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17 Real-World Ways iPads Are Being Used In Schools

17 Real-World Ways iPads Are Being Used In Schools
Last year, iPads in education took the world by storm, finding their ways into initiatives at both the K-12 and university levels. Edudemic’s friends over at Education Dive have talked to some of the people responsible for those roll-outs and watched schools decided how to use tablets, whether they were Apple’s or not . In 2013, iPads are still going strong. New pilot programs are winning over former doubters—and in some cases existing programs are expanding. So how will iPads be used as their classroom roles evolve in 2013? In Arab, Ala. , the board of education approved the purchase of 120 iPads, putting one in the hand of every teacher in the district. This fall, every student at Justin-Siena High School in California will receive an iPad with a charger, earbuds, manual and cover. Administrators in Sweden’s Vindeln municipality are considering adoptingiPads as a way to ensure children in several small, rural communities with teacher shortages have quality teachers. 6. 11. Related:  Mlearning in schools

A list of All The Best iPad Apps Teachers Need Coming to you from the Canadian Maritimes ( Halifax), Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is an educational blog dedicated to curating, reviewing and sharing EdTech tools and mobile apps. The purpose is to help teachers and educators effectively integrate digital technologies into their day-to-day teaching, learning and professional development. For any questions regarding our website or the content we publish, please contact EdTech admin, editor and blog owner, Med Kharbach at: info@educatorstechnology.com. Med Kharbach is a doctoral researcher and a former teacher with 10 years of classroom teaching experience. Med's research interests include: language learning, linguistics, Internet linguistics, critical linguistics, discourse analysis, new (emerging) literacies, and educational technology. Kharbach, M. Example: Kharbach, M. (2016, December 30). 9 Fundamental digital skills for 21st century teachers [Blog post].

Yield Thought, I swapped my MacBook for an iPad+Linode Update: I’m still using this setup a year later - you can read on at iPad+Linode: 1 Year Later On September 19th, I said goodbye to my trusty MacBook Pro and started developing exclusively on an iPad + Linode 512. This is the surprising story of a month spent working in the cloud. It all started when I bought my first MacBook a couple of years ago. Although I like to use Python and GAE for my own projects, at work we write heavyweight C++/Qt code that runs on clusters such as the 200,000 processor Jaguar machine, so most of my time is spent in Linux and a lot of it on remote systems. One fateful day, VMWare and OS/X conspired to trash my shared filesystem, losing several days of uncommitted code in the process. While dd was recovering as much as it could, I started toying with the idea of giving up on local filesystems altogether. I just had to try. The Setup It turns out you need a little more than just an iPad and a dream, but not too much more: Total cost: around $800 + $20 per month

How to Pick iPad Apps for your Classroom You’ve heard the chatter. IPads have become the go-to literacy tool for authentic learning in the K-8 classroom, the one that says ‘Our program is cutting edge, up-to-date, inquiry-driven‘. Students want to use them, want to share and collaborate on them, and will follow almost any rules if it means they get that tablet in their hands. The problem with the iPad as with the internet is: TMI–too much information. There are tens of thousands of apps, each proclaiming itself to be the solution to all classroom problems, each promising to be the practical strategy for learning math or science or state capitals or whatever their buzz word happens to be. How do teachers sort truth from marketing? You evaluate the apps. If you prefer a checklist, Edudemic provides this. Overview of the App App Title:App Publisher/Developer:Version:Link to App Store: Curriculum Compliance Yes/ No – Is it relevant to the curriculum framework? Operational Yes/ No – Is navigation easy? Pedagogy For more, click Great Apps.

Des enseignants s'initient au 2.0 | Éducation Les 1 350 élèves inscrits en 6e année et en première et deuxième secondaire dans les écoles de la région et les 102 enseignants qui les accompagnent utiliseront, en janvier, un iPad 2 en classe. Une décision qui place la Commission scolaire de Sorel-Tracy à l’avant-garde des commissions francophones québécoises mais exige qu’elle forme ses enseignants à utiliser aisément cette tablette. Ainsi le conseiller pédagogique Steve Morissette dispense-t-il cette formation d’une vingtaine d’heures à laquelle s’en ajouteront d’autres pour de l’enseignement spécialisé ou sur l’usage de logiciels spécifiques. «Certains enseignants n’avaient jamais manipulé une tablette numérique. De fait, la plupart des enseignants formés ont moins de 50 ans. 13% ont plus de 60 ans. Bien sûr, l’utilisation du iPad impose aux enseignants de réinventer certains matériels pédagogiques qu’ils utilisent. Des logiciels sur mesure Une première francophone Déjà 1 200 iPad ont été livrés la semaine dernière, à Sorel-Tracy.

iOS 6 Tip: Lock children out of exiting an app on iPad / iPhone – SpeechBox™ Speech Therapy App for iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) Being a iPad/iPhone developer, I am often asked these questions: “How do you stop your kids from accidentally changing settings on your iPad” or “How can I use an iPad exclusively for AAC?” and even “My child left the game they were playing and somehow deleted some apps!”. Well, with iOS 6, the latest version of Apple’s operating system for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, there’s a great solution to solve these issues called Guided Access. Once activating Guided Access, you can lock any app open (the home button doesn’t exit the app) so your child cannot change anything while using it independently. I came across a great video that demonstrates how to activate it.

