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Six Examples of iPad Integration in the 1:1 Classroom

Six Examples of iPad Integration in the 1:1 Classroom
There has been a lot of conversation and debate in multiple forums, both online and face-to-face, about schools adopting or already working in a 1:1 environment. While many of these conversations revert back to replacing teachers and what device is best, the real conversation begins with providing our students with the best learning environment possible. At Burlington High School in Burlington, MA, we are entering our eighth month of a 1:1 iPad initiative that began in September 2011. Don't get me wrong, we think the iPad is a great device for learning and gives each of our students a dynamic learning tool that can be used across the content areas and to accomplish a variety of tasks. Many of the critics claim that we are backing our students into a corner by giving them one brand and one skill set to learn exclusively on one device. Our teachers have been compiling exemplary work and engaging our students in a diverse manner. 1) French IV by Madame Price (@TwinsBless on Twitter) 1.

iphome products Why Go 1:1 iPad? In a response to a well written and thoughtful post that I recently read by @jmcconville1000, "Why the iPad is bad for education", I felt compelled to respond from my personal experience of rolling out a cart of 30 iPads in a shared high school environment. Fundamentally I believe that an iPad can neither be good or bad. All it can ever be is an iPad. I argue instead, that when used effectively and with specific goals in mind, iPads can have a positive impact on education. Seeing that schools are investing money on these devices, the perspective to adopt is not a combative one, but rather one that explores how to effectively integrate the devices. Time & Space: iPad features related to time and space are incredibly important. The iPad is Not a Computer... The device shouldn't be looked at as a computer, because it isn' is more than that. One User Devices: In an ideal world, iPads in schools would not be shared between students. All in One: Is everything easy to do on an iPad?

6 Reasons Why We Should Be Using iPads | iPads for Learning Vineet Madan, vice-president of McGraw-Hill Higher Education eLabs, spends time developing ways that technology can improve learning among college and university students. He recently talked about the reasons why iPads are ready for the college classroom. K-12 schools across the country (and just down the street) are putting huge chunks of cash aside for 1-to-1 iPad initiatives. Madan argues that iPads are tailor-made for the university level. I think they are. iPads Are the Best Way to Show Textbooks iPads are capable of displaying incredible ebooks featuring images, video and audio. And when there is text, the iPad allows students to highlight text, take notes in the margin and access a dictionary directly within the book itself. Kids Are Ready for Tablets While iPads have been around for just over 14 months, kids have been using smartphones for years and understand touchscreen technology. iPads Can Raise Test Scores iPads Have the Software to Be Competitive Is the iPad a silver bullet?

How My School Is Transitioning to Digital Textbooks: Organizing (Step 1 of 5) Overview: The Role of iPads There is no denying iPads are becoming a dynamic tool for education. However, with the integration of new tools into the classroom, there is a learning curve. The evolution of the iPad has created more than just a learning curve, but a cultural shift in the way we access information and connect with the outside world. This fall, Burlington High School will transition to a 1:1 school exclusively with the iPad 2. One of the goals of this initiative is to slowly transition curriculum and textbooks to ePub format. ePub file format allows anyone to create a file that is readable on an iOS device or Kindle like a book. Multi-district Collaborative Event While this transition is exciting and new, there are not many examples out there of the ePub format in use. The organization of the event was lead by three Massachusetts Superintendents: Dr. Event Planning and Organization Once the website was live, we started planning opening keynotes for the first day of the event.

iPad Acceptable Use Policy iPad Aceptable Use Policy Although many schools have a good ICT Acceptable Use Policy, the introduction of iPads and other handheld devices is a great time to revisit your current policy. Bringing in a new policy will also re-focus staff and pupils on your policy. Download the iPad Acceptable Use Policy (Word) Download Enter your email address and download the document here iPad Acceptable Use Policy (and iPod Touch) for School The policies, procedures and information within this document applies to all iPads, iPod Touches or any other IT handheld device used in school. Users Responsibilities Users must use protective covers/cases for their iPad. Additional Responsibilities for Pupils If an iPad is left at home or is not charged, the user remains responsible for completing all schoolwork as if they had use of their iPad. Safeguarding and Maintaining as an Academic Tool iPad batteries are required to be charged and be ready to use in school. Lost, Damaged or Stolen iPad

The iGeneration: iPhones in the Classroom | Sept/Oct 2010 Today, teachers are struggling to engage and motivate students of the “iGeneration.” Part of the problem has to do with generational differences in technology. Today’s students are almost completely “digitalized”—most of their teachers are not! Instead of banning the iPhone and iPod Touch from the classroom, we need to incorporate them into our lessons. I’m relatively new to the teaching profession and younger than many of my peers. What role can the iPhone or iPod Touch play in education? Get the iPhone into the classroom These few suggestions barely scratch the surface. Top classroom apps TweetDeck By Geoff Chaffin TweetDeck helps you interact with Twitter and Facebook accounts. TweetDeck StoryKit There is no better way for students to demonstrate that they understand a concept than for them to create a story about it, and Story Kit lets them do this. StoryKit Camera I teach special education and my students range in their level of disability. Camera SimpleGoals – Goals and Habits Tracker

