Ipads in the classrooms
Lets jump on the bandwagon!
What are the advantages of iPads in the classrooms?
As iPads continue to invade classrooms all over the United States, the schools that have not already integrated them as learning tools are starting to feel an increasing pressure to allow iPads in the classroom.
Why are iPads so cool in the classrooms?
The introduction of the iPad, with its easy to manipulate touch screen technology, has allowed even very young children to take advantage of a computer. Its portable format and fast load-up time has made it possible for them to be used easily in the classroom.
What is is cost savings between the device, books, paper, etc, when you use iPads in a classroom?
Each year millions of schools are spending a lot of money on text books. With iPads you are able to save money each year.
What about special needs and accessibility features? Does iPads help them in the classrooms?
A growing collection of apps provides options for parents and educators looking for a solution to address a specific need. New apps are released every day, and many of them have been developed by parents of children with special needs who were not satisfied with the other apps on the market. The variety of apps that are available gives the iPad a degree of flexibility that is often missing in other technologies - See more at: http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/apps-special-needs-disabilities-assistive-technology-students.shtml#sthash.b3i0z03q.dpuf
Teacher Garbriel Alvarez is an early adopter at Mecca Elementary who talks about how he uses the iPad in his classroom and how he evaluates an effective iPad application. Check it out!
Today’s students are growing up as digital natives. Technology is a daily part of their lives, so not taking advantage of using these mobile devices as learning tools that students are already interested in and comfortable using makes no sense. Many schools and school districts all over the United States are seeing the benefits of using mobile devices such as iPads in the classroom and are now planning to bring this technology in the classrooms through programs like 1:1 (1 device per student) and BYOD (bring your own device).