We don’t want iPads to just become replacements for notebooks and textbooks, we want them to be objects to think with. We want students using them to mess around with the world around them and their courses of study.
When Rapid City Public Libraries decided to add iPads to the Children's Area, I volunteered for the project. In the end this project took me a couple of months to tackle but the number of children using the iPads made it worth the effort. I hope by sharing my experience I can alleviate some frustration and confusion on how to successfully set up iPad displays for young children. Staff quickly decided to focus on iPads and not a generic tablet, partially because of the brand familiarity of Apple products, and also because the iPad had a better and more intuitive touch interface. When we received our 2nd generation iPads I had to make a series of decisions concerning security, apps, and settings. Although the newest trend is lending devices, that wouldn't work with our target audience of children ages 2-10. One of the reasons we decided to go with tablets was that children from lower income households may not have the opportunity to use mobile devices or a form of tablets before going to school, creating a disadvantage. Plus, limiting lending to only active card holders (who would have to sign a waiver to replace the iPad if broken) would deny children visiting or on vacation from having a chance to use them.
The computers for schools program, which involved federal funding for the supply of laptops to high school students, is set to end in June. The program was a central piece of the former government’s “digital…
Are you allowing students to bring their own devices to learn where you work? If so, you'll want to become familiar with these seven digital resources. Each resource is followed by a link to more information and advice for use in the classroom.
If she could re-do her rollout she would have included students in the discussions long before devices were chosen or in classrooms. They are stakeholders in their own education, but often aren’t included in the decisions that will directly affect their daily instruction.
You've got every device under the sun in front of you. Now what apps are you going to use? Here are the apps or app categories that Vicki Davis recommends you test for your school. There are lots of apps, and these are just her opinion based on what she has used with her students or successfully tested.
Many schools that have adopted one-one tablet technology struggle with the pre-requisite skills associated with moving files from app to app. This process is now called App Smashing, and when you learn how to use it to your advantage, it really does make things nice and simple. Workflow is king and the easier it is …
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