You’re a teacher and your school has handed you an iPad. You’re expected to do something with it and you’re freaking out. Where to start? What to do? What apps should I start with? When I first started on the iPad journey, I downloaded so many apps, it was impossible to learn how to use them all effectively. Further along my journey, I realized there were many apps I hadn’t even opened yet and were going to waste on my iPad desktop.
I also hear from teachers that they have iPads at their school, but they are only being used as reward for students who finish their work early or as a games session. I firmly believe we are missing the true power of what the iPad can do if we ONLY use it for games and rewards.
This device and specific apps can transform YOUR classroom like never before: the technology brings your classroom into the 21st Century; increases student engagement and motivation; students become collaborative partners in the learning process; your lessons can easily be matched to the Common Core Standards; and individualized learning has never been easier to achieve.
I now advise teachers to only download a few apps at a time; learn them; use them in lessons; work out how you can incorporate them so that they align with the CCS; and finally learn how to engage and motivate your students to ‘learn’ using 21st Century technology.
Teachers want to know what to do with the apps and how they can integrate them into their daily lessons.
This is an preview of my course that will give you a foundation from which to begin your ‘tablet’ journey and begin you on the way to becoming a 21st Century education.