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 loved how hands on it was. I loved the use of zoom, it helped me feel connected although it was an online class. I loved how I could apply everything I was learning right to my teaching practice.R.H., Elementary Teacher
Excellent course. Instructor was very knowledgeable.T.K., Special Education Teacher
I learned how to use various apps for my classroom and was able to begin implementing activities immediately with my students.M.M.
I got so much out of this class, I can't wait to start using the iPad in my class!J.C., Elementary Teacher
This class was extremely eye opening to the true power the iPad holds.S.M.
I know how to use an iPad and have used them in the classroom. However, I felt like I was just beginning to know how to leverage them to transform the learning. This course helped me see possibility.A.M., Elementary Teacher
This class helped me see the overall philosophy behind using iPads in the classroom. Much deeper than technology for the sake of technology.R.S., Math Teacher
Jim was very well versed and current in iPads. He provided fantastic tutorials that I can go back and reference. He created a community of learners through the forums and within the classroom.L.G., Elementary Teacher
Loved the time to play. That is what we do not get at our district level trainings.M.B., Elementary Teacher
The fact that I was given an iPad was awesome! We were able to explore so many apps and learn how to use them.J.W., Science Teacher
I felt this class was excellent in demonstrating such a variety of ways to integrate the use of the iPad in the classroom. We received instruction on the use of the ipad itself, as well as getting to practice using the apps in meaningful ways ourselves, before trying them with our students.T.G., World Languages Teacher
Lots of information, all of which has been very useful for enhancing instruction and student engagement.J.J.
Overall, this was a great course and I learned a lot of valuable information I will be using in my classroom. Jim Gates was an excellent instructor and I would definitely take another course with him.L.R.
Excellent course. I recommend it to any teacher. Very knowledgable instructor.J.M., Art Teacher
I realized that I had more background knowledge using iPads than originally thought. During this three day course, I learned so much about iPad integration in the classroom. I will be able to support instruction in the areas of ELA in my role as a literacy coach.C.K.
|Location||Course Start Date||Registration Deadline||Sem|
|Online||Apr 08, 2020 9:12 AM||Mar 29, 2020 9:12 AM||Spring|