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 thought I knew a lot about iPads but I learned so much to apply to my classroom.C.F., Elementary Teacher
This course was very informative and benefited my instruction as well as student engagement while demonstrating understanding.H.H., Elementary Teacher
Not only introduced many uses of the iPad, but the assignments also created competency in application of apps.J.D., Math Teacher
It was extremely beneficial to have time to work through a lot of these apps. It is always important to have time to manage and work through new technology.K.F., Math Teacher
I felt this course was extremely useful and hands-on. I learned A LOT.C.B., Elementary Teacher
I cannot wait to try what I learned in my classroom with my students.K.E., Elementary Teacher
The apps were incredible. I can't wait to use them in my classroom.S.T., Elementary Teacher
I feel that now I can utilize the ipad everyday in my class whereas before I did just every now and then.T.H., Science Teacher
After being out of the classroom for many years to raise our kids, this course was very helpful in getting myself up to date. This is especially necessary to prepare for the push to mass customized learning.J.B.
I am already using the different applications that we learned in the class. It is extremely valuable and relevant.E.R., Elementary Teacher
The most valuable part of this course was that every module had practical use in the classroom.A.C., Language Arts Teacher
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
The pace of the course was excellent. The information presented was very helpful.M.R.
It will help me take the step from modification to redefinition.S.M., Music Teacher
I enjoyed having to learn about different apps. It really forced you to have to use the iPad to learn what it can do. I have owned 3 iPads for years, but never knew it could do all that stuff.S.S., Elementary Teacher