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 enjoyed this course! I was someone who has had brief interactions with the ipad, but never owned one before. I found the pace of this course very comfortable, and the instructor, James Gates, was always available to answer any questions I had. This course showed me what an ipad is capable of and gave me so many ideas to bring back to my classroom.M.P., Elementary Teacher
I thought this course provided some great information that I can actually use in my teaching.D.T.
This course was by far the best grad course I've taken. There was so much opportunity to explore and grow professionally.R.C., Math Teacher
I have so many ideas of new technology ideas for both me and my student to use.J.T., Social Studies Teacher
Jim's enthusiasm gave the course a positive environment.C.A., Science Teacher
The instructors were excellent. We covered a wide variety of topics that included all areas of iPad use including the equipment, the apps, blogs/online help, and many practical classroom applications.B.L., Administrator
I think that this course was full of useful tips and apps to use to supplement your curriculum and make learning engaging and fun!M.B., Language Arts Teacher
Mr. Gates was wonderful! I couldn't have asked for a better teacher. He was very patient, kind and understanding. He made everyone feel relaxed and comfortable.B.E., Elementary Teacher
I thought the course served as an excellent introductory survey for teachers looking to introduce iPads in their classrooms.A.M., Social Studies Teacher
A lot of great information on using iPads inK.M., Special Education Teacher
I gained a lot of knowledge in regards to incorporating iPads into classroom instruction.D.T.
I really enjoyed this class. Please keep them coming as they are definitely worth the investment of time and money.R.L., Social Studies Teacher
Very good course. I learned a lot.S.G., Elementary Teacher
I really enjoyed this course. I was familiar with the iPad before the course, but I feel very confident to take this back to my class and use it with the students.A.M., Science Teacher
I appreciate how knowledgeable everyone was about the iPad and its value.J.M.