iPad Oddities (Quirks, Challenges & Successes in Using iPads in Class)

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February 21, 2014

iPad Oddities (Quirks, Challenges & Successes in Using iPads in Class)

This session is in three parts: First, My dream setup for using iPads in the Classroom (Successes); Second, Strategies for overcoming the hurdles (Challenges); Third, New and exciting uses for iPads from researchers, developers and other teachers! A fast-paced, fun session!

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Derek Keenan

February 21, 2014
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  1. Derek Keenan! Rocky View Schools @mrdkeenan mrkeenan@gmail.com mrkeenan.ca iPad Oddities

    (Quirks, Challenges & Successes in Using iPads in Class) This session will take three parts: First, My dream setup for using iPads in the Classroom (Successes); Second, Strategies for overcoming the hurdles (Challenges); Third, New and exciting uses for iPads from researchers, developers and other teachers! A fast-paced, fun session!
  2. What does this ad conjure up for educators?

  3. My Journey Using iOS and iPads • 2009 technology innovation

    fund grant for class set of iPod touches for High School English • 2010 a second grant for class set of iPads • 2011 third grant for virtual worlds (see my other presentation!)! • 2012 moved to Elementary
  4. My Classroom • Walked into the former library in fall

    2012 with no white boards, no tech, no bulletin board. • My principal asked me what I needed… • First steps
  5. What do iPads offer?

  6. iPad Oddities in Three Parts 1. My dream setup for

    using one or many iPad(s) in the classroom 2. Challenges and strategies to overcome them 3. Some innovative ideas and uses for these tools in the classroom.
  7. The Ingredients… • An Apple TV • An iPad •

    A Projector • VGA to HDMI Adaptor (if necessary) • Airport Express
  8. Multiple iPads in the Classroom • A class set is

    a wonderful idea, and can be amazing for students • Think about storage systems and costs:
  9. Challenges • Funding • Look for grants, fundraising dollars or

    sponsors
  10. Challenges • Network • Keep a ‘separate’ network for iPads

    or turn off Wifi
  11. Challenges • Sharing iPads • Before moving to class sets,

    put a few in each room http://www.learningandleading-digital.com/ learning_leading/20111201?pg=24#pg24
  12. Challenges • Apps and Purchasing • Volume Purchasing Program (official

    purchasing program) • iTunes (can at times make process simpler)
  13. Challenges • Student Distraction • Talk about digital citizenship •

    Have a plan in place • Processes are key • No gaming on school iPads
  14. Geddit Student response system

  15. Three Ring Collect Evidence of Learning

  16. Google Apps Groupwork goes live anywhere, anytime

  17. Apps and Resources Sites for Apps and resources: https://www.appolearning.com http://appadvice.com/apps/new/education/free/all/1

    http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile-computing/ tablets/70-best-free-ipad- apps-2013-692418#articleContent
  18. Questions and Discussion…

  19. Why do we need to care about iPads and Technology

    in Education?