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What The iPad Has Done To Education

What The iPad Has Done To Education
As the iPad approaches popularity that’d make The Beatles blush, it’s easy to forget what technology in learning looked like before the little tablet from Cupertino entered our collective pedagogical consciousness. It’s also easy to forget what exactly it does from a functional perspective that makes it such an effective teaching tool. When adopting any new learning tool, from technology to curricula to instructional strategies, the clearer the picture of how that tool ideally functions can be helpful in improving its use. The Learning Process One of the more powerful ways technology can support learning is by removing barriers. The iPad has been a boon functioning as a communication tool for students who have challenges communicating, from learners with autism to English Language Learners. But it also establishes a more direct link between learners, instruction, and content. Not Everyone Convinced What it is about the iPad that makes this sort of potential possible? What does the iPad “do”? Related:  iPads in Education

iPad Workflow Solutions for Educators « Jonathan Wylie Recently, I attended ITEC 2012 -Iowa’s premier technology conference for educators. David Pogue and Marco Torres were the keynote speakers, but there were dozens of other excellent breakout sessions over the course of this three-day event. I myself had the opportunity to present twice, so I opted for a couple of iPad sessions that I had been wanting to talk about for some time now, and I have included the slides to the first of these two sessions below – iPad Workflow Solutions for Educators. A digital workflow for the iPad, or the process of getting student work to and from the device, has long been a subject of some consternation among those who use iPads in the classroom. Why? The reason is simple. Thankfully, this is beginning to change. So, feel free to take a look at some of the options that are available to you if you use iPads in the classroom. Like this: Like Loading...

Why use iPads & Other Technology in the Classroom as Learning Tools? Why use iPads & Other Technology in the Classroom as Learning Tools? Posted by Ashley Wainwright on Thu, Mar 07, 2013 @ 11:42 AM Technology is woven into just about every aspect of our lives. Today’s schools have the opportunity to integrate mobile devices like the iPad in the classroom to open up a whole new world of engagement, personalized learning, and collaboration in the classroom. So here are some of the top reasons why your school should integrate technology in the classroom: Improved Collaboration-One of the characteristics of the modern classroom is collaboration and having technology in the classroom helps to empower and develop that. Here’s what students are saying about using technology in the classroom: Here’s what the teachers are saying about using technology in the classroom: Classroom technology like iPads and smartphones is vital in getting students involved with learning in the world they exist.

Bloomin' Apps This page gathers all of the Bloomin' Apps projects in one place.Each image has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Android, Google and online tools and applications to support each of the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.I have created a page to allow you to share your favorite online tool, iOS, or Android app with others. Cogs of the Cognitive Processes I began to think about the triangular shape of Bloom's Taxonomy and realized I thought of it a bit differently.Since the cognitive processes are meant to be used when necessary, and any learner goes in and out of the each level as they acquire new content and turn it into knowledge, I created a different type of image that showcased my thoughts about Bloom's more meaningfully.Here is my visual which showcases the interlocking nature of the cognitive processes or, simply, the "Cogs of the Cognitive Processes". IPAD APPS TO SUPPORT BLOOM'S REVISED TAXONOMYassembled by Kathy Schrock​ Bloom's and SAMR: My thoughts

Exploring the impact of Apple's iPad on schools & schooling. - Part 1 Top 20 Must-Have Educational iPhone & iPad Apps Used By Real Teachers in the Classroom - iPhone app article - Shara Karasic With the advent of the 2011/2012 school year, teachers who have access to mobile technology are scrambling to find the best education apps for the iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone. Educators use apps for everything from communicating with students to inspiring creativity to dissecting virtual frogs. Luckily, we have lots of educators (including Apple Distinguished Educators) on Appolicious who share their lists of the best education apps for elementary, middle school, junior high, and high school. These are the education apps most listed by educators on Appolicious. 1. 3D Brain (iPad, iPhone. Reviewed by educator lmorris: “This is a great learning tool for any student. Subject/Grade: Science (Biology). 4-12. Listed by: Alline, techsupv, and SkylineiPads. 2. Reviewed by educator lmorris: “This is a great app for learning about priceless pieces of art. Subject/Grade: Art. 6-12. Listed by: justatitch, uwcsea and LaurieFowler. 3. Subject/Grade: Language Arts, Math, Science. 4. Listed by: klbruni331.

