EDU 960 iPads in Education
Explores the broad applications and utility of the iPad as a classroom teaching device. Practical instruction provides strategies and skills for effective classroom integration.
This intensive course is designed for classroom educators to explore, and practice with, the Apple iPad and how the integration of this device into their practice impacts their teaching, student learning, and classroom dynamics. Tools/apps to be explored and used, for example, range from grade and content specific apps to “office” apps, from iBooks to Book Creator, and from movie creation to presentation apps, and much more. Students will also learn the complex nature of how to manage the workflow from student to teacher and back. Within a peer learning model, students will design, implement and evaluate a classroom activity that incorporates one or more apps.
A 32GB iPad is included in the course. You will have the option to upgrade the memory to 128GB for an additional charge. The iPad 6, which is included in your tuition, is compatible with the Apple Pencil (not included).
Note that participation in this course requires wireless home internet access to be able to complete the assignments.
*Participants in the online version of the course will have several mandatory, synchronous, video conference sessions. The dates and times are listed on each course registration page.
See what other educators are saying about this course
I learned a great deal in the class and will be able to apply what I learned immediately.C.W., Reading Specialist
Very well thought out and organized. The content was very interesting and fun to use.L.Y., Elementary Teacher
The content of the course was applicable to all the various levels in education. It was also designed to accommodate those who were very new with working with an iPad and those who were more comfortable.L.G., Elementary Teacher
I expect to fully implement iPad apps in my classroom.D.H., Elementary Teacher
I found this course to be very valuable and I enjoyed the online meeting sessions.E.S., Elementary Teacher
I am very inexperienced with technology, so I was very apprehensive about taking technology courses. The instructor was very helpful, and I was able to leave feeling more confident with the IPad and the benefits of using them in the classroom.J.M., Special Education Teacher
This course has been greatly beneficial to me. I am going to be walking away from this course knowing that I can immediately apply all that I have learned.A.C., Special Education Teacher
Fantastic!!! Almost everything we looked at in class is something I can use in my classroom. Great use of our time.R.W., Elementary Teacher
I believe I will use many tools and apps that I learned in this course.M.W.
I learned that when using an iPad in education there are many global apps that can be used. Before I took the course I thought discipline specific apps were the most important feature of the iPad. I was wrong.W.H., Math Teacher
This course was very valuable. I enjoyed the pacing, instructor, and the ideas presented.S.S., Elementary Teacher
I received a wealth of knowledge about the iPad and its apps. I'm excited to get rolling at school.K.F., Elementary Teacher
It is quite clear that a lot of intense planning, organization and hard work went into creating this course. I am proud to be a part of such an innovative and inspirational program. The educator training that Eduspire provides is top-notch. You won't find anything like this in your average grad class! Thank you very much and kudos to you all!T.G., World Languages Teacher
I would take a course from James Gates even if he was just teaching about watching paint dry.T.M., Social Studies Teacher
I really learned a lot about how to use the iPad and some ways I can incorporate iPad use in my classroom.L.R., Elementary Teacher