Pour le iPad | iPad en MST Bien que le iPad peut ouvrir pas mal de formats de fichiers (doc, ppt, pdf…), il peut être intéressant dans certains cas de transformer ses documents vers le format de livre (pour profiter des fonctionnalités de iBooks par exemple) numérique epub (ou pdf). Voici quelques trucs pour ce faire. L’application Sigil (Windows, Mac, Linux) est un logiciel libre très performant pour créer/modifier ses livres numériques au format epub. Voici un vidéo sur quelques fonctions de base de Sigil. Le site propose (par un copier-coller) de transformer le texte (les images ne suivent pas) d’un document Word en fichier HTML (importable dans Sigil par la suite). Le site fonctionne très bien, les liens sont fonctionnels. Vous avez besoin des images? Le logiciel Calibre transforme un fichier PDF (et autres) au format Epub et peut aussi lire (sur un ordinateur) vos livres numériques.

40 Simple Ways To Use A Smartphone In The Classroom So many ruminations on what smartphone technologies offer the wired classroom begin with some permutation of how, at first, smartphones are often the bane of teachers’ existence because they cause disruptions. This isn’t one of those ruminations. Let’s just go straight to the suggestions, shall we? Use educational apps:One of the simplest strategies for engaging students using smartphones involves taking advantage of the thousands of educational apps as supplements.Create educational apps:After familiarizing kiddos with properly navigating smartphone apps, challenge some of the more tech-oriented ones to design and develop their own; Stanford already offers an open-source class on the subject!Scavenger hunts:Smartphone scavenger hunts have proven a popular pastime for technophiles, and teachers have been known to use them to provide interactive lessons about everything from natural history to nature.

Un combat contre l’inertie en éducation Au début du mois dernier, Thierry Karsenti, titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada sur les technologies de l’information et des communications (TIC) en éducation, a publié les résultats d’une enquête exhaustive sur l’intégration de l’iPad à la pédagogie québécoise. L’auteur et son équipe en sont venus à plusieurs conclusions. Bien malheureusement, plusieurs de ces dernières ont été ignorées. […] Les journalistes ont davantage extirpé du rapport les défis que les forces de l’outil en classe. Cela dit, il faut recentrer le débat autour d’une certaine logique pédagogique et éducative. L’iPad est arrivé sur les tablettes des magasins canadiens en mai 2010. Ces stéréotypes qui encouragent l’inertie Bien évidemment, l’intégration des TIC à la pédagogie est un sujet chaud et qui comporte son lot de détracteurs, à commencer par les enseignants eux-mêmes. Pourquoi évacuer l’aspect ludique de l’apprentissage? Il est évident que la presque totalité des élèves trouve l’iPad distrayant.

Using the ShowMe app on the iPad's with my class Welcome back to Term 4 here in New Zealand - only 8 weeks to go before the Christmas break - so much to fit in and such little time to do it. I am still fizzing from all of the wonderful things I learnt at ULearn in Rotorua. The ShowMe app on the iPad's is one I downloaded when it first came out but have not had the time to learn more about it or use it. Some of you might remember the work I did with my class with i-can-animate earlier this year making Numeracy videos to show how to use strategies - some of which are on ShowMe makes this video process easy and fun to do. The children picked it up in 10 minutes and made these video's on our first day back in small groups to "Tune in" to what we know about addition and subtraction. Here are some of the video's the children made: Please leave some feedback and leave some links of similar things you have done in your class - I challenge you to put ShowMe in front of your kids and see what they come up with :)

Rapport sur la tablette à l’école - Les risques de l’iPad «Prise de risque nécessaire » : voilà la formule lénifiante des auteurs du rapport « L’iPad à l’école : usages, avantages et défis », Thierry Karsenti et Aurélien Fievez, déposé le 9 décembre. Chose certaine, après lecture de ce rapport, nul n’aura de mal à comprendre qu’il y ait « risque ». Source de distraction préoccupante au dire de nombreux professeurs et élèves, l’outil serait au surplus peu utile à l’écriture — on mentionne entre autres les « lacunes de la tablette tactile pour les tâches d’écriture ». Ce n’est pas tout : les iPad sont beaucoup utilisés pour Facebook et très peu… pour la lecture. Sur dix « activités réalisées » en classe avec la tablette, la lecture vient… au dernier rang des plus fréquentes ! On entend déjà des praticiens technophiles protester en disant que cela ne reflète nullement leur réalité. De plus, les auteurs, ultra-prudents, sont loin d’adopter un ton technophobe. MM. La « prise de risque » est-elle pour autant nécessaire ?

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