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8 Studies Show iPads in the Classroom Improve Education

8 Studies Show iPads in the Classroom Improve Education
8 Studies Show iPads in the Classroom Improve Education Posted by Ashley Wainwright on Mon, Feb 18, 2013 @ 09:26 AM Since their release in April of 2010, Apple’s iPads have taken the US by storm. iPads have swept through almost every industry, especially education. Apple is pushing for iPad use in education, and several schools across the US have taken up the charge. The proliferation of iPads in the classroom will only keep accelerating. With these powerful mobile devices come a lot of possible benefits for educators and students alike. There have been many interesting studies done about iPads in the classroom and the effects on both students and teachers. A research study, conducted in Auburn, Maine showed that Kindergartner students using iPads scored much higher on literacy tests than students that didn’t use the device. iPad technology in the classroom can be a powerful tool for learning and comprehension. Related:  ForskningiPad-forskning

The 4 Easiest Ways To Mirror The iPad (Comparison Chart) One of the most discussed topics in K-12 EdTech is the iPad. Whether you’re an Apple or Android fanboy the iPad is here to stay in education. One of the iPad challenges (there are many) I’m hearing discussed amongst school districts involves how to effectively mirror the iPad to the classroom TV or projector. We’ve had quite a few iPads for the past few years, but every teacher in the district recently received a device. As I did research I ran across a tweet sending me to Tony Vincent’s blog , which has great comparison chart of his own . TV, Document Camera and Desktop in every classroom Every teacher has an iPad Cisco Access Points Possible VDI Implementation in the future for desktops 10 schools 450 classrooms Every environment is different. Click image below to enlarge or click here for the editable Word version. The Results We tested each option out. iPad Adapter - We have TVs in each classroom with HDMI connections, so HDMI would be the choice over VGA. Final Decision

Antalet iPad-studier växer – och resultaten är positiva | Jan Hyléns webbplats Allt fler skolor köper iPads till sina lärare och elever. Det rullar som en våg över hela den rika världen och sker till stor del utan att det finns några större studier som stöder paddans värde som utbildningsverktyg. Förutom dess omvittnade snabbhet och användarvänlighet kan ett viktigt skäl vara att paddan svarar extra bra på de krav på en mer individanpassad undervisning som reses från politiken, allmänheten och forskningen. Successivt börjar nu också allt fler studier av iPad:ens styrkor och svagheter att publiceras. På forskningssidan så kom det under 2012 en amerikansk doktorsavhandling[1] och några artiklar publicerade i vetenskapliga tidskrifter. Intressantare än dessa studier är en utvärdering av iPads i skotska skolor som genomförts av University of Hull. det personliga ”ägandet” av enheten var en avgörande framgångsfaktor som ökade motivationen och intresset för skolarbetet. Den kanadensiska delstaten Alberta har också sammanfattat sina initiala erfarenheter.

A Small Collection of Studies of iPad Use in Education 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. One of the observations to note here is that greater success was reported at primary and special schools than in secondary schools. The iPad as a Tool for Education is a study based on iPad use at Longfield Academy, Kent, England . There is strong emphasis on interpreting the data generated by surveying students and faculty. 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. Tags: Ipad studies, ipads in education, research

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) Over the last few years K-12 schools and districts across the country have been investing heavily in iPads for classroom use. EdTechTeacher has been leading iPad professional development at many of these schools and we’ve seen firsthand how they approach iPad integration. While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives. We’re sharing these common challenges with you, so your school doesn’t have to make them. 1) Focusing on content apps The most common mistake teachers make with iPads is focusing on subject-specific apps. It simply didn’t occur to him use the VoiceThread app to record his students speaking Latin, or perhaps create a collaborative discussion of Cicero. And we don’t introduce a single subject app. 2) Lack of Teacher Preparation in Classroom Management of iPads It doesn’t.

iPad Research in Schools Last updated on 2/5/2014 Print this page1 The Technology Enhanced Learning Research group, led by Kevin Burden (Principal Investigator) based in the Faculty of Education, has completed the first national evaluation to investigate the use and impact of tablet technologies (in this case the iPad), across schools and homes in Scotland. The study was based in eight schools and six local authorities across Scotland where iPad devices were being piloted to investigate a range of issues associated with the deployment of personal mobile devices as tools for teaching and learning. This follows the announcement and launch in May 2012 by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning in Scotland (Mr. Findings and further details The study focused on four principal themes related to the use of mobile devices as personal tools for teaching and learning. The headlines findings from the study show that:

Free App Lets Teachers Create High Quality Flipped Video on iPads Mobile Learning | Feature Free App Lets Teachers Create High Quality Flipped Video on iPads By Bridget McCrea10/09/13 Natasha Rausch is the first to admit that her first two attempts at creating video lessons from scratch were crude at best. “I used a cheap screencast download and filmed myself over a PowerPoint presentation that I’d made,” recalled Rausch, who teaches English and social studies to middle and high school students at Walden School/The Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham, MA. “It took me hours to make and it looked horrible—like a B movie.” Intent on flipping her classroom, Rausch started looking for a better way to produce content. Ask and You Shall Receive Having taught with iPads since 2011, she was introduced to Knowmia Teach, a free iPad app, at a summer workshop. Within a few weeks, the provider added the FaceTime feature and then over the following year made it even more accessible. Rausch also uses Knowmia to plan ahead for her own absences.

iPad and Education – No Longer A Debate! | syded There is no longer a debate! If money was no object would a teacher want their students to have an iPad each? Even if they only used it to research a different perspective. Even if they only used it to add resources to their work. The research exists to support the device as a tool for learning. Any mobile device can assist in the learning process, it just happens that the iPad is the current class leader. So why do we continue to debate? Money – It isn’t the educators job to worry about the finances. Behaviour Management – ‘If students are using technology inappropriately in the classroom, you have a behaviour problem, not a technology problem.’ Learning – If the device isn’t suitable for a task then educators shouldn’t use it. The iPad in Education debate should centre around appropriate use. If it was our job as educators to deal with financial implications or logistical issues then we would be right to debate the use of the iPad in lessons. We are all learning together on that one!

The Early Results Of An iPad Classroom Are In. The following is from the November issue of the Edudemic Magazine for iPad. Click here to view the app in iTunes. My daily PLN reading seems to be full of stories about how to use iPads in the classroom. While this is certainly important information, I believe our Twitter feeds could use a few more stories about the positive impact the introduction of iPads are having in schools. While the decision to share these positive results is a direct result of the positive impact on student learning, it is also important to realize the impact this initiative is having with teachers. I’ve never observed anything else that has had the impact on teacher personal learning like the introduction of the iPad. A Change In Teaching Style Our focus over this three year period has been to define what it means to teach in a way that allows students to learn differently as a result of this incredible influx of technology. Direct Impact That’s Fred on the left. Maximizing Student Learning Time Fred Z.

The iPad as a Tool For Education - a case study In the first two terms of implementing an iPad programme, Longfield Academy in Kent have noticed a great impact on teaching and learning. Research carried out on behalf of Naace and supported by 9ine consulting is published here. It’s really exciting to be able to announce our research into the use of iPads. After a successful implementation at Longfield Academy in Kent and two terms of embedded use, the research shows some incredibly positive impacts on teaching and learning. Please note: the tablet implementation surveys here include the questions used in this research. Any further queries can be directed via The iPad as a Tool For Education - a case study

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