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The iPad in Education: Uses, Benefits and Challenges

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What do 6,000 Quebec (Canada) students do with their iPads every day? What benefits does this technology have for education? What are the challenges for students and teachers? To respond to these questions and to shed more light on this new education trend, we decided to carry out one of the largest studies to date on the use of iPads in education in collaboration with 18 elementary and high schools in the province of Quebec, Canada. By the same token, we wanted to help teachers, students, principals, parents, educators, and other education stakeholders use the iPads for learning in more refective and educational ways. The results show that the benefts outweigh the challenges. It would appear that incorporating the iPad into education constitutes a necessary risk for schools, and that this technological tool has breathtaking cognitive potential. At the same time, introducing it into the classroom does not necessarily make for a smooth transition. On the contrary, this new technology can pose challenges that teachers may find hard to cope with if they are caught unaware. The key to successful integration of the iPad in education is therefore to provide teachers with proper training


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What Teachers Really Think About Game Based Learning

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 18, 2012 8:38 PM

This infographic comes from We Are Teachers and provides information from a survey on game based learning in the classroom.

You might also want to check out their website for more information on game based learning, including sections on: How Game Based Learning is Different; Games for the Interactive White Board; Make Game Based Learning Work; and Games and Technology.

The link to the resources listed above (and others) is http://www.weareteachers.com/hot-topics/topics-in-education/game-on. ;

CurieSPK1's curator insight, December 29, 2012 2:45 PM

What do you think?