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Teaching with Tablet Computers


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Tablets are making their way into the classroom as a tool for instructors to use with students, to display content and to make learning more mobile. Come to this learning session to find out what …

Tablets are making their way into the classroom as a tool for instructors to use with students, to display content and to make learning more mobile. Come to this learning session to find out what tablets work best with our AV systems at VIU and obtain some tips and tricks on how to best to use tablets for teaching and learning. Facilitated by Michael Paskevicius, Learning Technologies Application Developer

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    • 1. Teaching with Tablets Prepared by: Michael Paskevicius Learning Technologies Application Developer Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning Vancouver Island University Welcome to iPad for Dummies | Flickr - Photo Sharing! : taken from - Author: Wouter de Bruijn the iOS family pile (2012) | Flickr - Photo Sharing! : taken from - Author: blakespot Twitter on iPad | Flickr - Photo Sharing! : taken from - Author: Weigle Information Commons
    • 2. • Recognize growing trends in mobile device ownership • Reflect on modularity of tablet devices and varying input devices • Consider methods of instruction with mobile devices • Leave with some mobile apps to investigate further Learning outcomes for today’s session
    • 3. A dream for many years • Telautograph (US Patent, 1888 ) • Calculator pad (Foundation by Isaac Asimov, 1951) • Opton (Return from the Stars by Stanislaw Lem, 1961) • Newspad (2001 Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke) • Padds (Star Trek The Next Generation, 1987-1994) Images sourced from
    • 4. Tablets: Fastest Growing Mobile Device in History Huberty, et. al., 2011
    • 5. Growth in tablet devices 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 2010 2011 2012e 2013e 2014e 2015e Shipments (Millions) Year (e = estimates) Tablet and PC Model Sales Model Desktops Notebooks Tablets Data sourced from Huberty, et. al., 2012 Question: Is the tablet a complement or a replacement for laptops and desktop computers?
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    • 7. laptops-to-tablets-study-finds/51999 “Tablets are for entertainment purposes, not for writing papers and doing class projects - key components of higher education. After graduation and getting a job, you can afford to splurge on entertainment.” Hanley, 2014 What trends do you see in your classrooms? Do you own or plan to purchase a tablet?
    • 8. What do Tablets Afford us? Huberty, et. al., 2011
    • 9. Tablet Purchase Intentions by Platform Windows 8 offers integration with existing institutional systems and business productivity with familiar Office suite Huberty, et. al., 2012
    • 10. iPad with keyboard attachment Photo Credit: bfishadow licensed with creativecommons Microsoft Surface with keyboard Photo Credit: bfishadow licensed with creativecommons Samsung ATIV 11.6" SMART PC 500T Photo Credit: samsungtomorrow licensed with creativecommones
    • 11. Mobile keyboard innovation Minuum Keyboard Android Gesture Typing Dryft Keyboard
    • 12. Speech to text input
    • 13. Google Goggles Scan books or objects for additional information on the web Scan text for translation to other languages
    • 14. Connectivity Apple standard: Lightning port Android typical: Micro USB, HDMI Standard across all devices • Lightening provides power, connectivity, projection through adapters • Micro USB provides power, connectivity • HDMI provides projection • WiFi connectivity • Bluetooth • Audio output • Microphone built-in • Global Positioning System (GPS) Other options • SMS cards • Near field communication (NFC) • Infrared port
    • 15. Ideas for teaching with tablets Level 1 Shared projection Level 2 Annotation Level 3 Capturing progression Level 4 Collaboration
    • 16. Level 1: Shared projection DEMOfocus Mobile Technologies, Part 1 - Mediaspectrum, Inc. | Flickr - Photo Sharing! : taken from - The DEMO Conference Projecting a tablet device Tethered: • iPad to VGA adapter • HDMI mini output • HDMI to VGA convertor Untethered: • Apple TV / Widi • Wireless projectors • Intermediary software • Classroom presenter • Smoothboard Air 7 Things you should know about Projecting from Mobile Devices Photo Credit: _zand licensed with creativecommons
