iPad Implementation in Schools | MediaCAST Blog I sat down this morning with the intention of writing a post about things schools should consider before rolling out an iPad implementation. This was going to be a great list, covering everything from network needs to classroom setup to content management. But then I realized I already had already read this list. iPads in Education published a blog a while back titled “Preparing Your School for an iPad Implementation.” I would however, like to take a few moments to delve deeper into a few questions raised in the article. “Have you discussed how the use of iPads will be integrated into your educational processes?” This is a very important topic to consider before bringing iPads into your school. “Have you allocated sufficient ongoing time for staff professional development? Ensuring teachers know how to use the new iPads will greatly improve the experience of deploying them in your school. “How will you push content out to students?
How many Apple IDs should your family have? — Apple News, Tips and Reviews Déploiement et gestion des iPads/iPods dans nos institutions avec Apple Configurator | Tablettes tactiles – 9 novembre 2012Publié dans : Colloque 3 oct 2012, Conférences Christophe Barrois Technicien en informatique – Édouard-Montpetit Grâce aux nouvelles technologies, plusieurs possibilités s’offrent aux enseignants et aux étudiants. After bungled iPad rollout, lessons from LA put tablet technology in a time out Los Angeles – “D” is the letter of the day in Maria Martinez’s kindergarten class at Maywood Elementary. On a recent weekday, Martinez drew a capital and lower-case d on the white board. “Beautiful!” the children shouted. “Nice!” They used their fingers to form the letter D on the wide writing lines that appeared on their iPad screens. “I can’t imagine teaching without iPads,” said Martinez, whose classroom provides a window into how technology is being used successfully to help children learn – even as the Los Angeles Unified School District attempts to salvage its botched attempt to distribute the pricey, high-tech devices. LA Schools Superintendent John Deasy has called the intended $1 billion program to provide an iPad to every student in the district a civil rights imperative with potential to equalize access to technology. Under pressure, Deasy called for a delay of the rollout, which means all schools aren’t likely to get the devices until 2015 – a year later than planned.
10 Steps to a Successful School iPad Program Portions excerpted from new book, "iPad in Education for Dummies" by Sam Gliksman iPads have certainly become a highly desired commodity in education. Apple is reporting that schools are purchasing iPads by a ratio of 2:1 over MacBooks. However, that rush to purchase the latest technologies often precedes the careful planning and preparation that’s crucial to their success as educational tools. Stated simply, technology alone doesn’t have the capacity to improve education. It needs to be woven into a holistic approach to education that encompasses thorough planning and ongoing review of the skills and competencies required by the rapidly changing society that characterizes life in the 21st century. Well-planned technology deployments have the potential to have a remarkably transformative impact on schools and students. 1. Do you have adequate incoming Internet bandwidth to connect all the devices and use them at the same time? 2. Can you explain why you have decided to purchase iPads? 3.
Practical advice & guides for iPad implementations in education Recently a number of links have crossed my networked wires regarding the Apple iPad and I thought I would share a few here together with some of my own observations. iPads in Education. Preparing Your School for an iPad Implementation. This post by Sam Gliksman over on the iPad Educators ning consists of a comprehensive list of questions and considerations that any education organisation should consider if implementing an iPad rollout. Factors covered in the article include infrastructure, wireless connectivity, device management, content distribution, pedagogy, eBooks, and the wider community. Interestingly the list considers lighting and glare in classrooms. One additional consideration is whether or not the teaching community actually wants to utilise iPads. Kathy Schrock: iPads in the Classroom The indefatigable Kathy Schrock has created a valuable site that supports her presentations concerning the iPad as well as links to complementary iPad resources and instructional guides.
$59 Adapter Connects Apple TV And AirPlay To Virtually And Display System Kanex adapter and Apple TV bring AirPlay to virtually any venue AirPlay and AirPlay Mirroring add a lot of value to the second and third generation Apple TVs. Paired with a recent iPad or the iPhone 4S, an Apple TV can instantly become a gaming solution and a theater for home movies – and will be amazing when combined with Mountain Lion when it ships this summer. AirPlay also turns that Apple TV into powerful and extremely portable presentation system that’s a great fit for the classroom or the board room. Kanex today announced its new ATV Pro adapter designed for the Apple TV. That portability makes it a great companions to an Apple TV and iPhone/iPad for mobile professionals that need to make presentations in a variety of different settings – and using a variety of different display options. The device also works great for existing presentation solutions in classrooms, conference rooms, and other venues that don’t include HDMI support. Source KanexImage KanexRelated
5 Reasons The iPad Will Stay The King of the Classroom The following piece is by the amazingly talented Adam Webster, Assistant Director of Learning and Teaching at a secondary school in Surrey, England. He writes for both the Edudemic Magazine and his blog ‘ Cageless Thinking ‘ (worth bookmarking). This article originally appeared on Cageless Thinking and was cross-posted with Adam’s permission. 1. It’s not a laptop The biggest and most oft-heard criticism of the iPad usually revolves around it not behaving like a desktop PC or laptop. The fact that it isn’t a laptop, to me, is its greatest attribute: The SAMR model suggests that there are 4 degrees of sophistication for using technology in education: As you can see from the diagram (created using Paper by Fifty Three) the most sophisticated levels involve ‘Transformation’. I believe that the iPad makes transformation far more possible, indeed likely, than a laptop. 2. 3. Yes, Apple devices are more expensive than most other devices. 4. 5.
