Common Core standards
include incorporation of
technology within the
classroom.
This Webinar includes:
-Classroom work of each mobile learning tool

-Ease of use
-Price points
-Advantages of small mobil...
Classroom:
Both iPad Mini and Kindle Fire are useful in the
classroom.

Each have different company “ecosystems” that
have...
iPad: From Os platform
“ecosystem”
Includes access to HUGE iTunes collection of
applications, music, videos, iUniversity.
...
Kindle Fire controlled by
Amazon Company
“ecosystem.”
Has access to about 50,000 apps available
through Amazon. Some apps ...
Both iPad Mini and Kindle
Fire are cloud-based in
terms of content.
Advantage of cloud – All apps and other content
is tra...
Apps that are useful in
class
Kindle Fire apps
World Landmarks Quiz – pictures of buildings and
landmarks – Social Studies...
Apps – Cross Platform –
can be used with both
Pulse – news favorites provided in a visual
mosaic
Pinterest – content-shari...
iTunes Store – iPad Mini:
Google Translate – allows students to easily translate many
different languages to English and b...
Price Point of each tool:
Kindle Fire - $199.00
iPad Mini - $329.00
“iPad Mini is like a mini
computer.” from a 13 year
old iPad user/owner.
Ease of Use Each Tool:
Both iPad Mini and Kindle Fire are about the
same size – Real estate of screen is about the
same si...
Kindle Fire has no camera
or video.
iPad Mini has both camera and video capability –
so can be used for skyping, presentat...
Speed:
iPad is much faster.
Fire runs on Android, but is slower and there is
some lag.
Flash:
Kindle Fire does have Flash.
iPad Mini does not have Flash.

Some content that uses Flash, thus, won’t be
useable o...
Dashboard(s):
There are multiple dashboards on Kindle Fire –
so content like apps are harder to see quickly.

On iPad Mini...
Volume Control:
Kindle Fire volume is controlled on the screen.
Can be difficult to get to desired volume.

On iPad Mini –...
Advantages of small
mobile classroom labs:
Different models have different advantages and
disadvantages
Each has different...
Classroom useage:
1:1
Collaborative/Cooperative plans not
necessitating 1:1

BYOD = Bring Your Own Devices
Classroom labs.
Susan Wells
ISTE SIGML President
School based administrator
wellssusans@gmail.com
Christine Bell
SIGML Advisory Committee
...
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Compare & contrast mobile devices

  1. 1. Common Core standards include incorporation of technology within the classroom.
  2. 2. This Webinar includes: -Classroom work of each mobile learning tool -Ease of use -Price points -Advantages of small mobile classroom labs.
  3. 3. Classroom: Both iPad Mini and Kindle Fire are useful in the classroom. Each have different company “ecosystems” that have both advantages and disadvantages.
  4. 4. iPad: From Os platform “ecosystem” Includes access to HUGE iTunes collection of applications, music, videos, iUniversity. iTunes app store has over 700,000 apps for sale or free.
  5. 5. Kindle Fire controlled by Amazon Company “ecosystem.” Has access to about 50,000 apps available through Amazon. Some apps will only run on Kindle Fire, some will only run on the new Kindle HD.
  6. 6. Both iPad Mini and Kindle Fire are cloud-based in terms of content. Advantage of cloud – All apps and other content is transferable to all devices that use that “ecosystem.” Example: iPad Mini downloads are saved through cloud and can be used on the iPhone, etc…
  7. 7. Apps that are useful in class Kindle Fire apps World Landmarks Quiz – pictures of buildings and landmarks – Social Studies HandyNote – Allows students to make different types of notes. StudyDroid – Makes flashcards and provides database of flashcards from which to choose. GameScorpion – Flashcard maker and quizmaker
  8. 8. Apps – Cross Platform – can be used with both Pulse – news favorites provided in a visual mosaic Pinterest – content-sharing service, social network, with members “pinning” images, videos, and other content. Flipboard – social network aggregation bringing together world news and social news.
  9. 9. iTunes Store – iPad Mini: Google Translate – allows students to easily translate many different languages to English and back. TapQuiz – World Geography quiz-maker Pass The Past – Award-winning SOL prep app MathFlyer – Graphing inequalities- algebra and geometry use Nearpod – Teacher/Student communication-shared content Edmodo – allows teachers to create class web site and blog
  10. 10. Price Point of each tool: Kindle Fire - $199.00 iPad Mini - $329.00
  11. 11. “iPad Mini is like a mini computer.” from a 13 year old iPad user/owner.
  12. 12. Ease of Use Each Tool: Both iPad Mini and Kindle Fire are about the same size – Real estate of screen is about the same size. Both are cloud – based, relatively simple to transfer content from device to device.
  13. 13. Kindle Fire has no camera or video. iPad Mini has both camera and video capability – so can be used for skyping, presentations, and facetime.
  14. 14. Speed: iPad is much faster. Fire runs on Android, but is slower and there is some lag.
  15. 15. Flash: Kindle Fire does have Flash. iPad Mini does not have Flash. Some content that uses Flash, thus, won’t be useable on iPad Mini.
  16. 16. Dashboard(s): There are multiple dashboards on Kindle Fire – so content like apps are harder to see quickly. On iPad Mini the user can see everything at a glance.
  17. 17. Volume Control: Kindle Fire volume is controlled on the screen. Can be difficult to get to desired volume. On iPad Mini – volume control is on both the side and on the screen. Ease of volume control.
  18. 18. Advantages of small mobile classroom labs: Different models have different advantages and disadvantages Each has different configurations. Wealth of lesson-planning possibilities for mobile classroom labs.
  19. 19. Classroom useage: 1:1 Collaborative/Cooperative plans not necessitating 1:1 BYOD = Bring Your Own Devices Classroom labs.
  20. 20. Susan Wells ISTE SIGML President School based administrator wellssusans@gmail.com Christine Bell SIGML Advisory Committee High School Teacher Cbell.bell892@gmail.com
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