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The iPad in Education: Uses, Benefits and Challenges

The iPad in Education: Uses, Benefits and Challenges | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

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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MY Student iPad Perception Survey | iPads 4 Learning @ MLP12C

MY Student iPad Perception Survey | iPads 4 Learning @ MLP12C | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"Middle to late in term 2 of this year we decided to survey a large cohort of our Middle Years students (Yrs. 6, 7, and 8), all of whom are involved in our 1:1 iPad Program. Over the past two years we have decided to survey our students about their iPad, or more so Mobile Technology use to assist us in gaining a slightly better understanding of their feelings and perceptions relating to the use of their devices to support their learning."

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The redoubtable team at Manor Lakes P-12 College lead by Corrie Barclay have done it again sharing some more great insights into using iPads in education. The Slideshare Presentation provides the raw data from the survey of student iPad perceptions in an easily accessible format. I can't wait for their report on the next step in the process.

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