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
The assistants were so friendly, patient, and willing to help at all times. This was the first course I took that had assistants and they were invaluable.H.H.
The iBooks Author session by Anne Johnston was great. I think with the move towards electronic media resources it was a great session to have for our class. She was extremely knowledgeable in iBooks Author.R.L., Social Studies Teacher
Great course! I have convinced my co-workers to take it and they want to after seeing the amazing things I am able to do with just 1 iPad in the room!J.Z., Elementary Teacher
This was one of the most interesting graduate classes I have taken. The activities allowed us to create resources we can use in class this year. The instructor was very motivating and helpful.M.R., Language Arts Teacher
This course was excellent. It taught me so much about the iPad that I can take back and use in my classroom. I would say this course is a must for any educator who wants to implement iPads in their classroom.A.R., Elementary Teacher
The course directly related to the classroom and ways we can improve instruction by challenging students to create lessons with today's technology.D.H.
A lot of great information on using iPads inK.M., Special Education Teacher
I learned a lot from this course! I would recommend that anyone who gets an iPad in their classroom be required to take the course.A.R., Elementary Teacher
Jim [Gates] was phenomenal. He was extremely knowledgeable not only about the iPad, but all of the apps he introduced. He always had answers to our questions, and if he didn't know, he did some research and got back to us.K.S., Elementary Teacher
Best technology course I've ever taken. Not only do you get an iPad but you also learn how to use it and use it well in your subject area. Time to explore was very appreciated. Instructors very helpful & friendly.M.M.
This provided me with the tools and ideas to utilize this iPad in my class. Every teacher should take this course.J.B., Math Teacher
Letting the students create.J.L., Elementary Teacher
Information is ready to apply immediately.J.T., Reading Specialist
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
This was an excellent course on ways to utilize iPads in the classroom.S.T., Elementary Teacher