Exploring the use of iPads and mobile devices in education.
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in new eyes.” -Marcel Proust
A recent conversation between 2 of my students went something like this:
“I saw a python in my yard over spring break.”
“No way! Pythons don’t live here.”
“Yeah huh I really did. I bet you $10. Have you ever seen one?”
“No. Only on tv.”
“Dude, come look on my iPad. I will show you one.”
At that point,…Continue
Added by Kristi Meeuwse on April 18, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments
Our school has recently made the leap to provide not only iPads as an available technology to classes, like the laptop carts and desktops in labs, we have also committed to giving out iPads to students as they arrive in the 9th grade year.....
As I am digging for content and apps that fully utilize the adoption of the new technology, I can't help but think of the 'geeks' that will blaze new trails in the use of the device. Why the geeks? Geeks are celebrated for not only learning…Continue
In a world that revolves around technology, you would think that this would also be the case within our classrooms. However, my preschool students do not have access to technology in the classroom and they would benefit from using an iPad to facilitate the learning process especially when teaching students with special needs and English language learners.
My students are three to five years old and attend their neighborhood public school in a high poverty area of the city. The…Continue
Added by Mrs. M on April 19, 2011 at 11:03am — No Comments
Our two iPad2s head out on their first field test this coming Friday. We have been planning, plotting, purchasing, prepping, and now we are running them through the last of their paces before they head out on a pair of field trips that will span five days (1 one-day, 1 four-day). We've outfitted them with rugged cases, screen protectors, mobile hotspots, car chargers, solar chargers, and what seems like a gazillion apps - including Google Earth, Topo maps, GigaPan, and Rocks. We expect…Continue