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 or select a 128GB iPad Mini 4 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
This course went way beyond what I expected. Having previously owned an iPad, I never knew half of the things available on the iPad alone, without even including the apps you can purchase/download.e.s., Special Education Teacher
I wasn't sure what to expect but what I didn't expect was to be blown away!J.S.
I will be taking lots of the resources back to class and colleaguesK.S., Language Arts Teacher
Great speaker with awesome ideas - excellent opportunity!E.F., Librarian
Mr. Gates was fabulous. He was patient and dealt with glitches in equipment with little difficulty. His "no stress" motto helped me a lot!A.D., Elementary Teacher
The course offered a lot of useful information and helped one learn how to incorporate the use of an iPad into the classroom setting.A.H., Special Education Teacher
I learned so many different apps and uses for my iPad.K.S., Reading Specialist
This course was excellent. It was a great way to learn about new apps and different ways to integrate the iPads in the classroom, especially since our district will be going 1:World. It was paced well and provided a ton of resources.E.E.
This course was very practical even to a first time iPad user. Kevin is an amazing,patient, thorough instructor. I would definitely take another course taught by him or recommend him to a friend.J.P., Special Education Teacher
I am already using the different applications that we learned in the class. It is extremely valuable and relevant.E.R., Elementary Teacher
Great intro course to get me started on my iPads at schoolC.K., Elementary Teacher
This course was great and I truly feel like I learned about several ways to better implement the iPad in my classroom.L.K., Special Education Teacher
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
As an instructional technology coach, this class has provided me a huge list of possibilities to offer my teachers in a wide range of purposes.D.R., Administrator
Jim is an amazing instructor who is very knowledgable and enthusiastic about education. Not only do you learn about the iPad, you learn about using it in education, which is the goal. You learn not just the pro's, but the con's, and the problems that will assist many districts in decision-making about purchasing or not purchasing iPads.J.K.