Using the iPad tablet to teach and learn languages because:it relieves the department from buying costly equipment for the language laboratory.Each student would have his own device onto which the language application would have been installed. Step by step, learners would complete each lesson following the guidance of their instructor. The iPad is light and can be used anywhere, anytime providing learners with the opportunity to practice any of the skills required in learning a new language
Hello-Hello experimented with the applications designed to work on the iPadthis device offers a new way to learn languages. Not only students are provided with authentic and real-life materials, they also have access to native speakers of the target language through a dedicated social network.Learners can practice through interactions with native speakers. In addition, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) recommends the use of the iPad because it provides learners with authentic materials.
My innovation is intended for both language teachers and learners. The main problem is the price of the iPad. Knowing that everyone would keep it at the end of the course would encourage them to buy it. They will be able to use it for other purposes as well.
The first version of the iPad was made available to the public in April 2010. Within a few months, millions of devices were sold worldwide. The improved version, the iPad 2 has known the same rate of approval from a variety of cutomers. Many actors in the educational field are adopting the new device for schooling because it can help cut down the expenses involved in textbook purchase.
The first iPad was commercialized in april 2010. 14.8 million iPads were sold in one year. The iPad 2 was launched in April 2011. It was made to improve the first version which was slow and lacked some of the features that would allow users to really appreciate it as a powerful computer.More and more schools have decided to use the iPad instead of having their students buy paper-based textbooks, they would provide the learners with electronic books downloaded on this device.The iPad can help reduce the production of paper-based documents, thus catering for the environment.
My colleagues as early adopters Students will also be among early adopters because they are millennial and like new technologies.Resentment will come from the financial management as they never want to take any risk with unproven technologies.
Innovators: People already familiar with other Apple devices such as iPod and iPhone. They know how convenient it is to use those technologies and are eager to adopt the iPadEarly adopters will include people who were among the first customers of the new device, braving shortages.Early Majority will include those people who are still waiting to see whether the iPad is good or not before buying it.Late Majority includes those who expect a price drop and more applications.Laggards will comprise people who are still hesitant and would only adopt the iPad if they had no other choice.
Teachers, academic coaches, and administrators will be able to bring attention to the need.More effective classroom instruction.Teachers have rapport with the students and parents.One teacher builds relationships with, 25 or more students, convincing them to use their educational tools effectively. Teachers, technology leaders, and academic coaches have the ability to analyze problems and determine alternatives.We have already become accustomed to figuring out small technical issues with the technology already in use in their classrooms.Teacher will be able to monitor student use, and any difficulties operating the iPad.Teachers as Change Agents
Research has shown that access to technology, a supportive school culture, and adequate Time for teachers to explore educational use of technology are essential for successful technology integration.These strategies, especially time, should help to involve those older teachers who may not be comfortable integrating iPads through the quickly changing trends in educational technology.
Although the iPad is too new to definitely mark a critical mass point in education, we can assume that it could be a quick process to get the 10-20% of early adaptors suing the technology because of the following reasons.The rate of sale in the general public since its release. The already increased use of computers and classroom technology.
Ipad:An alternative to costly Language LaboratoriesLanguage applications can be downloaded along with textbooks at an affordable.The iBook reader is handy for textbooks and documents. Electronic books are less expensive than paper-based material. Reference books such as dictionaries, encyclopedia, pronunciation and translation software can be installed on this device for easy access. Audio and Video materials can be exploited when copied on the iPad which offers a high resolution screen and the possibility to connect to a bigger TV monitor.
Books downloaded onto the iPad would...Save money on the cost of purchasing material.Can be updated with the most recent versions of the book instantly.Cause less physical strain on students, who generally had to carry several large books
IPads could connect more hands on use of technology for students.The iPad can connect to the internet and give students access to functions used on computers. Student could have side by side access to books, videos, calculators, voice recorder, or anything else related to technology in the classroom.Student would have another option to express their opinion.iPads would not only provide books for every student, it would also provided a computer for each child.
The iPad As a Language Learning Tool Presented By Alphonse BADOMA WALDEN UNIVERSITY EDUC – 8841 COURSE
The four stages of an innovation development 1. need 2. Research 3. Development 4. Commercialization
Research According to Hello-Hello: new way to learn languages. authentic and real-life materials, native speakers of the target language through a dedicated social network. interactions with native speakers. the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) recommends the use of the iPad because it provides learners with authentic materials.
Development iPad For language teachers and learners. Used as as a learning tool for any subject
Critical Mass Critical Mass occurs at the point at which enough individuals in a system have adopted an innovation so that the innovation’s further rate of adoption becomes self-sustaining. Rogers 2003, page 363
Language applications can be downloaded along with textbooks at an affordable.
The iBook reader is handy for textbooks and documents.
Ipad iBook advantages Books downloaded onto the iPad would...Save money on the cost of purchasing material.Can be updated with the most recent versions of the book instantly.Cause less physical strain on students, who generally had to carry several large books