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Jason Weber and Paul Chepolis describe the terrific potential of the iPad in education—while also cutting through the hype and acknowledging the realities of challenges organizations must face to successfully deploy these devices.

Originally presented at NJASA/NJSBA Spring 2012.

Jason Weber and Paul Chepolis describe the terrific potential of the iPad in education—while also cutting through the hype and acknowledging the realities of challenges organizations must face to successfully deploy these devices.

Originally presented at NJASA/NJSBA Spring 2012.

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iPads in Education: From Pilot to Performance

  1. 1. iPads Pilot to Performance From potential to results
  2. 2. 2 Why?
  3. 3. 2 Why are you interested in the iPad? Why?
  4. 4. 2 Why are you interested in the iPad? What do you hope to gain from introducing any Why? technology resource into the classroom?
  5. 5. 2 Why are you interested in the iPad? What do you hope to gain from introducing any Why? technology resource into the classroom? Efficiency and effectiveness
  6. 6. 3 Jason Weber Director of Technology Paul Chepolis Intro Assistant Director of Technology Clinton Township School District iPad implementation in 2010
  7. 7. 4 Insanely Great • Affordability • Capabilities • Versatility • App Model
  8. 8. 4 Insanely Great • Affordability • Capabilities Potential to break down barriers to • Versatility learning • App Model
  9. 9. 5 The iPad is a computer ... but different. Changes and challenges: Challenges • Operational • Instructional
  10. 10. 6 Understand true costs $399 plus ... • Keyboard/Case • Cart Budget • • Controller/server Accessories • Software • “Consumables” • Insurance
  11. 11. 6 Understand true costs $399 plus ... • Keyboard/Case • Cart Budget • • Controller/server Accessories • Software True cost closer to $700. Depreciate over x years. • “Consumables” • Insurance
  12. 12. 7 Technology Acceptance • Decentralized • Compatibility • No user accounts • Existing environment • 1:1 assumption • Productivity suite • Remote management • Wiki • Evolving tools • Bandwidth • Annual cycle • Security
  13. 13. 8 • “Taxpayers” • “Apple bling” • Consumer device • Unprecedented Public adoption rate • Focus on lower costs and instructional appropriateness
  14. 14. 9 From Operations To Instruction • Operational readiness is necessary, but not sufficient for a successful deployment • True measure of success is improvement in instructional practice • Focus on how these devices make for more efficient and effective instruction
  15. 15. 10 • Resources • Assessment • Content creation Elements • Communication of Instruction • Collaboration • Personalization
  16. 16. 11 • Web-enabled • Local network Resources • Electronic texts • E-publications
  17. 17. 12 • Classroom polling • Demonstration of Assessment comprehension • Student portfolios
  18. 18. 13 • Productivity (iWork) Content • Multimedia (iLife) • Student portfolios Creation
  19. 19. 14 • Wiki • Email • Messaging Communication • Content sharing & Collaboration • Critical feedback • Curation
  20. 20. 15 • Differentiation Personalization • Accessibility • Applications
  21. 21. 16 Evaluate • Measure the contribution of the tool based on how much it improves the efficiency and effectiveness of each of these elements. • Don’t get distracted by massive application catalog. • Focus on functions. • Not a “magic bullet”. The best instructional resource is still the teacher. iPad is a catalyst.
  22. 22. 17 We understand the operational needs, and the role of the device in the classroom, now what? Staff Development • Get the right people in the • Informal pilot right seats • Academy • Instructional focus, passion, innovative spirit—risk takers • Pull-in model • “Champions” • “Breadcrumbs”
  23. 23. 18 • Pilot until comfortable. • Start with a manageable group, Expectations your “seed”. • Focus on getting it right, rather than effect size.
  24. 24. 19 What do you hope to gain from introducing any technology resource into the classroom? Efficiency and effectiveness. Why? Applies to ANY classroom technology. Successful use requires harmony of instructional goals, budget feasibility, support, and leadership.
  25. 25. 20 A copy of this presentation will be available on: Q&A LDontech.com Logiki.com

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