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5 Tips to Prepare Teachers for 1:1 iPad Projects | Terice T. Schneider's Digital Home After talking to many of my colleagues over the last few days, I realize there are many schools looking at some version of iPad deployment and they want to do it right. In order for the iPad to be a great learning tool, you’ll need your teachers fully committed to it. It requires time and effort to prepare teachers for such a deployment, so make sure you have staff in place to do it. Without blathering on, here are Terice’s 5 Tips to Preparing Teachers for 1:1 iPad Projects. Give them iPads–Put them in the teacher’s hands early and let them use them for work and play. If they do not understand how they work or why someone would use it, they won’t be able to guide students effectively. Now for my disclaimer: We planned to do each of these things and even more.
Implementation | iTeach We will make everything easy. Thats a promise For many schools the process of new technology implementation can be a daunting one – but working with iTeach can make deployment and roll out of iPads simple and ensure a smooth end to end process. We will work with your School, SLT and its staff and produce a detailed and bespoke implementation plan for iPad – so whether you are rolling out to selected teachers, the entire staff or the whole school, all of this information and guidance will be readily available. We’re great at what we do because we cover everything that needs covered: Network Requirements (wifi)Infrastructure NeedsBudget planning and proposalsPurchase ordering Support programsSecurity considerationsAcceptable use policyIn class deploymentSoftware InstallationTraining plansApp purchase set up1:1 Program potentialSupply of accessoriesParents nights We make it happen.
Myths about iOS, iPad, iPhone & iPod touch I have the pleasure of working with educators who get to use iPads and iPod touches with students. Wherever I facilitate workshops, I find there are some myths floating around about Apple's iOS devices, and I'd like to clear up some of the misinformation. iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch do not have user manuals. Gone are the days when you receive a thick printed user manual with your electronics purchase. iPad User Guide: PDF or iBooksiPhone User Guide: PDF or iBooksiPod touch User Guide: PDF or iBooks You have to have a credit card associated with your iTunes account. A credit card is not required when you create an iTunes account. First log out of any iTunes accounts you might be signed into. If you have already given iTunes a credit card number, you can log into your account and click to edit your payment information. You can buy an app once and install it on all devices in the classroom or school. The Volume Purchase Program is only for paid apps. You need a Mac to sync multiple devices.
Compte rendu du iPad Summit de Boston Par manque de temps et surtout par manque d’espace où le publier en ligne, voici mon compte rendu du iPad Summit de Boston. Celui-ci s’est déroulé les 7 et 8 novembre 2012. Cet article ne couvre pas l’ensemble des conférences, mais celles qui ont eu le plus grand impact sur ma vision de l’implantation technologique en éducation. Cet évènement a été organisé par le EdTechTeacher. Voici le fil de nouvelle pour le mot clé utilisé pendant la conférence: #ettipad Conférence d’ouverture Présentation d’ouverture par Tony Wagner Très bonne présentation sur l’importance d’innover et de préparer nos jeunes pour le futur. Les 7 techniques de survie: 1) Pensé critique et résolution de problème 2) Collaborer et influencer positivement 3) Adaptation et flexibilité 4) Entrepreneuriat et initiative 5) Bonne communication orale et écrite 6) Capacité d’organisation et d’analyse de l’information 7) Imagination et curiosité Il a expliqué deux défis importants auxquels les écoles vont être de plus en plus confrontées.
What We Learned: A 1:1 iPad Reflection This past week at Burlington High School, we started rolling out iPads for incoming freshmen. During this process, I couldn't help but reflect on what had occurred over the course of a year. Around this time last summer, BHS had roughly one thousand iPads ready to roll out to all students. The anticipation was great, the waters uncharted. NOTE: When I say "we" from here on out, I am referring to Dennis Villano, Director of Instructional Technology for Burlington Public Schools; Patrick Larkin, Principal of Burlington High School: Bob Cunha, IT for BPS; Jose DeSousa, IT for BPS; John Allegreto, IT for BPS; and Tim Calvin and myself, Instructional Technologists at BHS. The Launch When you unfold such a large-scale initiative as giving every student an iPad, you tend to overthink everything. The first rule of launching one thousand iPads: have lots of conversations. One of the best decisions our team made last summer was to pre-install Casper profiles on all of our iPads. Learning As We Go