Transformative uses of
iPads
by Eric E Castro
@eecastro
AGENDA
Introduction
Differentiating iPads and laptops
Workflow between devices
Use cases
What’s next?
My background
SI’s background
SI’s background
• Found in 1855
• Co-ed high school
• 1,455 students on 9 acres
• $19,800/ year
• 10 years of laptop carts...
All things being equal, the simplest explanation
tends to be the right one.
500 apps in 2008
850,000 May 16, 2013
June 2, 2014
All things being equal, the simplest explanation
tends to be the right one.
Differentiating iPads
and laptops
Strengths?Weaknesses?
iPad Laptop
Researching
Reading
Typing
Writing
Drawing
Recording
Editing movies
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
“Taking notes on laptops rather than in longhand is
increasingly common. Many researchers have suggested
that laptop note ...
Kyle Lambert, using the iPad and
iPad weaknesses
• multitasking
• extended typing
• data siloing
Workflow between
devices
• Easy, background synchronization
• Easy file-sharing
• Cross-platform
• Widely-supported by app
developers
• Free plan limited to 2 GB
• No iWork support
• Adds another file-storage location
• Sometimes slow
iCloud Drive ContinuityAirDrop
iCloud Drive ContinuityAirDrop
• One storage location
• Sufficient size, reasonably priced
• Can force sync
• Not wifi-dep...
Learning Management
System (LMS)
student view
teacher view
66%
Use cases
Substitutions
Substitutions you’ve seen?
Substitutions
• Textbook consumption
• Note-taking
• Calculations
• Report-writing
Substitutions
• Textbook consumption
• Note-taking
• Calculations
• Report-writing
University of British Columbia. "Interactive teaching methods help students master tricky calculus." ScienceDaily. Science...
Substitutions
• Textbook consumption
• Note-taking
• Calculations
• Report-writing
Transformations
Transformations you’ve seen?
Transformative
• Blogging
• Twitter
• Still photos
• Video
• Textbook authoring
• Universal access
Blogger
Yahoo! Pipes
Feedly
Twitter with #hashtags
http://bit.ly/1lnS2fe
Live-tweeting the
State of the Union
Address
“Why are we all in the same space at the same time?”
Screencasting as window to metacognition
Transformation is not about the iPad — or any piece of technology
or some important learning tasks, but more important is
“So what should we say
when children complete a
task – say, math problems –
quickly and perfectly?
Should we deny them the...
Transformation is not about the iPad — or any piece of technology
So, what’s next?
Self-driving cars
Store with no physical items on shelves
Military exoskeleton
Flexible glass
Sensitive prosthetic
Bionic eye
3D-printed casts
5-years from now…
what will be obsolete?
10-years from now…
what will be obsolete?
Competency-based Education:
degrees based on what you can do, not how long you went
Capella University
“The Online High School is a fully
accredited, diploma granting, online
independent school situated at
Stanford University...
Transformation is not about the iPad — or any piece of technology
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  1. 1. Transformative uses of iPads by Eric E Castro @eecastro
  2. 2. AGENDA Introduction Differentiating iPads and laptops Workflow between devices Use cases What’s next?
  3. 3. My background
  4. 4. SI’s background
  5. 5. SI’s background • Found in 1855 • Co-ed high school • 1,455 students on 9 acres • $19,800/ year • 10 years of laptop carts • 3 years of iPad carts • 2 years of 1:1 iPads
  6. 6. All things being equal, the simplest explanation tends to be the right one.
  7. 7. 500 apps in 2008 850,000 May 16, 2013 June 2, 2014
  8. 8. All things being equal, the simplest explanation tends to be the right one.
  9. 9. Differentiating iPads and laptops
  10. 10. Strengths?Weaknesses?
  11. 11. iPad Laptop Researching Reading Typing Writing Drawing Recording Editing movies ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
  12. 12. “Taking notes on laptops rather than in longhand is increasingly common. Many researchers have suggested that laptop note taking is less effective than longhand note taking for learning. Prior studies have primarily focused on students’ capacity for multitasking and distraction when using laptops. The present research suggests that even when laptops are used solely to take notes, they may still be impairing learning because their use results in shallower processing. In three studies, we found that students who took notes on laptops performed worse on conceptual questions than students who took notes longhand. We show that whereas taking more notes can be beneficial, laptop note takers’ tendency to transcribe lectures verbatim rather than processing information and reframing it in their own words is detrimental to learning.”
  13. 13. Kyle Lambert, using the iPad and
  14. 14. iPad weaknesses • multitasking • extended typing • data siloing
  15. 15. Workflow between devices
  16. 16. • Easy, background synchronization • Easy file-sharing • Cross-platform • Widely-supported by app developers
  17. 17. • Free plan limited to 2 GB • No iWork support • Adds another file-storage location • Sometimes slow
  18. 18. iCloud Drive ContinuityAirDrop
  19. 19. iCloud Drive ContinuityAirDrop • One storage location • Sufficient size, reasonably priced • Can force sync • Not wifi-dependent • 3rd-party developer support • Not cross-platform
  20. 20. Learning Management System (LMS)
  21. 21. student view
  22. 22. teacher view
  23. 23. 66%
  24. 24. Use cases
  25. 25. Substitutions Substitutions you’ve seen?
  26. 26. Substitutions • Textbook consumption • Note-taking • Calculations • Report-writing
  27. 27. Substitutions • Textbook consumption • Note-taking • Calculations • Report-writing
  28. 28. University of British Columbia. "Interactive teaching methods help students master tricky calculus." ScienceDaily. ScienceD “The key to helping students learn complicated math is to unde
  29. 29. Substitutions • Textbook consumption • Note-taking • Calculations • Report-writing
  30. 30. Transformations Transformations you’ve seen?
  31. 31. Transformative • Blogging • Twitter • Still photos • Video • Textbook authoring • Universal access
  32. 32. Blogger Yahoo! Pipes Feedly
  33. 33. Twitter with #hashtags
  34. 34. http://bit.ly/1lnS2fe Live-tweeting the State of the Union Address
  35. 35. “Why are we all in the same space at the same time?”
  36. 36. Screencasting as window to metacognition
  37. 37. Transformation is not about the iPad — or any piece of technology
  38. 38. or some important learning tasks, but more important is
  39. 39. “So what should we say when children complete a task – say, math problems – quickly and perfectly? Should we deny them the praise they have earned? Yes. When this happens, I say, “Whoops. I guess that was too easy. I apologize for wasting your time. Let’s do something you can really learn from!”
  40. 40. Transformation is not about the iPad — or any piece of technology
  41. 41. So, what’s next?
  42. 42. Self-driving cars
  43. 43. Store with no physical items on shelves
  44. 44. Military exoskeleton
  45. 45. Flexible glass
  46. 46. Sensitive prosthetic
  47. 47. Bionic eye
  48. 48. 3D-printed casts
  49. 49. 5-years from now… what will be obsolete?
  50. 50. 10-years from now… what will be obsolete?
  51. 51. Competency-based Education: degrees based on what you can do, not how long you went Capella University
  52. 52. “The Online High School is a fully accredited, diploma granting, online independent school situated at Stanford University. Serving grades 7-12, the OHS prepares students from around the world for success both in life and in their future intellectual pursuits.” ore high schools become the independent bookstores to online h
  53. 53. Transformation is not about the iPad — or any piece of technology

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