Teaching with Tablet Computers


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Tablets are making their way into the classroom as a tool for instructors to use with students, to display content and to make learning more mobile. Come to this learning session to find out what tablets work best with our AV systems at VIU and obtain some tips and tricks on how to best to use tablets for teaching and learning. Facilitated by Michael Paskevicius, Learning Technologies Application Developer

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    1. 1. Teaching with Tablets Prepared by: Michael Paskevicius Learning Technologies Application Developer Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning Vancouver Island University Welcome to iPad for Dummies | Flickr - Photo Sharing! : taken from - http://www.flickr.com/photos/26646199@N05/6986804413/ Author: Wouter de Bruijn http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/deed.en the iOS family pile (2012) | Flickr - Photo Sharing! : taken from - http://www.flickr.com/photos/blakespot/6860486028/ Author: blakespot http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en Twitter on iPad | Flickr - Photo Sharing! : taken from - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pennwic/8254681239/lightbox/ Author: Weigle Information Commons http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.en
    2. 2. • Recognize growing trends in mobile device ownership • Reflect on modularity of tablet devices and varying input devices • Consider methods of instruction with mobile devices • Leave with some mobile apps to investigate further Learning outcomes for today’s session
    3. 3. A dream for many years • Telautograph (US Patent, 1888 ) • Calculator pad (Foundation by Isaac Asimov, 1951) • Opton (Return from the Stars by Stanislaw Lem, 1961) • Newspad (2001 Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke) • Padds (Star Trek The Next Generation, 1987-1994) Images sourced from http://commons.wikimedia.org
    4. 4. Tablets: Fastest Growing Mobile Device in History Huberty, et. al., 2011
    5. 5. Growth in tablet devices 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 2010 2011 2012e 2013e 2014e 2015e Shipments (Millions) Year (e = estimates) Tablet and PC Model Sales Model Desktops Notebooks Tablets Data sourced from Huberty, et. al., 2012 Question: Is the tablet a complement or a replacement for laptops and desktop computers?
    6. 6. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/apr/30/blackberry-chief-tablets-dead
    7. 7. http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/students-prefer-smartphones-and- laptops-to-tablets-study-finds/51999 “Tablets are for entertainment purposes, not for writing papers and doing class projects - key components of higher education. After graduation and getting a job, you can afford to splurge on entertainment.” Hanley, 2014 What trends do you see in your classrooms? Do you own or plan to purchase a tablet?
    8. 8. What do Tablets Afford us? Huberty, et. al., 2011
    9. 9. Tablet Purchase Intentions by Platform Windows 8 offers integration with existing institutional systems and business productivity with familiar Office suite Huberty, et. al., 2012
    10. 10. iPad with keyboard attachment Photo Credit: bfishadow licensed with creativecommons Microsoft Surface with keyboard Photo Credit: bfishadow licensed with creativecommons Samsung ATIV 11.6" SMART PC 500T Photo Credit: samsungtomorrow licensed with creativecommones
    11. 11. Mobile keyboard innovation http://minuum.com/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niV2KCkKmRw Minuum Keyboard http://www.android.com/whatsnew/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkjiMpN9hvA Android Gesture Typing http://dryft.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EAi5Hxoovo Dryft Keyboard
    12. 12. Speech to text input
    13. 13. Google Goggles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hhgfz0zPmH4 Scan books or objects for additional information on the web Scan text for translation to other languages
    14. 14. Connectivity Apple standard: Lightning port Android typical: Micro USB, HDMI Standard across all devices • Lightening provides power, connectivity, projection through adapters • Micro USB provides power, connectivity • HDMI provides projection • WiFi connectivity • Bluetooth • Audio output • Microphone built-in • Global Positioning System (GPS) Other options • SMS cards • Near field communication (NFC) • Infrared port
    15. 15. Ideas for teaching with tablets Level 1 Shared projection Level 2 Annotation Level 3 Capturing progression Level 4 Collaboration
    16. 16. Level 1: Shared projection DEMOfocus Mobile Technologies, Part 1 - Mediaspectrum, Inc. | Flickr - Photo Sharing! : taken from - http://www.flickr.com/photos/9025932@N08/4990316169/Author: The DEMO Conference http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.en Projecting a tablet device Tethered: • iPad to VGA adapter • HDMI mini output • HDMI to VGA convertor Untethered: • Apple TV / Widi • Wireless projectors • Intermediary software • Classroom presenter • Smoothboard Air 7 Things you should know about Projecting from Mobile Devices http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7082.pdf Photo Credit: _zand licensed with creativecommons
