iPads in Education

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iOS 4.2 released: What Does It Mean For You?

By now you've probably all heard about the new operating system that was just released for iPads and iPhones. The most prominent new features included the following:


* Multi-tasking, or as it's probably more accurately titled, "fast app switching". This was a badly needed feature…
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Added by Sam Gliksman on November 23, 2010 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

"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…
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Added by Sam Gliksman on October 21, 2010 at 2:00pm — 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…
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Added by Sam Gliksman on October 10, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Maybe we should embrace sharing... ?

One of the more significant problems we're facing in our iPad pilot program is that we have to share the iPads between classes and students. As iPads don't have any login procedure it raises issues or privacy and security. Can one student access the documents of another student? Also, there's no native browser support for Google Docs. While we can use one of the apps that supports Google Docs (Office Pro and Documents To Go are two of the better apps) they require you to set up… Continue

Added by Sam Gliksman on June 4, 2010 at 12:20pm — 2 Comments

Concerns ...

Met with some of the teachers that have been using iPads in preparation for the pilot program next year. They have had them for a week and we got together to share experiences. Just to be clear, they all agree that the potential of eBooks and ubiquitous computing make the iPad very alluring. Of course you knew there was a "but" coming ...…


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Added by Sam Gliksman on May 25, 2010 at 4:30pm — 7 Comments

Welcome to iPads in Education

I'm the Director of Educational Technology at a high school in Los Angeles. After finally receiving and reviewing the iPad we've decided to pilot the use of iPads in our school next year. Given the differences between iPads and laptops, I thought it might be helpful to share our experiences - both good and bad - and hopefully to hear from others that are also using iPads in schools and classrooms.… Continue

Added by Sam Gliksman on May 24, 2010 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

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