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I pads and ipods in the classroom

  1. 1. iPads and iPods in the Classroom Joyce Moore INST 6031 Summer 2011
  2. 2. Advantages: <ul><li>High student engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Battery will last for 8 to 10 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Lightweight </li></ul><ul><li>Portable </li></ul><ul><li>Less time to start up than laptops </li></ul><ul><li>(Quillen, 2011) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Disadvantages: <ul><li>Devices are still new and Apple is still revising them </li></ul><ul><li>Apple products are not compatible with Adobe Flash Player </li></ul><ul><li>No file structure for saving work </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers are still learning how to use them </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to overload lessons </li></ul><ul><li>(Quillen, 2011) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Uses in Classroom <ul><li>High school computing program </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight key vocabulary words for reading </li></ul><ul><li>Book publishing projects </li></ul><ul><li>Math workstations </li></ul><ul><li>(Quillen, 2011) </li></ul>
  5. 5. More Uses in the Classroom <ul><li>Listening to books being read </li></ul><ul><li>Making video/audio presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Practice sight words </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance any curriculum area with drill and practice or extensions </li></ul>
  6. 6. Abilene Christian University in Texas iPad pilot program – Student’s experience <ul><li>More convenient </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoyed using them for collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Gave them experience for their future careers </li></ul><ul><li>(Schaffhauser, 2011) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Abilene Christian University in Texas iPad pilot program – Professor’s experience <ul><li>Increased class participation </li></ul><ul><li>Increased student involvement and interest </li></ul><ul><li>Increased contact between students and professors </li></ul><ul><li>(Schaffhauser, 2011) </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Are we ready to replace printed textbooks with digital ones? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Not yet. Why? <ul><li>Professors want a variety of textbooks to choose from for their courses </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of the digital textbook plus the reader makes it too expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Professors want the digital textbooks to be much more than just the words on a computer screen </li></ul><ul><li>(Schaffhauser, 2011) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Until then: <ul><li>Continue to find ways to use iPads and iPods to enhance student learning </li></ul><ul><li>Use your imagination! </li></ul>
  11. 11. A final word on why we should use iPads and iPods in the classroom: <ul><li>“ It keeps them engaged so they focus on what we are learning over time” - Maria Kisner, Third grade teacher, Warren County, Virginia (quoted by Luther, 2011). </li></ul>
  12. 12. Resources <ul><li>Luther, M.K. (2011, May 26). Warren teachers putting iPods to use in classroom. NVDaily.com. Retrieved from http://www.nvdaily.com/news/2011/05/warren-teachers-putting-ipods-to-use-in-classroom.php </li></ul><ul><li>Schaffhauser, D. (2011, June 15). Is the iPad ready to replace the printed textbook? Campus Technology . Retrieved from http://campustechnology.com/articles/2011/06/15/is-the-ipad-ready-to-replace-the-printed-textbook.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Quillen, I. (2011, June 15). Educators evaluate learning benefits of iPad. Digital Directions, 04 (03), 38, 40-41 . Retrieved from http://www.edweek.org/dd/articles/2011/06/15/03mobile.h04.html?tkn=SLQFwFfpimLBJITf6n%2Fu9Wd%2F9azw68BJ6ylc </li></ul>

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