My students use their iPads as creators every day, whether they are recording their thoughts, using virtual tools or publishing authentic assessments. Content can be both created and consumed using an iPad, and my students take on both roles.
There are several hoops a school has to go through. First, they apply and get approved by Apple. Once that happens, the bureaucratic fun begins! The big kahuna is the Program Manager, who is in charge of purchasing “Volume Vouchers” for the school. These are elegant little cards that are physically sent to the school.
Flickr:Flickingerbrad By Matt Levinson For schools that are about to deploy the iPad as their main mobile learning device, there's wisdom to be lear (RT @MindShiftKQED: 14 smart tips for using iPads in class http://t.co/sRftCzrd)...
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The investigation shows that almost all objectives, teaching tasks and concepts of thecurriculum can be promoted with the aid of tablet computers. Nevertheless, a lot ofprerequisites in terms of hardware and software are required for a successful integration of tablets. In addition, there are some drawbacks, such as the lack of teacher training and slower text production.
"The school wanted a creative solution for learning using a 1:1 iPad tablet device roll out to provide the freedom for students. As well as providing the iPads needed we had to update the infrastructure allowing the schools WiFi to support the amount of tablets all using the network."
The basic lesson design sequence for Direct Instruction–established by Madeline Hunter–includes 6 fundamental steps: 1. Anticipatory Set 2. Objective & Purpose 3. Input & Modeling 4. Checking for Understanding 5.
50 Resources for iPad use in Education. May6. IPads, apps and eager students, oh my! Schools all over the world are providing students with opportunities to utilize iPads to enhance their learning experiences.
"As anyone who has read TUAW over the past few weeks can tell there's no shortage of IPad keyboards on the market these days. All of them tend to use Bluetooth to connect to the iPad, which is fine -- except when you're a school teacher or IT person who needs to figure out which keyboard is paired with a particular iPad. So that students can simply grab a keyboard, plug it in, and start typing away, Logitech has announced the Logitech Wired Keyboard for iPad (US$59.99, available later this year)."
"Practice your Ipad typing. One of the toughest things to get used to on the iPad is typing on a digital keyboard. It feels weird for most people to start, but you can get used to it with practice. Sit down for a few minutes every day and just type in your favorite word processing program. Soon you’ll feel at home."
"As I wrote in Three Approaches for Getting Content to Elementary Students' iPads - No Email, No Problem http://ow.ly/leG5v ; , a major challenge of working with iPad is actually working with iPad. Unlike a computer, iPad does not function as well in a shared environment because of the challenges of workflow - getting content on and off of the devices. The lack of email, coupled with the Terms of Service that preclude those under the age of 13 from having a cloud storage account, further complicate the problem. In my first post, I outlined three potential approaches for distributing content to students without using email or logins. However the next challenge is to get the work that students create back OFF of iPad. "
"Now that you have understood the basics of Digital Citizenship http://bit.ly/126roRn and have read the digital footprint guide http://bit.ly/14M8MDA , you night be in need of a handy graphic to share with your students to wrap it up all. Well, I have one for you.
The graphic below features some wonderful tips and pieces of advice on how to develop good manners online. Look at it as a code of online ethics to recommend not only to your students but to your kids as well. You can also print it and hang it on your classroom wall to constantly remind students of what is expected from them while using the world wide web. Enjoy."
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