    17. 17. Level 2: Annotation IMG_4825 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! : taken from - http://www.flickr.com/photos/21507031@N04/492 4561077/ Author: Stanford EdTech http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc- nd/2.0/deed.en MS2011 iPad Handout | Flickr - Photo Sharing! : taken from - http://www.flickr.com/photos/21507031@N04/609 8154966/ Author: Stanford EdTech http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc- nd/2.0/deed.en UPAD App for Ipad (Video demo) • Capture handwriting and text for note taking • Annotate PDF and images then save and export as PNG/PDF via email, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive • Solid performance when used with Apple TV • Some issues with iOS multitouch MS Office on Surface • Excellent precision with Surface pen input device UPad App
    18. 18. Level 3: Capturing progression • Can record on screen movements and audio with screen recorder such as Educreations or Screenchomp • Video files typically hosted on cloud servers in US Educreations Screenchomp Adobe Voice • Turn your tablet into a document camera Belkin Stage
    19. 19. Level 4: Collaboration • Create, brainstorm and edit documents Google Docs Polls.IO Microsoft Office Mobile Evernote • Create and run audience response systems via Polls.io
    20. 20. http://wordpress.viu.ca/apps4education
    21. 21. Forestry iPad Project • Reduce textbook purchase costs for students: students will be offered free and/or openly licensed digital textbooks • Mirror industry standard practices from the field: iPads is industry standard device for the collection of data in the field • Enable collaborative learning in the classroom: allow students to use iPads for group work in class and share projector iPad Investigation - Field Mapping on an iPad 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/megstewart/6744596697/) / CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/) http://www2.viu.ca/forestry/ChairsWelcome.asp
    22. 22. Discussion • Teaching device or student learning (consuming) device? • Where do tablets fit best in education? • Best practices for using tablets? • Your experience using tablets for instruction or collaboration?
    23. 23. Tablets in our Centre • Samsung ATIV 11.6" SMART PC 500T • Samsung Galaxy Note • iPod Touch Fifth Generation • Apple iPad (Mini, Air) • Acer Iconia 10.1" Windows 8 Tablet • Asus VIVOTab Smart • Microsoft Surface Pro • HTC 8X Smartphone https://mediawiki.viu.ca/wiki/Tablets,_Recordi ng_Devices_and_Hardware http://www.viu.ca/ciel/teachlearn/LITE-Grant- Information/index.asp
    24. 24. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Canada License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/ca/ Prepared by: Michael Paskevicius Learning Technologies Application Developer Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning michael.paskevicus@viu.ca Follow me: http://twitter.com/mpaskevi Blog: http://wordpress.viu.ca/edtechdev/ Presentations: http://www.slideshare.net/mpaskevi
    25. 25. References • Cui, L. (2013) 21 Android tablet uses: What iPad's competitors bring to classrooms. Education Dive, Aug. 14, 2013. http://www.educationdive.com/news/21-android-tablet-uses-what- ipads-competitors-bring-to-classrooms/144318/) • Huberty, K., Lipacis, M., Holt, A., Gelblum, E., Devitt, S., Swinburne, B., Meunier, F., Han, K., Wang, F., Lu, J., Chen, G., Lu, B., Ono, M., Nagasaka, M., Yoshikawa. K. & Schneider, M. (2011) Tablet Demand and Disruption: Mobile Users Come of Age. Morgan Stanley Research http://www.morganstanley.com/views/perspectives/tablets_demand.pdf • Huberty, K., Holt, A., Moore, J., Devgan, S., Meunier, F., Gelblum, E.,Devitt, S., Lu, J., Chen, G., Shih, S., Kim, S. & Yoshikawa. K. (2012) Tablet Landscape Evolution: Window(s) of Opportunity. Morgan Stanley Research http://www.morganstanley.com/views/perspectives/ • Lepi, K. (2012) 50 Free Android Apps Being Used In Education Right Now. Edudemic Connecting Education & Technology, October 10, 2012. http://www.edudemic.com/50-free- android-apps-being-used-in-education-right-now/ • Comparison of tablet computers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_tablet_computers
    26. 26. http://classroompresenter.cs.washington.edu/ Appendix A: Untethered annotation: Classroom presenter Requires: • Networked instructor station attached to projector • Mobile device on same network • App on both devices (Windows only)
    27. 27. http://www.smoothboard.net/ Appendix B: Untethered annotation: Smoothboard AirRequires: • Networked instructor station attached to projector • Mobile device on same network • App on projected device only (Windows only) • Connects any device with a browser on same internet connection • Students can view presentation media on their screen in browser using IP address and security code • You can also grant/revoke control and annotation to remote devices
    28. 28. Appendix C: Mobile device policies? • Strategies for classroom management – Walk around room to survey device usage – Define protocol for cell phone use – Use devices in learning design – Ask questions of devices – Get students to Google supplemental information – If caught using inappropriately student brings food for class • Some say phones are the real issue more distracting, not tablets http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/story/2013/08/22/tby- thunderbay-bring-your-own-mobile-device-to-school.html http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story /2013/08/17/toronto-cell-phone-ban.html