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Teaching and Learning with the iPad – a 3 Year Review (Part 3)

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Part 3 - Insights and Lessons Learned from the Student’s Perspective This is the third part in the series we've run this week from Franklin Academy Principal

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 18, 2013 7:38 AM

This is the last of a series of three posts that looked at "teaching and learning with an iPad." This post looks at if from a student perspective and discusses three lessons learned (as well as providing data from this 3-year study). The three lessons discussed are:

* Lesson 1: Organization

* Lesson 2: Timely Workflow and Communication

* Lesson 3: Information Access

Access to Part 1 and Part 2 of this series are available at the end of the post. Part 1 look at the lessons learned from the viewpoint of an administrator. The three lessons discusses in this post are:
* Lesson 1: It's About Work Flow & Connectivity, Not Apps

* Lesson 2: Staff Development and Support

* Lesson 3: Be A Model

Part 2 of the series explored the viewpoint from a teachers perspective. The three lessons in this post discussed:

* Lesson 1: Change of Habit

* Lesson 2: Success is in the Support

* Lesson 3: 1:1 iPads Changing Students Performance

For those whom may be pushing out iPads this year or for those using iPads the information in these 3 posts is valuable, esp. since it covers a 3-year period and the perspectives of the 3 key parties involved.

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Toddlers becoming so addicted to iPads they require therapy - Telegraph

Toddlers becoming so addicted to iPads they require therapy - Telegraph | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Children as young as four are becoming so addicted to smartphones and iPads that they require psychological treatment.

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Ryan Chabert's curator insight, January 27, 5:37 AM

Ipad or sport? Little gym can be delete Ipad

 

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iPad vs Computer - Study to compare student typing speed

iPad vs Computer - Study to compare student typing speed | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Brady Erin Cline

 

"Despite these limitations, this study seems to illustrate an important point: adults who have spent decades typing on a traditional keyboard, find it very difficult to imagine that students can be successful typing efficiently on a virtual keyboard. The evidence here, however, does not support this bias.  Maybe it just takes some practice. I was terribly slow typing on my iPad for the first 4 months, but after about a year, I type 35 WPM. I’ll admit to still preferring a traditional keyboard (60+WPM), but I’m now happy to write with whatever device (iPhone included) I have in front of me."


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 10, 2013 2:07 PM

I think this question will eventually become almost completely moot. Voice to text software/apps are becoming more and more robust. I wrote my last book using Dragon Naturally Speaking. 

 

I believe that in a few years most writing will be done orally. Just as cursive handwriting is disappearing, keyboarding will diminish. Speed will not be as important because for large jobs, dictation will replace it. Editing and note-taking can be accomplished without so much concern for speed.

 

In the meantime, it is interesting to see that there was only negligible speed difference among the students in this study.