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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them)

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.

BetaNews After spending a number of years working in the educational tech sector, I can safely pinpoint the two camps that make up the meandering discussion about 1:1 computing plans for K-12 education today. On the one side, we have eager innovators who are determined to place a device in each student's hand -- even if that device fulfills nothing more than a checkbox on an administrator's 'five year outlook' plan. And in contrast, we have the technical neophytes who are well entrenched in their opposition to devices in the classroom. These folks are the ones most likely to be ingrained in the "industrial force-feeding" approach to education, which by most accounts, is falling flat on its face. The status quo, as it stands, clearly isn't working in America. For as much as we claim to be spending on K-12 education, nationally we have little to show for it: The above is just a sliver of the many issues plaguing our modern education system. #7: Follow Functionality, Not Fads, In Choosing Tech

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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Teachers' Comprehensive Guide to Using ClassDojo for Classroom Management Here is a step by step guide to help you set up you class in ClassDojo and get you started managing it. 1- Head over to ClassDojo and click on " Add a new class" 2- Select an icon for your class, choose the grade and subject you teach, name your class then click on next. 3- Add your students names. You can either type their names with each name in one line or if you have already a saved list of your students names you can copy and paste it as is shown in the screenshot below. 4-Now we come to the behaviours section where we can customize the behaviours we want to award or take points for. 5- Class Dojo automatically generates downloadable PDF document with codes that parents and students can use to access your class. 6- Here is how your class looks on ClassDojo, to start using it click on "start class" 7- To add a reward or a negative behaviour to a student, just click on his/her name and choose from the relevant behaviour you want to add.

Planning for Mobile Learning: Strategies for Success Thursday, March 27, 2014 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST Read more by Liz Glomb February 24th, 2014 Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014Time: 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PSTDuration: 1 hour Recent high-profile mistakes in deploying tablet computers in Los Angeles schools and elsewhere highlight the need for sound planning when rolling out a mobile learning initiative. In this free, one-hour event, you’ll hear from experts as they reveal the keys to successfully planning and launching a mobile learning program in your own schools. Attend this webinar and you’ll learn… • How the right infrastructure can make a big difference between failure and success. • What to consider when choosing a device that best meets your students’ needs. • The mistakes you should avoid, and the often-overlooked keys to success. Webinar Speakers Marie Bjerede Project Director, CoSN’s Leadership for Mobile Learning initiative Traci Parrish HQ Education Marketing Strategist Product Management and Development, Verizon Wireless Ms. Moderator

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.

Le codage à l’école, quelle place lui donner? Si le Québec décidait d’intégrer le codage dans l’enseignement, comment cela pourrait-il fonctionner ? Quelle place devrait-on lui donner ? Et à partir de quel âge les enfants devraient-ils commencer ? En Estonie et en Grande-Bretagne, la programmation fait carrément partie du cursus scolaire. Ici, l’art du code n’est pratiqué que par une minorité d’enseignants particulièrement motivés. La réponse enthousiaste des élèves l’a convaincu que le jeu en valait la chandelle. « C’est de la résolution de problèmes, ça vient travailler leur esprit logique. […] C’est une sorte de gymnastique mentale. […] À mon sens, c’est juste un plus pour les enfants. » Pour lui, il n’y a pas de doute : le ministère doit envisager d’en intégrer au programme. « On fait une heure d’éducation religieuse par semaine et on s’entend que, dans la vie des enfants, c’est beaucoup moins présent que l’électronique et les technologies. Dès la maternelle ? À partir de quel âge les élèves devraient-ils en faire ?

10 Classroom Technology Policies That Work While you may have tried and true procedures for things like sharpening pencils and lining up for lunch, chances are you're still figuring out classroom rules around technology. Should you allow students free Internet time when they are done with their work? Should students be able to sign up for tablet time or are you the unofficial Queen of the iPad? Strategies for One-to-One Computing Success A growing number of school leaders have recognized the benefits of making sure every student has access to a digital learning device, both in the classroom and at home—but there are a number of barriers to making this happen. With the generous support of Black Box, we’ve assembled this collection of stories and other resources to help you overcome these barriers in your schools, so a device for every student becomes reality. eSchool News Articles Tips for launching a one-to-one initiative The Clear Creek Independent School District in Texas truly puts the public in public education. I cannot think of a more profound example of this statement than what… Beyond ‘one-to-one computing’: Time for a new approach Adding a digital device to the classroom without a fundamental change in the culture of teaching and learning will not lead to significant improvement. How to make BYOD work for your schools How to make one-to-one computing a success Are computers for every student a wise investment?

The iPad Toolkit for Learning? | It is interesting to reflect how this simplification of iPad key tools has changed in a relatively short space of time. iWork suite aside, you could purchase the above apps for less than the cost of a textbook and have a model that could enhance learning with the right application. For those educators who are using iPads in the classroom, the suggestions above will be nothing new. The hope is that other educators will not feel overwhelmed by the diagram and actually view a number of core apps as manageable for their own learning curve. It must be said that there are a number of applications that I could happily add to the diagram that would be useful for the toolkit. You will notice that Google Drive and Explain Everything are an integral part of the learning process. Explain Everything serves as a platform to enhance and demonstrate learning. The rest of the tools have creation and collaboration at their core alongside the assessment for learning with feedback mechanisms. Like this: