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 64GB iPad is included in the course. You will have the option to upgrade the memory to 256GB for an additional charge. The iPad provided, 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 many useful tools that I was able to implement in my classroom immediately.L.D., Language Arts Teacher
It was a great course. I would highly recommend this course to my peers.M.H.
I feel like I learned things that the students are actually interested in learning about and can use for any class.B.S., World Languages Teacher
I enjoyed learning how to implement this into my classroom as my school goes 1:1 with the iPads.E.T., Elementary Teacher
Mr. Gates was an excellent instructor...made it easy and fun to learn! He answered all in class and online questions promptly and patiently. He really made the class stress free while making sure we learned a lot.B.P., Science Teacher
I learned a lot and will probably work on this all summer.M.F., Language Arts Teacher
This class was helpful and provided many ways, techniques, and ideas to use iPads.C.D., Special Education Teacher
I liked learning about how to use the iPad. There is a balance between learning time and application.B.B., Science Teacher
I think iPads in Education is a fantastic course to introduce educators to the possibilities of incorporating technology into their classrooms.T.H.
I enjoyed learning how to use the iPad in my classroom. When considering all the courses I have ever taken, it fell in the top margin. I enjoyed some of my graduate courses and so it falls right up there with those classes.C.M.
Loved the breakout session led by James Gates - they were extremely informative and easy to follow!T.M., Social Studies Teacher
I intend to use the air server to guide my lessons seamlesslyJ.D.
I thought the course took a lot of time to do the assignments well, but in the end it was worth the effort. I learned a great deal about the functionality of the iPad and some awesome apps to get students creatively demonstrating the understanding of various topics.K.H.
I loved this course!! I learned so many vital apps and techniques of how to set up an ipad. This was a very informative course.J.P., Elementary Teacher
I learned a lot that I can take back to the classroom. I liked the zoom sessions because it made an online class seem more interactiveK.S., Language Arts Teacher