Those of us who use iPads in education were excited to hear about some new features in the upcoming iOS 9.3. It looks like Apple is making an effort in improving how iPads work in the classroom. A common complaint about iPads in schools was that they are difficult to share amongst multiple classes. Now,…
In the end, the research and our data merged. The greatest truth was that the less a teacher uses technology, the less comfortable they will be with technology in their classroom—this is neither age dependent nor years of teaching dependent. We know many “old” teachers (present company included) who love the latest technologies and embrace them joyfully in our classrooms. What has been the most interesting outcome for us in our research is the number of classrooms teachers who with a little hands-on support created technology rich lessons with a minimum of training or professional development. The bottom line was that when we mixed training with support we created a successful and innovative learning experience for teachers and their students.
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.
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Along with being optimized for the larger tablet, version 1.2.0 also works with the Slide Over feature in iOS 9.
Peter Mellow's insight:
Using this now with a standard iPad. Works great! Previous apps that I have used to turn my ipad into a 4th monitor ran over bluetooth or Wifi and lagged a bit. The refresh rate with this app is great. Highly reccommended.
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. "
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