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 really appreciated overall tips of using the iPad like hitting home key 3 times to put it in guidance mode to limit where the student can go. The apps were very helpful in getting introduced to them and finding out how to use them and their application in the classroom.J.B.
The course was extremely beneficial in gaining iPad and app specific knowledge for student engagement and assessments.K.K.
The time to connect what I was learning to actual lesson plans and presentationsK.F., Math Teacher
Kevin McGuire was a great instructor who was very understanding and well prepared.A.M., Elementary Teacher
I will be using what I learned to bring more technology into my teaching.A.U., Elementary Teacher
I hope to use the iPad regularlyJ.A., Math Teacher
I thought this course was very well planned out and thorough.B.W., Special Education Teacher
I will be able to use most, if not all of the apps and technology tools that were taught within this course in my classroom.R.S.
I learned a lot in a short period of time, things I will continue to use and explore as an educator.C.C., Social Studies Teacher
I will use what I learned in this class to enhance my instruction.A.C., Reading Specialist
Great content with the ability to create applicable assignments to use immediately in the classroomL.W., World Languages Teacher
All of it! 10 years when I left teaching we used little technology. Everything about this class has been helpful. Truthfully, I didn't want it to end. The instructor was a phenomenal resource... She was the most valuable part!!!J.D.
Now I know how to screencast which is life changing for making sure young students can visually see directions.C.T., Elementary Teacher
Everything we learned was EXTREMELY useful in the classroom and I can't wait to implement all the new ideas we've learned about!C.C., Special Education Teacher
Kevin McGuire is very well versed in his subject area.H.T., Special Education Teacher