10 Mind-Blowing Mobile Learning Statistics Infographic Mobile Learning Infographics 10 Mind-Blowing Mobile Learning Statistics Infographic By 2015 80% of people will be accessing the Internet from mobile devices.In 2012, 65% of workers declared their mobile devices to be their “most critical work device.”65% of information searches started on a smartphone with 64% of these searches continued on a PC or tablet.99% of mobile learners believed the format and presentation enhanced their learning75% of mobile learners praised the convenience and time management benefits46% of mobile workers would pic a smartphone over a tablet or a laptop as their favorite device45% spend less time in training with no lost of comprehensionMobile learners study 40 minutes more each week by studying everywhere they go.Users studying on mobile devices are 3 times more likely to track their progress.Students with smartphones are twice as likely to study between 6am and 8am. The Why Consider M-Learning Infographic was created by Michaels & Associated Learning Solutions

Got A New iPad? There's An AppList For That! Are you getting your first iPad today? There are tons of apps out there, and we’re to help you sort out the best of the bunch. With our handy AppLists and AppGuides, you can find the best apps to start your iPad experience off right! Everyone loves a freebie. Fresh Out Of The Box For iPad – Free Edition You’ve got your freebies. Fresh Out Of The Box For iPad – Paid Edition Maybe you’re not quite ready to jump into the app pool just yet. Apps For The App-Averse So you bought an iPad purely for its functionality, right? Best iPad Utilities Ah, who are we kidding. Cool iPad Apps to Demo Are you upgrading for the first time to a Retina display with the new iPad 4? Apps That Show Off The iPad’s Retina Display We’ve mentioned a few games on the above lists, but we realize that for some of you, gaming is a huge part of owning an iPad. Five iPad Games To Download Now iPad App Store Gaming Classics Best iCade Compatible Games iPad Multiplayer Games Want more?

Best of 2013 So Far... Studies of iPad Use In Education We're half-way through 2013. Like I've done in years past, this week I'll be featuring some of the best new tech tools of 2013 as well as some of the most popular posts of the year. This week I got the itch to go beyond anecdotal stories about iPads in the classroom and look for some more substantial research and writing on the topic. Below are some of the reports that I’ve been reading through this week. The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development for Victoria, Australia iPads for Learning – In Their Hands field trial studied the use of iPads in nine schools. The iPad as a Tool for Education is a study based on iPad use at Longfield Academy, Kent, England . Reading With iPads – The Difference Makes a Difference studied the impact on the reading comprehension, knowledge of content, and analysis skills of boys aged 11 to 13 who read using iPads.

Apple Configurator and VPP Resource Links | Jonathan Wylie I recently attended an Apple workshop on using Apple Configurator and managing a Volume Purchase Program in schools. I am doing both already, but I i picked up a few useful tips. Participants were also sent some links to Apple resources on both Configurator and the VPP, and I don’t think that some of them are all that well known, so I am listing those below for anyone that might be interested. Another useful thing I found recently was the US phone number for the Apple Enterprise team, who have been very helpful answering questions I had on problems with Apple Configurator. You can call them on 1-866-752-7753. I can’t say enough good things about the people I have dealt with in that team, so I am sure they could be a great resource too. I realize that these may be a little technical for some people, but please forward them to your IT team to let them take a look at all that Apple has to support educators in the classroom with iOS devices. Like this: Like Loading... Related In "iPad"

A Practical Guide For Teachers Who Just Got iPads So you finally got a class set of iPads and you are not sure what to do next and where to start? Here is a very simple list of tried and true tips to help. Don’t Start Collecting Apps! This is every teachers first inclination. So Stop! Here is my onescreen of Apps – these include a few of my own personal productivity favorites. Remember the iPad is Not a Computer The purpose of an ipad is to be a creation device, it is NOT a small laptop. Learn About The SAMR Model As you begin to make new lessons that you will deliver with the help of your exciting new device – think to yourself – where does this lesson fall on the SAMR model? Put Some Limitations On Personalization Have some ideas in mind about the personalization of the devices before you start the school year. How many pictures will you allow on the camera roll? Suzy Brooks has a great example of an “iPadding License on her blog . Workflow Here are the most popular: Offer Guidance With Passwords Don’t Forget Creation Literacies Get Training

iPad Voice Dictation: Commands List & Tips Voice Dictation, or just Dictation as Apple calls it, is one of my favorite features of iOS on the iPad. As I’ve mentioned recently here, I use it more and more and it just keeps getting better. Though Siri may draw more attention, I think dictation is the far more useful feature right now. If you haven’t tried out dictation on the iPad you really should give it a go. Speak slowly and clearly: I know this sounds obvious, but it’s an easy one to forget. Add punctuation commands as you speak: There are a great number of useful commands that can be used with dictation. This morning I ate breakfast, walked the dog, and took my daughter to school. Use languages Other than US English: Dictation supports a range of languages other than just US English. And here are some of the most helpful commands you can use with dictation – with the command listed first and then the result: question mark: ? exclamation point: ! underscore: _ comma: , open parenthesis: ( close parenthesis: ) quote: “ end quote: “

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