21st Century Learning in Australian Classrooms
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How do students learn in today's society? And how do we as Educational professionals alter the way we teach to suit these different needs
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Will Apple create the all-iPad classroom? - Inside Bay Area

Will Apple create the all-iPad classroom? - Inside Bay Area | 21st Century Learning in Australian Classrooms | Scoop.it
Apple’s foray into digital textbooks for the iPad could dazzle educators and corner a huge, lucrative K-12 book market.
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What EXACTLY are the “Skills” needed by 21st Century TEACHERS?

What EXACTLY are the “Skills” needed by 21st Century TEACHERS? | 21st Century Learning in Australian Classrooms | Scoop.it
I have been heard to say that you can’t throw a rock into the blogosphere these days without hitting a post or article on the 21st Century “something-or-other”.

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Why iPads Aren’t Ready For Classrooms… Yet | Gizmodo Australia

Why iPads Aren’t Ready For Classrooms… Yet | Gizmodo Australia | 21st Century Learning in Australian Classrooms | Scoop.it
A tony prep school in Knoxville, Tennessee, has made it mandatory for every student between grades 4 and 12 to own an iPad. That might be a good idea,...
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No place for iPad in education revolution

No place for iPad in education revolution | 21st Century Learning in Australian Classrooms | Scoop.it

There are so many articles like the one below which suggest iPads are not ideal for use in a classroom. But what I have found they do not address is how useful they may be when used by the teacher and not by the students. Recently a colleague of mine attended a personal development course entirely focussed on the use of the iPad in a classroom setting by the TEACHER. He is a primary school principal and came home raving about how amazing the technology was and how many possibilities it opened up in terms of teaching strategies. He now has his own iPad and is on it every day. Perhaps if we could get students just as interested in this technology, it would be a way to motivate them to learn and keep them focussed. Obviously as with any technology, their is a possibilty of distraction, but ultimately if the child isnt interested in what their learning, it doesnt matter how they are learning it, they will always find a distraction or have difficulty focussing.

 

While many of the points make sense to me, would it not be smart to consider having just a few iPads available within a school which can be shared around and used sparingly? Students do not necessarily need to have one all to themelves, all the time, in order to gain some benefit from their use.

 

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STATE education departments are unlikely to roll out iPads as part of the federal government's digital education revolution program because of the device's technical shortcomings.

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Are 21st Century Learning and Technology Synonomous ...

Are 21st Century Learning and Technology Synonomous ... | 21st Century Learning in Australian Classrooms | Scoop.it
Nonetheless, ICT rich learning environments are prerequisites to 21st Century models of learning. For example, we must be able to personalize the learning experience and ICT is the tool that makes this possible.
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