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 or select a 128GB iPad Mini 4 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 have a variety of useful ways to incorporate technology and meet children at different levels.L.K., Special Education Teacher
I really learned a lot from this class. It went well beyond a "basics intro to ipads" and allowed me to see how I could use the ipad to improve my teaching and interactions with students.S.S.
I learned about new apps that I had never heard of before and learned how to implement them in my classroom. I especially liked how the apps were not content specific, so any teacher of any grade and subject can use them.K.B.
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 learned about many valuable apps that I will continue to use in my classroom.M.P., Special Education Teacher
I enjoyed learning about other options for my students to use with our small set of classroom iPads.M.R., Elementary Teacher
This course will impact future instruction simply by providing new ways to allow my students to show their knowledge and understanding on topics in ways that are more interesting to them.A.J., Tech Specialist
Excellent course, approachable and enthusiastic instructors, valuable content and a free iPad to top it all off!M.N., Math Teacher
It has given me a lot of "I can do it"C.H., Elementary Teacher
Having time to learn, compare, and choose between similar apps. Having the time to pick the one or two that work best for me.J.R., Elementary Teacher
The course offered a lot of useful information and helped one learn how to incorporate the use of an iPad into the classroom setting.A.H., Special Education Teacher
I have more confidence in using the iPad therefore I will save some valuable teaching time.R.C., Elementary Teacher
This course was salient for educators from all backgrounds. The instructor was sure to make the content meaningful for everyone's role.A.W., Reading Specialist
Although Franklin Area School District is Google and Chromebooks, we do have iPads and a Mac lab, so I wanted to educate myself on the iPad's operation and apps. This course was a terrific introduction, and I cannot wait to take iPads in Education II.C.S.
Easily the best grad class ive ever taken. It was a small group with an instructor who will not move on unless you know whats going on.K.B.