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
Really well paced and loved that we had time to play.E.W.
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.
The activities were useful because I could do a project and implement it in a real classroom at the same time.B.S., Elementary Teacher
I am more aware of what is available and how to assist students in learning in new and exciting ways.J.B.
Kevin was a great instructor for this course. He understood the material and made the Saturday classes enjoyable.K.M.
If you are an experienced user, this course will take your knowledge to a higher level. There is something here for everyone to learn.S.H., Math Teacher
I will definitely use the information gathered in this course in my classroom. As well as the technology(iPADS) that will help engage my students.G.M., Math Teacher
I really enjoyed this course. I felt that it prepared me to use my iPad in my classroom and provided me with a plethora of useful resources that I can use to improve my instruction and assessment as well as increase engagement in my classroom.K.H., Language Arts Teacher
This course was great. I learned so much information about the iPad and can't wait to use them all in the classroom.J.S., 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
The iPad assignments were usable and valid for my classes.K.K.
This course is really great. Very informative. Lots of really fun apps that are cross curricular. James was a great instructor who adjusted to our needs. I would definitely take a course with him again.N.R., Librarian
I hope to use the iPad regularlyJ.A., Math Teacher
A wealth of information was shared with us. The instructor was pleasant, knowledgeable, and created a classroom environment that was relaxed and fun! I would highly recommend this to my colleagues.L.M.
He was great, super knowledgeable and friendly, he was helpful when I had questions and quick to respond.D.B., Art Teacher