Get the “big picture” with regard to the role of the iPad in education.Become more familiar with your device.Discover classroom apps to use.
Today may be different! You will be working in pairs at your own pace to master the objectives. Slides with green text are directions for activities. “Ask three before me.” Help your neighbors. Be prepared to report your conclusions throughout the day to the whole group. I will check in with you periodically.
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• 32% of all Americans have gotten online with a mobile device.• African Americans are the most active users of the mobile Internet – and their use of it is also growing the fastest. This means the digital divide between African Americans and white Americans diminishes when mobile use is taken into account.• A recent survey predicts that by the year 2020, most people across the world will be using a mobile device as their primary means for connecting to the Internet. • PEW Report “The Future of the Internet”
Forrester Research predicts that tablet sales (like the iPad) in the U.S. will exceed netbook sales by 2012, and desktop sales by 2015. What does this mean for educators, who may still be grappling with how to successfully integrate stationary PCs and laptops with varying operating systems into their curricula?
“Students expect a learning environment that accommodates a mobile lifestyle, integrates today’s digital tools,adapts to individual learning styles, and encourages collaboration and teamwork.” Apple Learning Initiative
“Any sort of learning that happens when the learner is not at a fixed, predetermined location, or learning that happens when the learner takes advantage of the learning opportunities offered by mobile technologies.” Wikipedia article on mLearning
Mobile learning is about communicating.Mobile learning is about connecting.Mobile learning is learning on location and just in time.
Group A Group B What does learning look What does a mobile like in the “mobile device like the iPad classroom?” enable district and How does the room look campus leaders to do different than what we differently or better? have now? How might a mobile What do you see the device change leadership? students doing? How are How might it change the the activities different? role of the teacher?
25 BILLION apps downloaded so far 700,000 iPad apps in the App Store; apps total (compared to 500,000 apps in the Android store) 15,000 new apps are received every week The iPad went from zero to 25% of the digital book market in just 2 months. 80% of Fortune 100 companies have already deployed or are piloting the iPad.
The most screens (pages) your device can display with applications is: 11 screens (11 x 20 folders x 20 apps in a folder = 4,400 apps) Up to 6 apps in the Dock.You can load more applications onto the device. But if you want to use them, you will need to search for them in the Search/Spotlight screen.
Swipe left on the Home screen to reveal the Spotlight search. By default, it searches everything, including songs in your iPad, podcasts, apps, email, and events.To restrict the areas it searches, since you may not want all these categories included, look in Settings > General > Spotlight Search.
Spotlight Search ibooksNo: AppStore-ibooks-Free-Install APPYes: Store-TopCharts-iPad User Guide For IOS 6
Download a free bookIncrease/decrease the font sizeChange the brightnessTake notesCreate a bookmarkLook up a wordFlip through pagesSift through the table of contents
A tab displays all PDF documents that are in your library.
There are thousands of public domain books in the ePub format on the web. Some of those free books are available in the iBookstore for free, but not all.Here are a few places to get books: Google books Project GutenbergYou can find more book sources here.
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You can hide applications on the iPad (Safari, YouTube, iTunes, location notification). You can limit/control download capabilities. Nothing can be added or removed without teacher approval. You can limit TV shows, movies, podcasts and apps by rating or explicit content
To prevent students from deleting apps, you must have installed iOS 4.2.1.Go to the Settings app, tap General, tap Restrictions, tap Enable Restrictions, choose a password, and switch Deleting Apps to off.
You can open links in a new Safari window, rather than always opening them in the current one. Just tap and hold on the link and a pop-over menu appears giving you the option to open the link in a new page.
• A Web Clip is an icon you can add to your Home screen as a shortcut to a website. With one tap, Safari will open to the Web Clips page. – To make a Web Clip, simply open the page in Safari. – Tap the Plus sign at the top of the screen. – Tap Add to Home Screen and edit the title (if you want). – Tap Add and, presto, a new icon is added to your Home Screen!
You can search for a particular word on an open page in Safari. Type your word into the Google search box. Youll see a list of suggestions appear, and near the bottom youll see "On This Page", showing how many times that word appears on the page. Tap the Find option to go to the first instance of the word.
Just touch and hold an image in Safari or Mail.An action sheet will be presented to enable you to save the image.The image will get stored in the “Saved Photos” library of the Photos app.
To type an apostrophe quickly, just tap and hold on the ! key and a hidden apostrophe option will appear; then just slide your finger up to access it.
