Welcome to our Teaching with Tablets course. This is an interactive and participatory online course on how to make effective use of iPads and tablets for teaching and learning. Our course is aimed at educators across all levels, from Primary to Higher Education, from NQTs to experienced practitioners. Anyone with an interest in the field is very welcome.
It is a flexible online course that you can join in with at a pace and depth that suits you. We will suggest activities and ideas and encourage you to try them within your teaching. We would like you to leave each session with a new idea to try out in practice and then share your experiences on the Google+ community. In turn you can learn from the experiences and gain ideas from fellow professionals.
Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL, is upgrading its iPad initiative by providing all undergraduate day students and faculty with an iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard.
The university launched its iPad program in 2013. Following a pilot project, it provided 750 students, primarily freshmen, with iPad minis in August 2013. Based on the success of the first year, the university then expanded the initiative by providing 1,800 iPad minis to all day undergraduate students, new MBA students and doctoral students in August 2014. "Our introduction of iPad-powered learning in 2013 has supported rises in retention and prospective student inquiries, as well as improved student outcomes," said Kevin Ross, president of Lynn U, in a press release.
Last year, Hattiesburg Public School District (HPSD) in Mississippi embarked on its 1:1 digital journey, dubbed the “Individualized Interactive Instructional Technology Initiative.” The goal was to provide individualized, personalized, and more interactive instruction. Going 1:1 has its benefits wh
The latest versions of iOS for iPad include a great multitasking feature called Split View, which, much as it sounds, allows users to split the screen on the iPad between two active apps side-by-side. iPad and iPad Pro users can adjust the size of each app panel or have them take up an equal amount of space, enabling users to essentially use two apps at the same time.
If you have data and an iPad, Vizable is for you. Introducing Vizable by Tableau, the best way to see, touch, and understand your data—right on your iPad. It’s beautiful, free, and best of all, it’s fun.
Ever wished you could explore a data file right on your tablet? Now you can. Pinch, swipe, and drag to visualize. Make a discovery and share it. Indulge your curiosity.
Vizable’s the next step in Tableau's mission to help people see and understand data. Want to learn more? Check out Vizable's website or watch the launch, including a special full hour with the app creators.
This case study examined student satisfaction with Apple iPad technology in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. The iPad proved effective in student recruitment and engaging students in active learning. Although technical issues diminished its effectiveness as a teaching tool, these needs prompted important changes in network management at the institution. Overall, the adoption of iPads enhanced the students’ educational experience.
Today we revisited the iPad list of music apps we shared last year and wanted to add some interesting new apps to it. While some of these apps are totally free others like NotateMe is really pricy. Browse through the titles listed below and see which ones you want to use in your music class. Enjoy
Shipments of Apple tablets, including iPad and iPad Pro, dropped nearly 25 percent in the last quarter of 2015, leading an overall decline in the tablet market. Meanwhile shipments of detachable tablets — devices that include removable keyboards — actually doubled in the same period.
"iOS 9.3 may be Apple's most targeted release yet. While there are sure to be bug fixes, performance enhancements and other random feature updates, it appears the biggest changes will be all geared toward education.
"Apple offered a sneak peek at the upcoming version of iOS in a new web page. It states, "With the iOS 9.3 beta, you’ll find a preview of new features that will make it even easier for schools to put devices where they’ll have the greatest impact — in the hands of students."
What effect do digital devices have on our digital brains? To uncover the influence on learning of using digital tablets for reading, the Coast Guard Leadership Development Center conducted an experiment to ascertain differences in recall and comprehension between tablet and paper readers.
"Bloom’s digital taxonomy puts ‘creating’ at the top of the thinking pyramid followed by evaluating, analyzing, applying, understanding, and remembering. As an important 21t century skill, creating engages learners in a wide variety of cognitive processes and boost their power of imagination in ways that benefit them in their intellectual growth. In today’s post, we are sharing with you some of our favourite iPad apps you can use with students to enhance their creative capabilities. "
iOS 9 is the newest release of Apple’s operating system. iOS 9 comes with a bunch of powerful features and enhancements to improve your productivity and performance.We have been experimenting with some of the features embedded in this update and decided to share with what we think are the best things in iOS 9 for us in education.
Even though tablet purchases are on the rise among college students, most of them still prefer to use laptops for learning. At the same time, overwhelming majorities of students believe tablets will serve more and more educational functions in the future.
Join Cathy Hunt and learn how to infuse your classrooms with engaging, creative tasks for 21st century learning! iPads are powerful tools, but do you know how to integrate digital tasks and mix paint and pixels in your classroom? These inspirational workshops will give you powerful lesson seeds, apps and ideas to ﬁre up your students’ creativity, enhance divergent thinking and improve visual literacy. And you’ll have a lot of fun in this hands-on session where you create and play to learn!
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