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iPads in Education

A group to discuss tips, tricks, results from pilot programs, and more.  Group members are encouraged to share their experiences as/with either a: student, user, teacher, director of technology, or administrator.

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6 Things We Know for Sure with iPads in School by Jennifer Krzystowczyk

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iPads in the Classroom: How Did Lewisville Independent School District Get It So Right and Los Angeles Unified Get It So Wrong?

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International iPad Collaboration: Sharing Best Practices Across Language Barriers

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Comment by Sarah Loveland Gill on July 28, 2013 at 2:05pm
I would like to provide all of my teachers with iPads, but I know I will have to write a grant proposal. Does anyone have suggestions on how to go about doing this?
Comment by Ryan Fisk on July 10, 2013 at 11:43am

Hi Dominic,

While not an "app," there's a good Google Form template that you can complete during an information observation (assuming you have a tablet or laptop in hand).  It even has a built-in script that allows you to automatically email the observation to the teacher after completion.  

Click here for more information and to download the Google Form tem....

Comment by Dominic Armano on July 10, 2013 at 11:12am

Hello All,

Are there any good apps for informal observations?

Thanks,

 

Dom Armano

Comment by Linda Rawlings on November 6, 2012 at 10:44am

All of our high school students (2550) are now using iPads daily in school.  This year, we have also given them to all 8th graders and are piloting other groups in both elementary and middle schools.  We conducted multiple surveys last year of high school student use and found that student productivity, engagement, and access to their learning and teachers all improved with the use of this device.  I am curious about input from others on use in the elementary and lower middle school grades.

Comment by Laura D.Davis on October 24, 2012 at 4:54pm

Below, you’ll find a listing of  relevant articles about integrating Mobile Technologies in a classroom setting, of which is mostly about the iPad. I hope you enjoy the readings and may it add to successful tools and practices in your classroom or organization.

Resources:

 

1) EdTech Teacher iPad Summit USA- Nov 6-8 2012 at Harvard University

I am registered and so thrilled to be attending this Summit and will be joining educators, researchers, tech directors, principals and school leaders for Leading Change in Changing Times.

Link: http://ipadsummitusa.org/

 

2) Google Launches Free Tool to Let You Run Your Own Online Courses

Google has just unveiled a (very beta) version of its own course building software. If you’ve ever wanted to run your own online courses, this might be worth your time.

Link:  http://edudemic.com/2012/09/google-course-builder/

 

3) The Top 5 iPad Apps Being Used In Classrooms Right Now

There is no need to pre-installing any paid apps, but it’s worth knowing about the most popular iPad apps being used in actual classrooms around the world.

Link: http://edudemic.com/2012/08/the-top-5-ipad-apps-being-used-in-class...

 

4) Is Your District Properly Managing Mobile Devices?

Buy one or two smartphones for teachers, administrators or staff and, before you know it, there will be dozens in the district. That much investment needs some management. But mobile device management (MDM) is new territory for most IT staff that didn't come from the telecom side. Luckily, there are plenty of tools to help.

Link: http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2012/07/your-district-pro...

 

 

5) The e-Learning Market: It's About the Learner, Not the Instructor!

E-learning is first and foremost about learning. Without a focus on the learner, the learners' needs, and the aptitude of the learner, e-learning cannot take place. However, the enabler for all this online learning is technology. An online learner cannot learn if he or she is encountering technical difficulties. To make e-learning successful, the technology must have several characteristics that make the learner's and the instructor's experience enjoyable.

Link:  http://elearnmag.acm.org/featured.cfm?aid=863930

 

6) How important is Twitter in your Personal Learning Network?

You can have a PLN without Twitter (those non-Twitter spaces are important for a well developed PLN); Twitter does play a unique role within a PLN, which makes it a powerful platform for networked learning and professional development.

Link: http://elearnmag.acm.org/featured.cfm?aid=2379624

 

Comment by Ryan Fisk on October 23, 2012 at 2:22pm

In addition to a new 13" MacBook Pro w/ Retina, a Mac Mini, and iMac, Apple just announced a brand new 7" iPad Mini, starting at $329 for 16gb WiFi:

http://www.apple.com/ipad-mini/overview/

Comment by Ryan Fisk on June 10, 2012 at 10:02am

25 Ways To Use iPads In The Classroom by Degree of Difficulty

http://edudemic.com/2012/04/25-ways-to-use-ipads-in-the-classroom/

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Many of these activities can be completed on laptops or other mobile learning devices too...

Comment by nan doherty on April 2, 2012 at 9:28pm
The khan academy math lessons are terrific..he uses the screen as the blackboard working through problems and concepts. He has his own app or access through itunes university.
Comment by Brian O'Connell on April 2, 2012 at 2:14pm

A message from Brian O'Connell to all members of iPads in Education on School Leadership 2.0!

 

First, does anyone know of any studies iPad impact on Math student performance, or any subject's performance yet?

 

Second, does anyone know of any awesome algebra, geometry, trig, or calc apps?

 

Third, how about middle school math apps?

Comment by Teh-yuan Wan on March 28, 2012 at 9:57am

Has anyone come across any statistics on iPad penetration into P-12 schools or any projecting data?  From the EETT project budgets that I have reviewed, there seems to be more and more desire to purchase iPads than any other devices such as desktops, laptops, netbooks, etc. 

 

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