Youdont have to move the iPads second keyboard screen to enter a quotation mark either. Simply tap and hold over the ? key and a quotation symbol appears, which you can select by moving your finger upwards.
Another great keyboard tip for typing in apps such as Pages, Notes, or Mail is to double tap the space bar at the end of a sentence. This adds a period and a space for you, which can be enormously time-saving.
To access accents easily, simply press and hold the letter that requires an accent and you will see a range of options displayed. Simply drag and select the one you want and the letter complete with accent is inserted.
Insert the degree symbol in your text by switching to the numeric keyboard and holding down the 0 (zero) key.
You can take a screenshot on your iPad by pressing Home and then the Sleep/Wake button. The screen will flash and youll hear a click, indicating that a photo has been taken. Your screen shots are saved automatically in your Photos gallery. Here, you can view or email them as you see fit.
• To move an app, hold your finger on top of the app until it starts to wiggle. Then just slide it where you want it.• To delete an app from your device, hold your finger on the app and then tap the X to delete. (An X only appears on items that you can delete.)• To stop the wiggling, press the Home button.
• An easy way to organize the order of the Apps on your device is to select the “Applications” tab within the iPad Screen when connected to iTunes.• When selecting the applications to sync (on the left hand side), you can change the arrangement on the right side (for iTunes 9 and above only).
ProScope Mobile Digital Microscope (varies depending on lens strength)iPEVO Point 2 View USB Document CameraApple iPad Dock Connector to VGA AdapterApple iPad Keyboard DockCleaning ClothsiPad Cases
The Volume Purchase Program allows educational institutions to purchase multiple copies of the same app at once. Developers may also offer a discount for these multiple purchases.http://volume.itunes.apple.com/u s/storehttp://iear.wikispaces.com/VPP- Step+By+Step+Instructions
Who picks them?Who installs them?Who provides professional development on them?Who evaluates them later on?
Just email an attached document to yourself, then open it up on the Mail app. You should get a nice thumbnail of the document, and then when you tap it, Mail will open its own preview of that document if it can. If you want to work on the file, tap the button in the top right corner (the box with the arrow coming out of it) and you should get an option to open the file in the default application for that file type, along with an "open in..." button that lets you pick from any other applications you might have that will work with that file. If you get stuck you can always go back to the Mail app, where the original document will be waiting for you, untouched.
Apple built some minor file management features into iTunes. Once you plug your iPad into your computer and open iTunes, you get all sorts of tabs for managing your music and movies and everything else on your device. The "apps" tab allows you to arrange applications and remove them from your device, but if you scroll down you get a "file sharing" list of applications that can give and receive documents. You simply click on the application youd like to share a file with, tap "add," and upload a file from your computer. Similarly you can select files already on your iPad and save them to your computer from this interface.
Ifyoure a Dropbox user, this is by far the simplest solution, providing a simple view of your online files, a lightweight viewer, and an quick shortcut to opening files in other applications.
The GoodReader app syncs files to the "cloud;” You simply set it up with your Google Docs, Dropbox, or even email account, and you can download files straight to your device and view them from within GoodReader. GoodReader also has an "Open in..." functionality for viewing and editing your files in other applications. You can sort your files into folders, download files off of websites, and connect to local servers over WiFi.
If your school/district has a license for Discovery’s United Streaming, then youve got permission to put those videos onto classroom devices! Heres how:1. Visit the United Streaming website, and log in with your username and password. Navigate to the video(s) you wish to put on your iPad.2. Directly beneath the video preview pane on the left, choose Quicktime as the Download Type.3. On the right side in the list of video segments, right-click the small filmstrip icon located to the right of the video you want, and choose “Save Link As...”or “Save Target As...” to save a copy of the video to your computer. Be sure to name it something that makes sense! Also, pay attention to where youre saving the file.
4. You’ve now taken a copy of the video “out of” United Streaming and made it available to use on your schools devices!5. Next, copy that file into your iTunes library. Its not in iPod/iPad format just yet.6. In your iTunes media window, select the file you just uploaded by clicking it once.7. Go to the “Advanced” menu and choose “Create iPod or iPad Version” (this menu item might also be called “Create iPod or iPhone Version”).8. A minute or so later (depending on the length of the video), you should hear the iTunes confirmation beep, and your video is now in the correct format. You can delete the original file you uploaded, since it is no longer needed.
