Instructional Software:
iPads in the Elementary Classroom
iPads in the Elementary Classroom
an overview of the relative ad...
What is Instructional
Software?
Roblyer & Doering (2013) define instructional
software as computer programs designed
with ...
Advantages of Instructional Software:
Apps for iPads
Apps for iPads
iPads and other mobile devices are becoming a
common s...
Drill and
Practice Apps
Students complete practice
problems in a content area at
their instructional level. Students
recei...
Why Drill and Practice?
Students get immediate feedback.
It's engaging and motivating, and it also
saves teacher time.
It ...
Drill and Practice Apps for
iPads
Quick Math app
Students write math fact answers
directly on screen; practice all
operati...
Tutorial Apps
Students are guided through a
sequence of instruction.
Tutorials are designed to take
the placed of the teac...
Why Tutorial Apps?
Allows for the learner to experience selfpaced, self contained instruction.
Good tutorial software offe...
Tutorial Apps for iPads
SuccessMaker by Pearson
App and internet based
software; provides personalized
instruction and tut...
Simulation
Apps
Simulation software allows
students to react to provided
situations; thus manipulating their
learning. Rea...
Why Simulation Apps?
Simulation apps provide students with inexpensive
opportunities to see/do something they normally
wou...
Simulation Apps for iPads
3D Cell Simulation and Stain Tool
Students can simulate the use of
stains to highlight specific
...
Instructional
Games/Apps

Instructional games are designed
to be competitive and highly
engaging. These are delivered in
a...
Why Instructional Games?
Instructional games are very engaging to
students and tap into their need to compete.
Can be used...
Instructional Game Apps for
iPads
Multiplication with Math Matthews
Students solve multiplication
problems and design arra...
Problem
Solving Apps
Students must solve a provided
problem involving a goal, and
process, and mental activity.
Students u...
Why Problem Solving Apps?
Problem solving practice helps students
increase their knowledge and application of
problem solv...
Problem Solving Apps
Ticket to Ride
Students learn USA
geography while also
balancing the need to plan
routes, simultaneou...
Additional Resources
Integrating Educational Technology into
Teaching, by Roblyer and Doering
iPads in the Classroom by Ka...
Presentation Resources
Roblyer, M.D., & Doering, A.H. (2013). Integrating educational
technology into teaching. Boston:
Pe...
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  1. 1. Instructional Software: iPads in the Elementary Classroom iPads in the Elementary Classroom an overview of the relative advantages that various types of instructional software (apps) offer By Marne Bender
  2. 2. What is Instructional Software? Roblyer & Doering (2013) define instructional software as computer programs designed with the exclusive goal of delivering instruction or assisting with the delivery of instruction. Roblyer, M.D., & Doering, A.H. (2013). Integrating educational technology into teaching. Boston: Pearson/Allyn and Bacon Publishers.
  3. 3. Advantages of Instructional Software: Apps for iPads Apps for iPads iPads and other mobile devices are becoming a common sight in classrooms. Applications (apps) are easily available and often free on iTunes for all grade levels. Many apps offer teachers the opportunity to personalize instruction, monitor progress, and are easy to deploy to students. Students enjoy the variety of learning choices, gaming features, and use of use that apps offer.
  4. 4. Drill and Practice Apps Students complete practice problems in a content area at their instructional level. Students receive immediate feedback after repetitive practice. Roblyer, M.D., & Doering, A.H. (2013). Integrating educational technology into teaching. Boston: Pearson/Allyn and Bacon Publishers.
  5. 5. Why Drill and Practice? Students get immediate feedback. It's engaging and motivating, and it also saves teacher time. It helps develop automaticity of basic skills. Roblyer, M.D., & Doering, A.H. (2013). Integrating educational technology into teaching. Boston: Pearson/Allyn and Bacon Publishers.
  6. 6. Drill and Practice Apps for iPads Quick Math app Students write math fact answers directly on screen; practice all operations with three different difficulty levels. Records fastest times; teachers can monitor time and accuracy by viewing students' iPads. Students are motivated to beat previous times and accuracy levels.
  7. 7. Tutorial Apps Students are guided through a sequence of instruction. Tutorials are designed to take the placed of the teacher. Roblyer, M.D., & Doering, A.H. (2013). Integrating educational technology into teaching. Boston: Pearson/Allyn and Bacon Publishers
  8. 8. Why Tutorial Apps? Allows for the learner to experience selfpaced, self contained instruction. Good tutorial software offers strong user control and interactivity. Roblyer, M.D., & Doering, A.H. (2013). Integrating educational technology into teaching. Boston: Pearson/Allyn and Bacon Publishers
  9. 9. Tutorial Apps for iPads SuccessMaker by Pearson App and internet based software; provides personalized instruction and tutorials based on students' needs and answers to math and reading questions. Teachers set goals and track progress.
  10. 10. Simulation Apps Simulation software allows students to react to provided situations; thus manipulating their learning. Realistic simulations should teach about a topic or how to do something. Roblyer, M.D., & Doering, A.H. (2013). Integrating educational technology into teaching. Boston: Pearson/Allyn and Bacon Publishers
  11. 11. Why Simulation Apps? Simulation apps provide students with inexpensive opportunities to see/do something they normally wouldn't be able to. Experimentation is safe and brought to life. Students get actively involved and can also make observations.
  12. 12. Simulation Apps for iPads 3D Cell Simulation and Stain Tool Students can simulate the use of stains to highlight specific organelles and parts of cells. Students are exposed to cells and organelles in a 3D, digital environment, rather than using expensive dyes and scientific lab equipment.
  13. 13. Instructional Games/Apps Instructional games are designed to be competitive and highly engaging. These are delivered in a game format, typically with rules. Roblyer, M.D., & Doering, A.H. (2013). Integrating educational technology into teaching. Boston: Pearson/Allyn and Bacon Publishers
  14. 14. Why Instructional Games? Instructional games are very engaging to students and tap into their need to compete. Can be used in any content area easily. Roblyer, M.D., & Doering, A.H. (2013). Integrating educational technology into teaching. Boston: Pearson/Allyn and Bacon Publishers
  15. 15. Instructional Game Apps for iPads Multiplication with Math Matthews Students solve multiplication problems and design arrays as they collect coins and treasures. Students practice mastering multiplication facts and advance to more difficult levels as needed.
  16. 16. Problem Solving Apps Students must solve a provided problem involving a goal, and process, and mental activity. Students use higher order thinking skills to solve these problems. Roblyer, M.D., & Doering, A.H. (2013). Integrating educational technology into teaching. Boston: Pearson/Allyn and Bacon Publishers
  17. 17. Why Problem Solving Apps? Problem solving practice helps students increase their knowledge and application of problem solving skills and strategies. Many students are more motivated and interested in problem solving activities. Roblyer, M.D., & Doering, A.H. (2013). Integrating educational technology into teaching. Boston: Pearson/Allyn and Bacon Publishers
  18. 18. Problem Solving Apps Ticket to Ride Students learn USA geography while also balancing the need to plan routes, simultaneous needs, and risk/reward scenarios. Students will not only problem solve, but learn to work well with others.
  19. 19. Additional Resources Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching, by Roblyer and Doering iPads in the Classroom by Kathy Schrock Ways to Evaluate Educational Apps by Tony Vincent
  20. 20. Presentation Resources Roblyer, M.D., & Doering, A.H. (2013). Integrating educational technology into teaching. Boston: Pearson/Allyn and Bacon Publishers

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