Technology in the classroom

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Technology in the classroom

  1. 1. Technology in the Classroom Why the Apple iPad Makes a Great Tool for Teachers and Students of All Ages Jason Schlereth
  2. 2. What is an iPad? <ul><li>The iPad, made by Apple, is a small, lightweight tablet computer capable of running thousands of different applications </li></ul><ul><li>It uses a touch screen, with a full on-screen keyboard. </li></ul><ul><li>The iPad is very cost effective vs. traditional notebook computers. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete information about the iPad can be found at http://www.apple.com/ipad/ </li></ul>
  3. 3. iPad for Classroom Use <ul><li>The iPad is ready to go as soon as it is turned on with no boot time needed. </li></ul><ul><li>It has a wide variety of uses, including interactive applications, study aids, and note taking. </li></ul><ul><li>The iPad is user friendly for a wide range of ages . </li></ul><ul><li>A list of available applications can be found at http://www.apple.com/ipad/from-the-app-store/ </li></ul>
  4. 4. iPad for Student Use <ul><li>The iPad is easy to use. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s touch screen makes the iPad suitable for students of all ages. </li></ul><ul><li>There are applications available for all grade levels. </li></ul><ul><li>The iPad is small and lightweight, making it easily transported to and from school each day. </li></ul>
  5. 5. iPad for Teacher Use <ul><li>The iPad sits nearly flat on students’ desks, allowing teachers to see what their students are looking at. </li></ul><ul><li>It can be used to give lessons and track student progress </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can load books onto the iPad for use in reading groups </li></ul>
  6. 6. iPad for Teacher Use (Continued) <ul><li>Teachers can also load videos onto iPad for students to view during class or as homework. </li></ul><ul><li>It allows students to access Google Docs and podcasts on any given topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can subscribe to periodicals for use in classroom discussions. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many different types of applications available to assist in teaching. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Interactive Applications <ul><li>Interactive applications allow students to travel through space, explore the human body, dissect frogs, and much more. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can also use applications for interactive spelling and math quizzes and flashcards. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Reference Applications <ul><li>Applications for various reference books, including dictionaries, encyclopedias, the periodic table of the elements, history, and art history, are available for use on the iPad. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit http://www.apple.com/ipad/from-the-app-store/education.html for more information on these and other educational applications. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Language Applications <ul><li>There are many translation applications available for the iPad. </li></ul><ul><li>Can also download foreign language dictionaries, as well as applications that teach other languages. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Applications for Preschool <ul><li>Many applications available for children of preschool age. </li></ul><ul><li>Some examples include Dot-to-Dot Number Whiz, Dr. Seuss’s ABCs, Alphabet Tracing, and Color Me. </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s books can be downloaded onto the iPad using iBooks. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Credits <ul><li>apple.com </li></ul><ul><li>nexgadget.com </li></ul><ul><li>touchreviews.net </li></ul><ul><li>itunes.apple.com </li></ul><ul><li>shewrites.com </li></ul><ul><li>liveshots.blogs.foxnews.com </li></ul><ul><li>palmaddict.typepad.com </li></ul><ul><li>certificationmap.com </li></ul><ul><li>fastcompany.com </li></ul><ul><li>tabletpc-news.com </li></ul>

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