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 feel that this class prepared me considerably as a technology integrator.M.M., Social Studies Teacher
This was one of the most intense and rewarding courses I have taken in years! I learned a wealth of knowledge that I will take back to my district and utilize for years to come,T.S.
This has been an amazing course! I have appreciated the practical nature and the time to PRACTICE!L.S., Language Arts Teacher
I plan to use the available iPads more.A.F., Math Teacher
This class was very organized and easy to follow. I was able to relate the course work to relevant ideas in the classroom.A.M., Elementary Teacher
I am more comfortable incorporating iPad activities in the classroom.A.M., Elementary Teacher
The time where we explored some of the more in-depth apps was very valuable to me. I was able to see how I could create items for my classroom.L.D., Art Teacher
This course provided me with a ton of ideas to take back into my classroom to implement with my 1:1 class this year.C.K., Elementary Teacher
I intend to use the air server to guide my lessons seamlesslyJ.D.
I hope to use the iPad regularlyJ.A., Math Teacher
I learned that when using an iPad in education there are many global apps that can be used. Before I took the course I thought discipline specific apps were the most important feature of the iPad. I was wrong.W.H., Math 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
Kevin McGuire was a great instructor who was very understanding and well prepared.A.M., Elementary Teacher
This course was extremely valuable and fun!L.Y., Elementary Teacher
Very helpful videos and instruction combined with useful assignments to apply learningA.W., Reading Specialist