    • 17. Level 2: Annotation IMG_4825 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! : taken from - 4561077/ Author: Stanford EdTech nd/2.0/deed.en MS2011 iPad Handout | Flickr - Photo Sharing! : taken from - 8154966/ Author: Stanford EdTech nd/2.0/deed.en UPAD App for Ipad (Video demo) • Capture handwriting and text for note taking • Annotate PDF and images then save and export as PNG/PDF via email, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive • Solid performance when used with Apple TV • Some issues with iOS multitouch MS Office on Surface • Excellent precision with Surface pen input device UPad App
    • 18. Level 3: Capturing progression • Can record on screen movements and audio with screen recorder such as Educreations or Screenchomp • Video files typically hosted on cloud servers in US Educreations Screenchomp Adobe Voice • Turn your tablet into a document camera Belkin Stage
    • 19. Level 4: Collaboration • Create, brainstorm and edit documents Google Docs Polls.IO Microsoft Office Mobile Evernote • Create and run audience response systems via
    • 20.
    • 21. Forestry iPad Project • Reduce textbook purchase costs for students: students will be offered free and/or openly licensed digital textbooks • Mirror industry standard practices from the field: iPads is industry standard device for the collection of data in the field • Enable collaborative learning in the classroom: allow students to use iPads for group work in class and share projector iPad Investigation - Field Mapping on an iPad 2 ( / CC BY-SA 2.0 (
    • 22. Discussion • Teaching device or student learning (consuming) device? • Where do tablets fit best in education? • Best practices for using tablets? • Your experience using tablets for instruction or collaboration?
    • 23. Tablets in our Centre • Samsung ATIV 11.6" SMART PC 500T • Samsung Galaxy Note • iPod Touch Fifth Generation • Apple iPad (Mini, Air) • Acer Iconia 10.1" Windows 8 Tablet • Asus VIVOTab Smart • Microsoft Surface Pro • HTC 8X Smartphone,_Recordi ng_Devices_and_Hardware Information/index.asp
    • 24. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Canada License. To view a copy of this license, visit Prepared by: Michael Paskevicius Learning Technologies Application Developer Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning Follow me: Blog: Presentations:
    • 25. References • Cui, L. (2013) 21 Android tablet uses: What iPad's competitors bring to classrooms. Education Dive, Aug. 14, 2013. ipads-competitors-bring-to-classrooms/144318/) • Huberty, K., Lipacis, M., Holt, A., Gelblum, E., Devitt, S., Swinburne, B., Meunier, F., Han, K., Wang, F., Lu, J., Chen, G., Lu, B., Ono, M., Nagasaka, M., Yoshikawa. K. & Schneider, M. (2011) Tablet Demand and Disruption: Mobile Users Come of Age. Morgan Stanley Research • Huberty, K., Holt, A., Moore, J., Devgan, S., Meunier, F., Gelblum, E.,Devitt, S., Lu, J., Chen, G., Shih, S., Kim, S. & Yoshikawa. K. (2012) Tablet Landscape Evolution: Window(s) of Opportunity. Morgan Stanley Research • Lepi, K. (2012) 50 Free Android Apps Being Used In Education Right Now. Edudemic Connecting Education & Technology, October 10, 2012. android-apps-being-used-in-education-right-now/ • Comparison of tablet computers.
    • 26. Appendix A: Untethered annotation: Classroom presenter Requires: • Networked instructor station attached to projector • Mobile device on same network • App on both devices (Windows only)
    • 27. Appendix B: Untethered annotation: Smoothboard AirRequires: • Networked instructor station attached to projector • Mobile device on same network • App on projected device only (Windows only) • Connects any device with a browser on same internet connection • Students can view presentation media on their screen in browser using IP address and security code • You can also grant/revoke control and annotation to remote devices
    • 28. Appendix C: Mobile device policies? • Strategies for classroom management – Walk around room to survey device usage – Define protocol for cell phone use – Use devices in learning design – Ask questions of devices – Get students to Google supplemental information – If caught using inappropriately student brings food for class • Some say phones are the real issue more distracting, not tablets thunderbay-bring-your-own-mobile-device-to-school.html /2013/08/17/toronto-cell-phone-ban.html