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  • iPads and iPods in the Classroom Joyce Moore INST 6031 Summer 2011
  • Advantages:
    • High student engagement
    • Battery will last for 8 to 10 hours
    • Lightweight
    • Portable
    • Less time to start up than laptops
    • (Quillen, 2011)
  • Disadvantages:
    • Devices are still new and Apple is still revising them
    • Apple products are not compatible with Adobe Flash Player
    • No file structure for saving work
    • Teachers are still learning how to use them
    • Easy to overload lessons
    • (Quillen, 2011)
  • Uses in Classroom
    • High school computing program
    • Highlight key vocabulary words for reading
    • Book publishing projects
    • Math workstations
    • (Quillen, 2011)
  • More Uses in the Classroom
    • Listening to books being read
    • Making video/audio presentations
    • Practice sight words
    • Grammar
    • Enhance any curriculum area with drill and practice or extensions
  • Abilene Christian University in Texas iPad pilot program – Student’s experience
    • More convenient
    • Enjoyed using them for collaboration
    • Gave them experience for their future careers
    • (Schaffhauser, 2011)
  • Abilene Christian University in Texas iPad pilot program – Professor’s experience
    • Increased class participation
    • Increased student involvement and interest
    • Increased contact between students and professors
    • (Schaffhauser, 2011)
    • Are we ready to replace printed textbooks with digital ones?
  • Not yet. Why?
    • Professors want a variety of textbooks to choose from for their courses
    • Cost of the digital textbook plus the reader makes it too expensive
    • Professors want the digital textbooks to be much more than just the words on a computer screen
    • (Schaffhauser, 2011)
  • Until then:
    • Continue to find ways to use iPads and iPods to enhance student learning
    • Use your imagination!
  • A final word on why we should use iPads and iPods in the classroom:
    • “ It keeps them engaged so they focus on what we are learning over time” - Maria Kisner, Third grade teacher, Warren County, Virginia (quoted by Luther, 2011).
  • Resources
    • Luther, M.K. (2011, May 26). Warren teachers putting iPods to use in classroom. NVDaily.com. Retrieved from http://www.nvdaily.com/news/2011/05/warren-teachers-putting-ipods-to-use-in-classroom.php
    • Schaffhauser, D. (2011, June 15). Is the iPad ready to replace the printed textbook? Campus Technology . Retrieved from http://campustechnology.com/articles/2011/06/15/is-the-ipad-ready-to-replace-the-printed-textbook.aspx
    • Quillen, I. (2011, June 15). Educators evaluate learning benefits of iPad. Digital Directions, 04 (03), 38, 40-41 . Retrieved from http://www.edweek.org/dd/articles/2011/06/15/03mobile.h04.html?tkn=SLQFwFfpimLBJITf6n%2Fu9Wd%2F9azw68BJ6ylc