iPads in Education

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Hi everyone,

Just curious how many of you out there have a 1:1 iPad program in your school now, or whether you are planning on implementing one next school year. I've been keeping a tab of schools if you are interested in seeing the list I've created so far. Feel free to add your school if you want to be listed:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ptCalsshjf4kHq0HAGuhQrLNxw1bSw6...

 

Michele Velthuizen, Middle School Librarian

American School of The Hague

 

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I am currently seeking to take this route with my school and was wondering if you have any advise in getting grants,lesson plans and any advise money to fund this project

Hello - Our school has a 1:1 iPad program at our parish school in Van Nuys, Ca, north of Los Angeles.

 

Each grade has two classes, so the distribution is:

 

6a - half of students have iPads; Mixed

6b - half of students have iPads; Mixed

7a - All students have iPads

7b - half of students have iPads; Mixed

8a - All students have iPads

8b - half of students have iPads; Mixed

Hi

I am at a special school in Australia

Katandra Special School

I have been trialling using Ipads in my classroom and have one ipad per student.  I am developing a program based on our State's curriculum standards; we are also developing an Ipad Policy.  It is all new, so this is an evolving process.  The parents and leadership have been so impressed with the progress of the students that they have committed to purchasing an ipad for every student. 

It is truly fantastic technology for children with special needs.

 

Karina Barley

Katandra School

Ormond, Australia

I tried to add my school, but I couldn't save it for some reason.  Please add our school to your list.  thanks
It worked:-)
thanks
We will have a 1:1 iPad program in our lower school next year. This will include JK thru 4th grade. Approximately 400 iPads.
Beyond Textbooks Pilot Program in Arlington, VA

Virginia Letter about iPads in Schools
http://www.education.virginia.gov/News/viewRelease.cfm?id=404

Testing Early Jamestown app for pilot (mainly). 4th Grade 1 to 1 iPad ratio.
In January, our elementary school began using 1:1 iPads in 3 classes as part of a district pilot. A kindergarten class, a first grade class and a third grade class. We have had so much success we are going school wide next year.

Hello all. I was wondering if anyone on this thread had an idea or sense of the following:

  • What is the proportion (roughly) of iPads being used as shared devices (e.g., school purchased and stay within the school and are shared among different students) vs. 1:1 adoptions where students are able to take the iPads home with them (e.g., school rents or leases an iPad to the student for the duration of the year/semester) 
  • Does this correlate at all with grade level? (i.e., do primary grades tend to stick with the shared model whereas secondary grades can take devices home)

I am a software designer for educational software, and the shared device scenario seems to create issues with lots of things such as sharing data and files among students - a 1:1 model seems to encourage a deeper exploration, and continuation of concepts outside of class (plus it alleviates some of the problems of a shared device)

 

I ask partly because the predominant use scenario will help drive how some of the software is designed, and I wanted to know the relative proportion of what is happening in the market today. 

 

Thanks!

We are just beginning to look at iPads in our CDC (Special needs) classroom.  How is it working in your school?  Do you have any apps that help the teacher with the mountain of paperwork rewuired for psecial needs reporting?

 

Richard Graham

Karen Barley said:

Hi

I am at a special school in Australia

Katandra Special School

I have been trialling using Ipads in my classroom and have one ipad per student.  I am developing a program based on our State's curriculum standards; we are also developing an Ipad Policy.  It is all new, so this is an evolving process.  The parents and leadership have been so impressed with the progress of the students that they have committed to purchasing an ipad for every student. 

It is truly fantastic technology for children with special needs.

 

Karina Barley

Katandra School

Ormond, Australia

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