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 really learned a lot from this class. It went well beyond a "basics intro to ipads" and allowed me to see how I could use the ipad to improve my teaching and interactions with students.S.S.
I have taken many graduate courses and by far I feel like I have learned more in this class than any other. I came in being completely uncomfortable with iPads and now feel like I am ready to start actually using them productively in my classroom.K.S., Elementary Teacher
The instruction was excellent and very informative. I went from never having picked up an iPad to feeling fairly competent using one and being excited about using one in the classroom. Also good mix of fun apps with useful, educational apps.D.R., Language Arts Teacher
I especially enjoyed James' ability to be calm with all learners and adapt the agenda as necessary. He adjusted without much worry to make sure that all learners gained from the class.T.M., Social Studies 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
Tom, you are amazing at what you do and your information was so valuable. You really know how to work with a group of teachers. You are very good at connecting with us and sharing information that would be useful to us in the classroom. You are also very patient and I applaud you for that.N.G., Math Teacher
Loved the course. I learned a lot of useful tools for the classroom and for students.L.D., Art Teacher
I learned a lot about the iPad and how to effectively use it in the classroom.J.B., Elementary Teacher
Paced perfectly to accommodate different learners and expertise.W.D., Social Studies Teacher
This was the first course that allowed me to come away with hands-on application for my classroom.J.A., Elementary Teacher
I cannot believe how much I have learned about the iPad in such a short amount of time. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in implementing iPads.S.G., Elementary Teacher
Course was very informative! The instructor provided meaningful assignments.J.M.
I never used a touch pad before and I was able to go through everything just fine. When I was lost, there was always someone there to help me.N.J.
I was so pleased I took the course. The teachers were so helpful and I have taken away a lot of valuable technological information to take back to my students.C.S.
Very useful information that I can most definitely apply to my teaching.T.D., Elementary Teacher