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 will use the iPads in new ways to enhance student learning and help manage my classroom better.M.S., Elementary Teacher
Greatly, everything I created during this course I have, or will be using in my class. This course also really opened my thinking and ideas and gave me major confidence.A.G., Social Studies Teacher
This was an excellent course on ways to utilize iPads in the classroom.S.T., Elementary Teacher
I thoroughly enjoyed taking this course and had many useful takeaways that I can apply within my profession.R.S.
Great course at the perfect pace. Extremely useful content that I can apply immediate in my school and home lives.J.R., Elementary Teacher
I think the instructor, Kevin did a fantastic job. He had high expectations, yet made the course manageable, interesting and fun. I would highly recommend this course.D.J., Science Teacher
I greatly enjoyed this course. It was the perfect amount of information given to a variety of skill and comfort levels. I was very comfortable with the iPad prior to the course, but did not feel that I was too advanced for the class and novices were not left behind.S.M., Music Teacher
Looking forward to using ideas from this class in my classroomM.W., Elementary Teacher
I feel this course was very informative and helpful. It introduced me to a number of apps to help me provide better instruction in the classroom.E.B., Social Studies Teacher
Aside from the iPad - the depth and breadth of knowledge shared about apps, how-tos, and unwavering support from Fred.K.N.
Best class that Eduspire has to offer......the projects are fun and entertaining.S.B.
Hands on work of appsM.O.
This course will highly impact literacy workstations in my classroom. Now, I will be able to use effective apps to enhance learning or demonstrate understanding.A.C., Elementary Teacher
I believe I can take away a lot of iPad knowledge and useful applicationsJ.D., Elementary Teacher