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4 key questions about iPad classroom management

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This presentation covers 4 different aspects about iPad classroom management that every school should think about before handing devices to students.

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4 key questions about iPad classroom management

  1. 1. 4 questions that every school should answer before handing iPads to students The iPad classroom workflow
  2. 2. More than 4 million iPads are deployed in educational institutions each year Picture by: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pestoverde/with/15028991903/
  3. 3. What do you need to make your initiative a success? Picture by: https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnkarakatsanis/
  4. 4. Think about the next 4 questions ? ? ? ? Picture by: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pestoverde/with/15028991903/
  5. 5. 1 Icons by http://thenounproject.com/vicentenovoa/ and http://thenounproject.com/edward/ Is your school’s curriculum in the right format?
  6. 6. Is your school’s curriculum in the right format? 1 • The move from paper to digital resources is critical for schools embracing mobile learning • A digital curriculum enables teachers to distribute resources through iPads • A digital curriculum also gives teachers the flexibility to customize or add resources to their lessons
  7. 7. Is your school’s curriculum in the right format? 1 • Here are a few tips about digital formats: ✓ PDF is the best file format for students to annotate or record over in a variety of apps ✓ .doc files can be edited with programs like Pages ✓ Video recordings can be shared through links to streaming services like Khan Academy or to a school’sYoutube channel ✓ Links to flash content will not work on iPads
  8. 8. How will teachers assign and collect schoolwork? 2 Icons by http://thenounproject.com/edward/
  9. 9. 2 • Teachers need a way of sharing files with students which will also allow them to send back completed work • These tools should also make it possible to easily differentiate work for individual or groups of students • Students need apps to complete their daily school work as well as a variety of projects How will teachers assign and collect schoolwork?
  10. 10. 2 • Below are important questions to consider at this stage: ✓ What tools allow students and teachers to record voice and annotate over files? ✓ Can students submit work from multiple apps? ✓ Where is student data being stored, locally or on the cloud? ✓ Can students work on assignments without internet? ✓ How many new apps or solutions are teachers expected to learn and use? ✓ Is the wireless infrastructure ready to support the traffic from students working on their iPads all day? How will teachers assign and collect schoolwork?
  11. 11. 3 How can teachers provide meaningful feedback? Icons by http://thenounproject.com/edward/
  12. 12. 3 • Touch screen and recording capabilities make the iPad ideal for leaving audio/visual feedback over student work • Teachers can record individual feedback for students as well as class answer keys, test prep, or demonstrations • Students can play back a teacher’s feedback from anywhere and as many times as they need How can teachers provide meaningful feedback?
  13. 13. 3 • Below are important questions to consider at this stage: ✓ How long does it take a teacher to grade and provide feedback to an entire class? ✓ What are the needed steps to create and share recordings and how can this process be simplified? ✓ How are recordings being shared, publicly or privately? ✓ How large are recorded files, how long do they take to render, and where will they be stored? How can teachers provide meaningful feedback?
  14. 14. 4 How can you measure student progress by standard? Icon by http://thenounproject.com/imicons/
  15. 15. 4 • Districts implementing the common core should align lessons, assignments and resources to standards • Teachers need the ability to grade student assignments using common core rubrics • Grading with common core aligned rubrics makes it possible to create portfolios of student work by standard How can you measure student progress by standard?
  16. 16. 4 • A common core aligned workflow allows teachers to: ✓ Collaborate in the creation of content by standard ✓ Search for publicly available content by standard ✓ Use that content to supplement a lesson or share it with students who need remediation ✓ Differentiate student work based on their performance in specific standards How can you measure student progress by standard?
  17. 17. Never forget that teachers are at the center of any iPad implementation Most importantly!
  18. 18. 2 1 3 4 Technology is ONLY great when teachers can confidently use it to enhance their daily instruction • Teachers need ongoing support and training in the solutions they are being asked to use • Teachers need access to resource such as hardware, apps, support, and a digital curriculum Picture by: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pestoverde/with/15028991903/
  19. 19. 1 2 3 4 Think about these 4 questions as the foundation to manage your iPad classroom Icons and pic by http://thenounproject.com/imicons/, http://thenounproject.com/edward/. and https://www.flickr.com/photos/pestoverde/with/15028991903/
  20. 20. 2 1 3 4 A robust workflow should be able to solve these 4 questions Picture by: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pestoverde/with/15028991903/

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