50 resources for iPad use in the classroom The transition to the more extensive use of technology in classrooms across the West has resulted in the integration of bring your own device (BYOD) schemes, equipping students with netbooks and tablet computers, and lessons that use social media & online services. Gesture-based technology is on the rise; according to the latest NMC Horizon Report, gesture-based technological models will become more readily integrated as a method of learning within the next few years. The iPhone, iPad, Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect technology are examples of these kinds of developments, and in particular, resources for Apple products in education are becoming widely available online. For teachers, some of which are just beginning to use tablets and mobile devices in class, these resources can be invaluable in promoting more interactive classrooms and understanding how best to use and control such products. Tutorials: 1.) iPads for learning: Getting started 2.) 3.) 50 iPad2 tips and tricks 6.)

Student workflow on iPad in your lessons iPad Published on April 22nd, 2012 | by Mark Anderson It has been obvious to me for some time now that any learning that is based around use of an iPad should really not be hung on one particular app. That it is about a flow of work, be it individual, or collaborative. Yes, there are some powerful productivity apps that will assist with note taking and organising oneself such as Evernote, OmniFocus, OmniOutliner, Paper, Penultimate, so forth and so on. There are also amazing apps with content such as Solar Walk, Star Walk, The Elements, Wonders of the Universe, etc, but actually – in an environment where students, or groups even, have access to iPads – we want them to be able to demonstrate their understanding and ultimately their learning through the generation of their own content. With that in mind, I’ve been thinking that really, there are two main tiers of creation based apps for the iPad. Compilation tools: Creation tools Tags: #iPad, elearning, learning, workflow About the Author

Tech Teacher: iPod, uPod The gizmo phenom also shines in class. Like mushrooms after a spring rain, podcasting is sprouting up everywhere. Chalk it up to the insanely popular Apple iPod, which at last count has sold fourteen kajillion units. Not content to merely listen, iPod devotees now want to jump into the broadcast booth. Anyone with a microphone and an Internet connection suddenly seems to have a podcast, and for good reason: It's very easy to produce and upload audio clips. The tools are cheap, the files are easy to share, and just about anyone can do it. For years, savvy teachers have used various media to help their students connect to the world. The cool thing about podcasting is that you really don't need much equipment -- essentially, a computer with a microphone jack, and a microphone. The final stage is to get that podcast onto the Internet so the world can absorb your students' auditory insights. Think of this feed as your own personal radio channel.

Supercharge Your iPad For School: The Apps And Accessories Every Student Needs [Feature Photo by {Flixelpix} David - Earlier this year Apple announced iTunes U, making it clear that Apple intends to make the iPad ubiquitous in academia. The iPad is truly coming into its own as a legitimate alternative to the PC. For students, this means that the iPad is quickly becoming a powerful learning tool, which is good for a lot more than reading. I sat down with a Boston-based PhD student who, for the past year, has been using her iPad nearly exclusively for her studies. Here are the core peripherals and apps that she recommends in order to supercharge your iPad for use in the academic setting. Portable Keyboard (peripheral). Description. Suggested Use. Stylus (peripheral). Description. Suggested Use. Notability – Your Note Taking App. Description. Notability lets you organize your notes by class or subject Suggested Use. iAnnotate PDF – Your Reading App. Description. Suggested Use. Add notes to your documents with iAnnotate PDF Description. Suggested Use. Related

Free Internet lessons challenge textbook market for public schools “I don’t really use my traditional textbooks,” Shulman said. “There’s almost too much good stuff online.” Enterprising teachers have long scoured the Internet for ways to improve on their textbooks or local curricula. Fueling the trend, most states in the past two years have embraced national standards for what students should learn in English and math classes. As classrooms become better equipped with interactive white boards and other gadgets, more teachers are looking for digital content and adopting an assumption that prevails in much of the World Wide Web: That content should be free. “Now that expectation has entered the American classroom,” said Jay Diskey, executive director for the school division of the Association of American Publishers. Analysts say private vendors are likely to regain their edge as school budgets improve, but the market is undoubtedly changing. U.S. Much of the growth in free online resources still comes from the grass roots — teachers sharing with teachers.

Launching an iPad 1-to-1 Program: A Primer Mobile Computing | Spotlight Launching an iPad 1-to-1 Program: A Primer By Mitchell A. Salerno, Michael Vonhof12/14/11 Technology is redefining traditional educational paradigms, and many schools are interested in integrating the latest technological advancements into the school curriculum. While increased incorporation of technology seems to be inevitable, most schools are ill-prepared to enter the 21st century owing to a lack of resources, a dearth of appropriate personnel, and some unrealistic expectations. Two schools, The Master's Academy in Oviedo, FL and Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown, DE have initiated ambitious technological programs, providing an iPad for every high school student. Leadership Perhaps the most critical, yet overlooked, issue related to technology deployments is leadership. Based on our experiences, successful schools will have a senior administrative leader driving this initiative. Cost How will you pay for your initiative?

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