Ubiquitous Access to TechnologyUnderscores the essential roletechnology plays in 21st century life andwork and, consequently, the role that itmust play in learning. Students andeducators need24 / 7 access toinformation, resources, and technologiesthat engage and empower them to dobackground research, information andresource gathering, and data analysis, topublish with multiple media types to wideand varied audiences, to communicatewith peers and experts, and to gainexperience and expertise in collaborativehttp://ali.apple.com/acot2/principles/
Inspires creativity & hands on learninghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/56155476@N08/7242933558/sizes/h/
Engage in interactive contenthttp://www.flickr.com/photos/56155476@N08/6660141777/sizes/l/
“The iPad has the potential to assistchildren at all levels of learning, fromspecial needs to gifted students andeveryone in between.”iPads in the Classroomhttp://cultofmac.cultofmaccom.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/An-All-iPad-Classroom.jpg
Forward thinkingteachers recognizethat digitaltechnology is theway of the future andthat engaging andinnovative learningtools like the iPadare needed toconnect with today’stech-savvy studentand prepare him orher for life beyondschool.
The deviceshouldn’t belooked at as acomputer, becauseit isn’t…it is more than that.http://edtechteacher.org/blog/2012/04/why-ipad-thoughts-from-the-edtechteacher-team/
The iPad is instant. You can usethe iPad for 10 minutes inclass, slide it under your chair fora discussion, pop it back openagain.
Schools arestarting to seethese devices aschange agentssimply becausethey provideeducators with aneasy tool throughwhich they canattempt totransform theirclasses.
You can fit a book or piece of paperand an iPad on a desk. It doesn’tblock your view of someone’s face.If you plug them in the night before,they will last all day.
These thingsmay seemtrivial, butteaching is inmany ways abattle againsttime and tabletsallow muchmore seamlesstransitionbetween tech-onand tech-offhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/56155476@N08/6660001925/sizes/l/
As a straight up reader orconsumer of basic media, aNook or Kindle may be amore cost effective tool.However, as aneducational device, theiPad is definitely on top.Plus, an iPad can read allePub formats: Kindle,Nook, ePub, iBook…http://edtechteacher.org/blog/2012/04/why-ipad-thoughts-from-the-edtechteacher-team/http://www.flickr.com/photos/smokingapples/4755498547/
I think the first thing that we stress toeveryone is that the iPad isn’t a computer,nor does it try to be. On the other hand, aniPad can truly be anything that you chooseto make it: a reader, creator, consumer,organizer, response system, musicalinstrument… I’ve been telling teachers tothink of it like an empty cardboard box. Itcan be a box, or a castle, or a rocketship, ora cave, or….http://edtechteacher.org/blog/2012/04/why-ipad-thoughts-from-the-edtechteacher-team/http://www.flickr.com/photos/smokingapples/4712607478/in/photostream/
http://edtechteacher.org/blog/2012/04/why-ipad-thoughts-from-the-edtechteacher-team/accelerometer/orientation capabilities, andgeo-location services. When thinking aboutimplementation and transformation,However, the true power of the iPad lies inits mobility, touch screen, cameras,keeping those items in mind helps to framenew ways of approaching studentinteraction with content, capabilities, andthe world around them.
http://www.convergemag.com/policy/Technology-Permeates-Common-Core-Standards.html“Use technology, including theInternet, to produce and publishwriting and to interact andcollaborate with others.” CCR.W.6
Universal Design for Learningis a set of principles for curriculumdevelopment that give all individualsequal opportunities to learn.UDL provides a blueprint for creatinginstructional goals, methods, materials,and assessments that work foreveryone--not a single, one-size-fits-allsolution but rather flexible approachesthat can be customized and adjustedfor individual needs.http://www.udlcenter.org/aboutudl/udltechnology
University & College•Harvard•Yale•MIT•Columbia Beyond College•Apple Distinguished Educator•Common Sense Media•Edutopia•Khan Academy•Library of CongressK-12•Florida Dept of Ed.•Goochland County Schools(VA)• Maine Dept. of Ed.•Iona Prep
Leveraging Emerging Technologies for Teaching & Learning
National Initiative of Project Tomorrow,the nations leadingeducational nonprofit organizationdedicated to the empowermentof student voices in educationAbout Speak Up
…students to reachtheir potentialthrough increasedaccess to educationalresources andexperts that extendlearning beyond thecapacities orlimitations of theirschool or communitySource: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/pdfs/SU10_3EofEducation%28Students%29.pdf
…students inrich, compelling learningexperiences that developdeeper knowledge andskill developmentespecially the problem-solving, creativity andcritical thinking skills sohighly desired for ourworld todaySource: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/pdfs/SU10_3EofEducation%28Students%29.pdf
…students to takeresponsibility for theirown educationaldestinies and to exploreknowledge with anunfetteredcuriosity, thus creating anew generation oflife long learners.Source: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/pdfs/SU10_3EofEducation%28Students%29.pdf
Skilledability to do something well:the ability to do somethingwell, usually gained throughtraining or experiencehttp://www.bing.com/Dictionary
take screenshotssubstitute tasks they used to doing ontheir laptopupload and sync images and documentsorganize apps into folderssearch for, open, close, multi-tasktype, copy/paste, edit text, etc.http://langwitches.org/blog/2011/06/11/ipad-fluency/A SKILLED iPad User Knows how to…
To be literate means to haveknowledge or competence21st Century Fluency ProjectTo have to think about whatyou are going to do nextLiterateIan Jukes
manipulate and edit images and videoread books and documents, allowannotations, share highlightsaggregate and read my RSS feedsorganize and access filesbrainstorm and mindmaptweet, blog and facebooktake notescreate presentations, graphs, flyers, etc.http://langwitches.org/blog/2011/06/11/ipad-fluenA Literate iPad User - finds and uses specific apps to…
FluencyTo be fluent is to demonstratemastery and to do sounconsciously and smoothly21st Century Fluency ProjectAre unconscious skills, you justknow what to do next Ian JukesFluent
connect tasks effortless together (ex. creatingand editing a video, then uploading, embedding anddisseminating on several platforms)create and then being able to communicate -the ability to create and communicate your creation is one of the maincharacteristics of fluencyread in a RSS Reader and seamlesslydisseminate links to Twitter, Facebook andother social bookmarking servicenot rely on a laptop as a “translator” toconvert a file, remix files, upload files…http://langwitches.org/blog/2011/06/11/ipad-fluency/A Fluent iPad User Knows how to…
We shouldntexpect"out of the box"thinkingwhen we onlyemploy"in the box"teaching.Tom Whitby
We must educate the students wehave, not the student we used tohave, nor the student we wished wehad. We must adapt to todaysstudent, not them adapting to us.We must adapt to their world oftodays 21st century technology. Wecannot teach like weve taughtforever anymore. We must changeourselves to adapt to their world.They are hyper-communicators andmust "power down" just to go toschool.http://teacherlingo.com/blogs/sharingtechnology/archive/2008/02/23/using-youtube-in-the-classroom.aspx