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 thoroughly enjoyed taking this course and had many useful takeaways that I can apply within my profession.R.S.
The course was a real eye opener for me. I didn't realize the Apps that were available to help create such a stimulating and engaging classroom environment.J.B.
Very informative and relevant!T.G., Special Education Teacher
I'm super excited to use the apps. Our school also just moved to full day k so I feel confident I can use the iPads on a daily basis.J.R.
Kevin McGuire: Very effective educator.R.H.
The screen casting portion of this course was most valuable to me.E.B., Social Studies Teacher
I walked away with a wealth of information.D.H., Reading Specialist
One of the most informative technology courses I have experienced - far superior to a lot of in-services.M.G., Music Teacher
Great course. There were so many different usable ideas that were presented. The make up of the group was great. We had teachers that were new to technology, experts and even administrators that gave a different point of view.A.E., Social Studies Teacher
I don't know where to begin. My depth of knowledge is way beyond the surface! I can't say enough!!S.S., Special Education Teacher
Fantastic!!! Almost everything we looked at in class is something I can use in my classroom. Great use of our time.R.W., Elementary Teacher
Excellent for helping the reluctant learners to try, risk and problem solve. Many levels of learning for all.C.H., Elementary Teacher
The course was extremely relevant to our classroom environment, regardless of what age group we teach. I learned a ton of new applications that created a hands on learning experience which was authentic.E.R., Elementary Teacher
This course opened me up to a lot of resources that I did not know about before and will be able to use in my day to day teaching.S.C., Science Teacher
Excellent course with great applicable material. One of the best courses I've taken.J.H., Language Arts Teacher