherty and Kevin Ketchner Perhaps the hardest part of owning an iPad is trying to avoid the addictive world of Angry Birds, the favorite game app of the new British Prime Minister. That kind of distraction is exactly what many faculty worry about when we ponder the place of tools such as the iPad in the classroom. The iPad is a good case in point. Consumption The iPad is very obviously a tool for consuming information and media. For example, in a course on Reinventing King Arthur, John used the Kindle app on his iPad to give his students access to some of the course readings. Kevin has been using the iPad for an Honors course on the cultural impact of comic books. The following panel is a screen capture of the Iron Man (2004) #1 book, available in the Marvel app. Students in the course can download the movies Iron Man (2008) and V for Vendetta (2006) via the iTunes Store or other media sources. Accessibility The iPad is opening doors for some differently abled users. Production

12 Advanced iPad Tips All Educators Should Learn Mobile Learning | Feature 12 Advanced iPad Tips All Educators Should Learn By Luis Pérez04/23/13 It's no secret that the iPad has become a big hit with educators, due in part to its ease of use and the more than 20,000 educational apps available in the App Store to meet a wide range of learner needs. Since I work in the field of special education, many of these tips mention the built-in accessibility features of the iPad. 1. 2. 3. 4. Tap and hold the keyboard key (lower right corner of the keyboard) and choose the option to split the keyboard (you can also undock it to move it out of the way if you need to see the bottom of the screen while the keyboard is visible).

1:1 iPad use in Full Day Kindergarten Background This is the first year of 1:1 iPads in my kindergarten classroom. In October 2010 I received one to use with my class of 26, and by the end of May 2011 I had 11 and my class had dropped down to 22 children. I absolutely loved that half the class could be working on the iPads completely independently, at various levels, while I worked with the other half of the kids. The ability level of the children in last years class was more varied than typical. The iPads were a life saver for me and allowed a greater level of differentiation than I could have done on my own- definitely to the benefit of the children. I begged and pleaded until I was assured I would most likely have a class set of iPads for the 2011-2012 school year. Getting started On the fourth day of school I introduced iPads to my class of 20 kindergartners. At the end of the day several kids started to put their iPad into backpacks- I had to explain that they were for class only- my, how their faces fell.

10 best history apps for iPhone and iPad The days when history was considered a lifeless, irrelevant subject are long gone. Today, people understand the importance of history, both from a global perspective and in terms of our everyday lives. History is about who we are and where we came from, and when it comes to bringing the past alive, your iPhone and iPad are the perfect tools for the job. History apps allow you to combine the best of all worlds, giving you access to all the key details of a past period while allowing you to explore it through photos, video and even interactive 3D. Despite the fact that apps were made for showcasing history, there aren't that many historical apps out there. 20 best iPhone 5 apps and games 2013 Some allow you to explore the period with the aid of text, photos and videos, neatly arranged in a logical, temporal order. We've got slices of history for every one of you to enjoy! 1. A complete and detailed multimedia guide to the tragic world conflict Price: £6.99 / $9.99 Works: with iPad 2.

25 Ways To Use iPads In The Classroom In case you haven’t heard the news, we’re putting out a special mini-issue early next week. It’ll be available in the Edudemic Magazine iPad app and, best of all, FREE to subscribers! If you’re not (yet) a subscriber, it’ll be just $0.99. The following is an excerpt from just one of the articles in the mini-issue. It’s all about iPads in education, Apple’s role in the future of learning, and much more than that. Want to get the mini-issue free when it comes out? So you’ve got one or a few iPads that you want to use in the classroom. Six Things We Know About iPads in the Classroom The school year is off to a great start and we as trainers are deep in the trenches with our iPad Academy Participants. After last year’s experience it felt great knowing what was ahead of us as trainers. It was also nice that our apps, Apple Configurator and iTunes have improved with updates. Our comfort level is such that nothing really throws us off course anymore. Here are six things we know for sure will happen with iPads in our schools…. Reflection Reflection becomes a key piece of this experience. Pace Helping our teachers realize that the pace of their instruction must slow down while the iPads are being introduced. Obstacles We know now that there will be moments of rethinking processes and overcoming the inevitable obstacles that will arise. Change One thing is for sure; the teachers that we get to work with evolve in a way the others do not. Creativity Students have access to a variety of apps that allow for creativity. Collaboration Written by: Jenny Krzystowczyk @jennykbps

The Challenge of iPad Pedagogy Staff training completed. Make no bones about it, the use of the word completed couldn’t be further from the truth. My advice to anyone else undertaking an iPad trial, be more than prepared. Imagine the most challenging class you have ever had to personalise learning for and double it. The challenge lies in the pedagogy. Exposure to app use, productivity and possible implications has opened up the proverbial can of worms, and it’s fantastic. Whether you subscribe to the device as a consumption, creation or discovery tool, the technology opens the eyes of educators when given time to investigate. Not that I didn’t have my own ideas! It just feels like the trial has a real chance of success and not because of the new technology. So what to do next? The challenge of pedagogy demands contact time between staff, students and those of us charged with coordinating. It’s a challenge and it’s not about the technology! Like this: Like Loading...

23 Ways To Use The iPad In The 21st Century PBL Classroom By Workflow 23 Ways To Use The iPad In The 21st Century PBL Classroom by TeachThought Staff The iPad is not magic, and as many educators have found integrating them meaningfully is by no means a just-add-water proposition. The same applies to Project-Based Learning. Project-Based Learning is a method of giving learners access to curriculum in authentic ways that promote collaboration, design, imagination, and innovation while also allowing for more natural integration of digital and social media. Note that the visual is also arranged in a kind of visual spectrum, as our past visuals have been.