What is an iPad? An iPad a new tablet developed by Apple. It is one of the best ways to experience the web, e-mail, videos, music, and much more. This new innovation will change our view of how technology is used in our lives. Would you like to experience the web with the touch of your fingers? The iPad has a search engine built in “Safari” touch the icon and you are on the web.E-mail is now at your finger tips. If you have more than one account you can view each of them. The iPad also has a photo album in which you can create and display images.Also, the iPad has video as, well as youtube and a built in iPod.
YouTube has been redesigned just for iPad. Tap the video you want to see and the video appears in full screen. Use your finger tip to play your video and pause at any point that you would like.In addition, the iPad has a built in iPod, no longer do you need a small musical device, your music is on your iPad.
There are free apps as well of apps that cost from .99 and up.
iBook app is on the track of replacing the Kindle. There are many free classical books you can download.
An iPad pen or keyboard can be purchased to help type on the iPad. In the note pad you can also write with your fingers.
With the app store you can download many different applications just for the iPad. If you are teaching about Jamestown, there is an app for it. The app store has many educational games and well as educational lessons. <br />App Store<br />
The iBook is an app that you can download from the app store. With the iBook app you can download books and read them right from your iPad with the tip of your finger.<br />iBooks<br />
You have a test tomorrow and you need to take notes, the notepad is at your finger tips, take out your iPad and start typing. <br />Notes<br />
Need<br />Students need a notebook, this is the notebook of the future. <br />E-books at the student’s finger tips.<br />Podcasting in just seconds.<br />Videos on demand.<br />E-mail within seconds<br />Students no longer have to have many different devices they need just one.<br />
Innovation-Decision Process Knowledge<br />What is an iPad?<br />How does an iPad work?<br />Is it easy to use?<br />
Innovation-Decision Process Persuasion<br />Combine reading with ibooks<br />Ease of download of apps<br />Many education apps <br />Podcast can be used on iPad<br />Mobile learning<br />21st century learning.<br />
Innovation-Decision Process Decision<br />Access to the internet<br />Surf the web<br />Download information such as apps, music, podcast, photos and videos.<br />Read or write blogs <br />
Innovation-Decision Process Implementation<br />Raise school profile<br />Read and write blogs and wiki’s <br />Reference information<br />Record and play back podcast<br />Research information for class work<br />
Innovation-Decision Process Confirmation<br />Teacher and students work together in creating podcast.<br />Students share globally by using e-pals<br />Teachers and students are using 21st century skills<br />
Timeline on the iPad<br />Jan 27, 2010 iPad is announced to the public.<br />March 5, 2010, announces iPads will go on sale April 3, 2010<br />April 3, 2010 goes on sale.<br />April 4, 2010 <br />300,000 iPad sold<br />1 million iPad apps downloaded<br />250,000 e-books downloaded<br />
Timeline continued<br />April 30, 2010, Wifi + 3 G iPad goes on sale in US.<br />May 3, 2010, 1 million iPads sold<br />May 28, 2010 iPad available in 9 counties<br />September 1, 2010, Apple introduces Airplay # wireless printing.<br />October 3, 2010, iPads can be purchased in Target and Walmart.<br />
Right now the Apple’s iPad is the only tablet of its kind, but there are other companies working to develop a tablet, some of these companies are Dell, Rim and Microsoft.<br />A big question about the iPad will it replace the PC, this is yet to be seen.<br />Threats<br />
Who are the Innovators<br />Justin Endicott<br />Donna England<br />Chris Harmon<br />Collaborated in December 2010<br />
Why Adopt?Relative Advantage<br />According to Rogers, the idea of relative advantage is the degree to which an innovation is perceived as better than the idea it supersedes. (Rogers, 2003)<br /><ul><li>Economic profitability
Social prestige</li></li></ul><li>Who likes the iPad?<br />
Key Change Agents<br />Technology Instructors<br />Media Center Specialist<br />Innovative Instructors<br />In West Virginia RESA<br />
Develop a need for change-<br />The media specialist starts change by pointing our new innovations that can create a more learner center classroom.<br />
Establish am Information Exchange Relationship-<br />Once the need for change has been created, then the media specialist can begin the process of change.<br />
Diagnose Problems<br />The key staff members will determine why the existing program is not working and we need change.<br />
Create an Intent to Change the Client<br />The key staff members and media specialist will develop an action plan to help interest grow in the use of iPads in the classroom. <br />
Translate an Intent into Action<br />Media Staff and Key players begin to build support groups to begin using the iPad while allowing time to teach staff how to incorporate the innovation.<br />
Stabilize Adoption and Prevent Discontinue<br />Media Specialize and technology members plus key members reinforce those members that have incorporate the new innovation<br />
Achieve a Terminal Relationship<br />Key members incorporate training and support so new members become self sufficient.<br />
Critical Mass <br />Critical Mass occurs at the point at which enough individuals in a system have adopted an innovation so that the innovation’s further rate of adoption becomes self-sustaining. <br />Rogers 2003, page 363<br />
Defining the Need<br />Action and reaction ebb and flow, trial and error, change-this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over confidence, fear, our of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope and progress. <br />
Allow for collaboration<br />Anywhere, Anytime, Access to <br />Learning<br />21st Century Learning<br />Optimizes study time.<br />
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore” (Andre Gide)<br />
References<br />www.apple.com<br />Gide, A. (2010). Retrieved February 3, 2011, from Think exist.com: http://thinkexist.com/quotation/man_cannot_discover_new_oceans_unless_he_has_the/1<br />iPad http://www1.teachertube.com/members/viewVideo.php?video_id=212401&title=iPad<br />iPad Envisioning – School Education http://www1.teachertube.com/members/viewVideo.php?video_id=184917<br />Jobs, S. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBhYxj2SvRI<br /> Rogers, E. M. (2003). Diffusion of innovations (5th ed.). New York, NY: Free Press.<br />University, W. C. (2010, Septemeber 30). West Chester University embarks on iPad Study. Retrieved January 15, 2011, from The Mercury: http://www.pottsmerc.com/articles/2010/09/30/life/doc4ca4a6aa61a1e240514271.txt<br />