Students are learning with the iPad because of the kinesthetics of touching the screen. This goes for children as small as 2 years old. Students understand how to use a touch screen and are learning through touch.
This article describes how a teacher uses traditional teaching as well as an iPad in an all pull out classroom for students with severe special needs. She explains how the iPad has changed the lives of her students and they are meeting goals that were perceived as unattainable.
This article describes the writing process by using an ipad to organize, compose, and edit their written language. Many students do not enjoy writing because of the process it takes for them to write (think of an idea, form the letters, make a complete sentence, and then edit the work)
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Co-writer is now available to use on an iPad. This is a great app to use for students who have difficulty with spelling and making coherant sentences. It is a word prediction software that can help with spelling as well as making a complete sentence.
This article understands the positive effect that Ipads have in the classroom however the author explains two negative effects of using Ipads in the classroom. Students who come from low income areas and schools may not have the technology and students use the Ipads to play games when they are not in school.
Technology specifically Ipads are the ever popular tool to use in the classroom. This author explains how using Ipads are not beneficial in the classroom. He thinks that using textbooks and "real teacher teaching" is more beneficial than using Ipads.
Teachers who incorporate Ipads into their existing classrooms may think it is an easy adjustment however it is not. Teachers need to "shift how, when, and why learning happens." They may need to change their teaching in order to successfully use Ipads.
This is an interesting article that describes why schools are not ready for ipads. It lists four reasons the benefits of using a tablet but also other tools to use as well. Schools do not necessarily need a classroom set of iPads.
This article is describes 11 math manipulatives that can be accessed through an Ipad. For example, there is an app for a protracter to use in the classroom. I would never have thought that a protracter could be used on a tablet!
Ipads are beneficial in the classroom for a variety of reasons. They are not just used for rewards but for instructional purposes. They allow students to show their math processes, take surveys, virtual field trips, taking attendance, and engaging students.
"STEM education is “an interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons as students apply Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in contexts that make connections between school, community, work, and the global enterprise enabling the development of STEM literacy and with it the ability to compete in the new economy. (Tsupros, Kohler, & Hallinen, 2009)
Not coincidentally, several other trends in learning–from mobile learning and tablets in the classroom, to personalized learning and adaptive learning apps–are all at least somewhat connected to STEM education, which makes the following collection of STEM iPad apps for learning from Listly user Randy Yerrick helpful."
Sceince, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is a concept that is being taught in schools. Many teachers integrate STEM projects into their lessons. This website offers many apps that teachers can use to help with STEM education.
Today’s education system is evolving to take full advantage of the potential of mobile technology devices to inspire learning and create independent, critical thinkers. However, with tight budgets, many schools are hoping to bring technology into the classroom without the costly burden of purchasing a device for each student. One potential solution that is being explored is BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device. This allows students to bring their personal laptops, tablets, and smartphones from home and use them for educational applications in the classroom. At a time when budgets are shrinking, school districts are considering BYOD programs to integrate cost-effective technology into their educational programs. It’s a promising idea, especially for schools that lack sufficient technology budgets. BYOD takes advantage of the technology that students already own and are familiar with. However, BYOD programs have been met with some criticism from staff and administrators who believe the challenges outweigh the perceived benefits.
Many of today's education systems are allowing students to bring in their own technology tools to use for educational purposes to school. This article describes the beneifts of students bringing in their own devices.
How Technology Is Radically Changing The Way Your Memory Works Huffington Post Technology changes the way we live our daily lives, the way we learn, and the way we use our faculties of attention -- and a growing body of research has suggested that...
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This article describes how technology can benefit your memory. Using electronic devices can help trigger peoples' memories.