While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives.
Via Stephanie Sandifer, Digital Maverick
A student may write the answer on a tablet, while a teacher may use another tablet to assist or correct the student. It may work in a meeting room too. For example, the presenter is giving a presentation and the participants in the meeting may provide input directly on the screen from their mobile devices...
Richard Byrne shares a number of tools he uses in the classroom when using "documentary videos and new clips." How do you have students dicuss what they have seen? Pen and paper does not provide "immediate feedback" but the tools he suggests have that ability. Each of the tools listed below is discussed and an explanation is provided for each tool with some hints on how to use it. The tools included are:
Librarian teaches students how to create a folder of apps so that they have their library in their pocket (with them at all times). She documents it with a google document, provides an orientation for students and teaches them how to make their own shortcuts to "personlize" it as desired.
Brown argues that in times of rapid change, we need to be open to playing with new technolgies such as the iPad. Thus, pilots in real classroom are critical to leveraging tech for improved learning outcomes.
"As a follow up to my post, Whatever Happened to iBooks????, I thought a lot about how iBooks and the Camera may be two of the most powerful apps on the iPad, and yet the most under appreciated. In many ways, they are essentially “invisible apps.”
This is a free app for iPad or iPhone that is great for revising vocabulary. It works a little like pictionary, you have to draw images to represent words or guess words from images. You can play with friends or be teamed up against a random player. Great vocabulary tool.
One of the most difficult challenges for the teachers at my school is changing from workbooks and worksheets to get students to work and monitor their answers on the iPad. There are many ways to go about it.
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The video towards the bottom explains the "Interactive Classroom" model. This uses the Khan videos like in a flipped classroom but the "video'd lectures" don't have to be done at home. Note: Khan academy has an iPad app.
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