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WHAT IS AN IPAD?? The iPad is a tablet computer that is lightweight and mobile. The iPad is only a half-inch thick, and weighs only 1.5 pounds. It is approximately 9.5-inches tall and 7.5 inches wide. Basically it combines the best features of a notebook or netbook computer and an iPod touch.
IPADS THE FUTURE??Firstreleased April 3, 2010Secondary schools began to bring them in during next school year.PC’s were a novelty to our Generation but are now Life for the new Generation.
HOW IPADS WILL HELP CHILDREN IN SCHOOLSReplace Physical BooksA Quick Source Of ReferenceFind & Collect Data & IdeasJot Down NotesDo Actual StudyManage Classes, Assignments & Social LifeHave Fun
PROS OF IPADS IN SCHOOLS Students are now “More Tech Savvy” Daily Mail Says “over Half of 3 & 4year olds are Tech Savvy” Students become interested in subjects. Students have better posture. There grade/progress can be stored in a database from the iPad.
PROS OF IPADS IN SCHOOLS Option to connect to iPad Dock in order to connect to a TV or projector, ability to use with other devices in the classroom. Cuts down on paper costs. Platform for e-textbooks. Creates a social reading experience allows students to connect with other people reading the same book, and provides an interactive experience.
FURTHER BENEFITS Students will store all there grades on their iPad which will allow new teachers to see where they are falling behind and where they are excelling. Apps may be ran at a modified difficulty to suit all students. Teachers will have more time to give to individual students to help them succeed.
CONS OF IPADS IN SCHOOLS Cost App Availability Access to Games Schools implementation of access to apps Cyber bullying Less motivation to do exercise during breaks (obesity)
CONS OF IPADS IN SCHOOLS SocialNetwork Sites. Does not support flash – many websites for kids need flash to run. Lack of multitasking. Durability factor – not as durable as a textbook. Keyboard is not easy to use.
TEACHERS OUTLOOK?? Focusing on content apps Lack of Teacher Preparation in Classroom Management of iPads Lack of Control
ASSIST SPECIAL NEEDS LEARNING Hopper’s Crossing, Victoria, Australia They have a list of apps which have been particularly successful in teaching students who have special learning needs. Prologue2go is an up and coming app for special needs students. Red Fish 4 Kids assisted students in learning how to spell.
EASE OF USE OF ALL TYPES OF PEOPLE AND CHILDREN
IPAD VS. ANDROID TABLET Android is Cheaper than the iPad Some Android tablets are Faster A lot more free apps that are needed for education are free on Android. More Memory for less.
HOW PARENTS SAY THERE CHILDREN USE TABLETS FOR
OVERVIEW Itis evident that iPads are becoming the future of education in schools. However I believe that iPads should be used in moderation as there are many side effects that will effect the students in the long run. iPads have so far not specifically designed to be used for educational use.
"Itis a miracle that curiosity survives formal education ... If we are to develop our students sense of curiosity, we must be mindful to carve out time to allow our students to inquire and explore." -- Albert Einstein