iPads in Education

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October 2010 Blog Posts (6)


I currently hook my MacBook up to my classroom Smartboard.
Electricity cord for quickly diminishing battery life. Check.
Old Mac. Weak wireless. Cord needed. Check.
Want audio? Cord for speakers. Check.
Hard wire hook up to projector. Check.
I've got wires everywhere.
How would using the iPad ameliorate my current situation?

Added by Rephael Sackville on October 31, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

"Hang on while I check that" - The Educational Importance of Ubiquitous Computing

As the wise old adage states, "Knowledge is power". Throughout the past century that axiom certainly rang true. Our education systems transmitted bodies of knowledge to its students and mastery of that content held the key to college entrance, successful careers and financial security. Graduates were likely to land solid employment that would last years and even decades. Students had access to one expert - the teacher in their…

Added by Sam Gliksman on October 21, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Reflecting on Learning

Using the iPad and the app sound note is a great way for students to create evidence of their learning by recording their explanations while drawing, writing or typing text. The file can then be shared with their teacher easily for assessment. The inbuilt mic of the iPad makes this job very easy for students to complete as an at home activity. Note it is not homework but work at home. Some of these movies can also be used as tutorials for other students who may need help.

My iPads… Continue

Added by Jenny Ashby on October 19, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

Class Research on iPads - How Well Does It Work?

One of our iPad pilot program teachers was planning on having students start a new web based research project and I wanted to observe and evaluate how smoothly it went. Students were being split into groups of around four and each group was given the task of researching one civil rights leader. They would have to deliver a speech as that leader later in the week.… Continue

Added by Sam Gliksman on October 18, 2010 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

iPads in Education: Grading what's working and what's not

A view from the trenches... We excitedly began our iPad pilot program almost a month ago. In the interest of fair disclosure let me state from the outset that I'm an advocate of mobile learning devices, especially when combined with integrated eBooks. It was that enthusiasm that prompted me to push for a pilot iPad program at our high school.

The educator in me has been drilled to constantly seek assessment and grading opportunities. I'll probably feel the urge…

Added by Sam Gliksman on October 10, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Future Teachers exploring iPads and sharing resources

I have an honors section of my Tech class in the College of Education at Kansas State. Each student has an iPad and we are exploring ideas of how they are useful and could be used in education. Each student in the class has a blog and we are collecting resources too.

Check us out at http://cyndidannerkuhn.info click the the link to iPad Resources. I will also be showing this site to my class Wed and… Continue

Added by Cyndi Danner-Kuhn on October 9, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

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