Get with another team somewhere else in the room and discuss:Thinking only about the basic apps that are included with the device: How might a teacher use one of these basic apps to provide practice in 21st century skills? How might a teacher use one of these apps to enrich a lesson or to extend learning beyond the classroom?
3D Storybook – The Pirate Treasure Hunt: Wrong Side of the Bed Eight Challenges ($2.99) Play & Learn, Toucan ABC and Me HD ($2.49) Toucan’t, Dressing Up, Food Fight! – An Funny Faces Interactive Book ($1.99) Pocket Charts ($1.99 Intro to Letters by each for several Montessori ($4.99) different ones) iWriteWords ($1.99) Super Why! For iPad Miss Spider’s Tea Party ($2.99) for the iPad ($7.99) Toy Story Read Along
Bluster! Pecos Bill ($3.99) Free Books 23,469 Pirate Treasure Hunt: Classics to Go Eight Challenges Grammar Jammers PuppetPals HD Primary Edition Sentence Builder for King Arthur and His iPad ($3.99) Knights iPad Edition Shakespeare in Bits: ($4.99) Romeo & Juliet iPad Maria Counts Edition ($14.99) Pumpkins – LAZ SpellBoard ($4.99) Reader StoryBuddy ($2.99) Maxjournal for iPad ($2.99)
Basic Math with Mathaliens ($.99) Khan Academy: Algebra 1 Lobster Diver HD Math Circus Motion Math ($.99) My First Tangrams HD ($1.99) Park Math HD ($1.99) Pearl Diver HD Quick Graph Symmetry Shuffle ($1.99) Time, Money, & Fractions – On Track ($9.99)
3D Cell Simulation and Stain Tool The Elements: A Visual Exploration ($13.99) Frog Dissection ($4.99) Hudson Alpha iCell Khan Academy: Biology 1 Life Science NASA App HD Orbit Architect Vernier Video Physics Try out the ProScope Mobile microscope with the iPad.
CivilWar: America’s Epic Struggle ($4.99) Early Jamestown EarthObserver European Exploration: The Age of Discovery Google Earth History Line Lincoln Letters (Lite) iPad Edition Today in History ($1.99) Today’s Document from the National Archives Westward Expansion for iPad
Find some great podcasts and/or videos in iTunes U that would be of value in helping your teachers prepare for curricular and instructional change. (Resources are on the next two slides.)Be ready to share at least one with the whole group.
With your partner, find a podcast or video on iTunes U that interests you. Download it to your device. Play it. Be sure to check out the Texas iTunes U channel!
• Florida Department of Ed professional development• iPhone/iPod Apps• Leading Education Thinkers• Lit2Go audio files for grades K-12 (includes free audio books and stories)• Tips for Microsoft Excel 2007• WGBH’s Poetry Everywhere• WGBH’s Teachers’ Domain (activities, lesson plans, and videos for science)
Not just an app; a free website, software, and app that allow you to access your files anywhere.Watch the Dropbox tutorial video in your Video Tutorials folder.Download the software to your computer and create your free account.
Clinometer USA Today for iPad EasyTask for iPad Voice Memos for iPad Flipboard ($.99) How to do “Daily The Weather Channel Walkthroughs with Max for iPad Google Apps and the WeatherStation HD iPad” ($.99) Kindle Web Clip of your Stanza district and/or Stress Check campus website Wx for iPad ($3.99)
Air Sketch (free and Jump Desktop $6.99 versions) (Remote Desktop) Citrix Receiver for ($19.99) iPad (if you have a NPR for iPad Citrix server in your Numbers ($9.99) district) Keynote ($9.99) Dictionary.com TED Evernote Time Magazine Google Mobile App Twitter iDisplay ($4.99) Tweetdeck for iPad Instapaper Pro ($4.99)
“Mobile computing/communication devices offer a unique opportunity forteachers and students in different kindsof instructional settings to capitalize onthe flexibility and freedom afforded by these devices. However, these benefits demand new pedagogies and new approaches todelivering and facilitating instruction.”
What resources are available for theiPad to help the teacherindividualize learning for thedifferent needs of the students? Look for apps. Look for books from iBooks and PDF stories and primary source documents from the time period. Look for podcasts, audio books, videos, and lectures in iTunes U. Look for amazing websites.
What is your vision for the use of the iPad in the classrooms of your campus/district?What is the greatest barrier to implementing mobile devices in your campus/ district? How can you overcome that barrier?What are your next steps?