Is the iPad an Education Game Changer

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Is the iPad an Education Game Changer

  1. 1. Is the iPad an Education Game Changer?<br />Brian Dorton<br />
  2. 2. Content<br />What is the iPad?<br />Educational Applications?<br />Textbooks<br />Note taking<br />Communication<br />Costs/Comparisons<br />
  3. 3. What is the iPad?<br />Tablet Computer<br />Hybrid between an iPhone and a full laptop<br />Ultra Portable Communication Device<br />Applications Designed for Larger Interface<br />eBook Reader<br />Every app that is currently on the App Store will work on the iPad<br />
  4. 4. Students exploring content on the iPad<br />iPads in the Classroom<br />
  5. 5. Educational Applications<br />Textbook Apps<br />Schools are already currently using the iPad as a textbook replacement<br />Dr. Ian Shepherd has designed his fall Econ 261 class to incorporate a digital textbook from McGraw-Hill<br />Houghton Mifflin Harcourt launched a year long pilot project with the HMH Fuse: Holt McDougal Algebra 1 full year algebra course on an iPad<br />
  6. 6. Educational Applications<br />Note Taking Apps<br />Notes and books on same machine<br />Ability to send and share notes with other classmates and teachers<br />Organization automated through inexpensive note taking apps (e.g. Notes, ToDo, EverNote) <br />
  7. 7. Educational Applications<br />Communication Apps<br />Powerful email client<br />Twitter applications facilitating conversations and in depth questioning<br />Assignments electronically submitted and teacher feedback received on device<br />
  8. 8. iPad View<br />
  9. 9. Costs<br />
  10. 10. Is the iPad an Education Game Changer?<br />The iPad will certainly change the way students learn. It is important that new administrators keep a close eye on the ever-changing mobile technology market and incorporate these new innovations into their campus to create and foster 21st century learning.<br />

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