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 64GB iPad is included in the course. You will have the option to upgrade the memory to 256GB for an additional charge. The iPad provided, 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
He was great, super knowledgeable and friendly, he was helpful when I had questions and quick to respond.D.B., Art Teacher
Learning all the different apps that could really help my teaching be more engaging and students take ownership in the classroom.D.B., Art Teacher
I think he did a great job. Very informative but not overwhelming for a new iPad user.D.B., Art Teacher
I think that the access to different apps and project was the most valuable part of this course.T.A., Social Studies Teacher
This class was very informative. I liked the online format and the instructor was well informed and willing to help.T.A., Social Studies Teacher
Kevin McGuire was a TERRIFIC instructor. The workload was reasonable and all of the assignments are products that I am able to use now or in the future.K.A., Science Teacher
I think that this class paired with the Chromebooks course will transform my teaching into something that can truly reach all students in the most valuable way.K.A., Science Teacher
The way that we were shown to explore the applications and programs and to plan and execute implementation.K.A., Science Teacher
I thought this was an extremely valuable course. I have already begun to implement strategies learned in the course. All projects completed are ones that I will be able to use in my classroom.K.A., Science Teacher
Kevin was a great instructor for this course. He understood the material and made the Saturday classes enjoyable.K.M.
I thought Kevin did a great job explaining how the apps worked, and how to have the kids do activities that are not low leveled activities on the iPad.S.S., Elementary Teacher
I can't wait to create lessons this summer that use some of the apps we learned about.S.S., Elementary 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
This course was very valuable. I enjoyed the pacing, instructor, and the ideas presented.S.S., Elementary Teacher
Kevin McGuire was super helpful and explained all of the projects in a way that was easy to understand.S.M., Math Teacher