iPads for Teaching and Learning
The trend sweeping the nation!
What are the advantages?
When used appropriately an iPad can be a very resourceful tool for every classroom. This one tool can unlock each student's individual creativity and help to motivate them to complete tasks. The iPad can be set up for individual students and their personal needs. It gives the teacher another source for assessment of the student’s knowledge.
Why are schools jumping on the iPad bandwagon?
There is too much evidence on the improvement of student's knowledge to not jump on this bandwagon. The research shows marked improvement in all areas of testing. All schools are looking to not only improve their test scores but also improve student learning.
What’s so cool about an iPad?
The iPad is considered cool because it is the new norm in technology that is being used in their personal lives already. The students feel excited using a device they are comfortable about. They get an intimate connection from the personable use of it.
What about the entertainment value?
The entertainment value is also a key factor in the use of it. The students will use most apps and not even feel like they are learning. The lessons are set up in fun and interactive games.
- There are 65,000 educational apps.
- 82% of all web traffic is from tablets.
- 86% of students believe iPads can help them study.
- 8 million iPads have been sold to educators.
- 75% of students say iPads improved their education.
- 2,300 school districts nationwide are using iPads .
- 55% of students wish teachers would use the iPad more in the classroom.
Advantages of iPads in Education
iPads in the Classroom
Sketching over images
This allows students to label parts of any given picture. Could be very useful in science.
This is a free app that allows students to create digital flashcards. They can then quiz themselves and play games to enhance learning.
This app allows you to open your classroom up for collaboration with classrooms across the world.
Sketching over images
This app allows for endless amount of videos to support any lesson.
With the addition of a microphone students could easily participate in a classroom podcast.
This app allows students to get very creative as they create their own book.