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
The applications and shortcuts to use in the classroom.J.M.
The fact that I was given an iPad was awesome! We were able to explore so many apps and learn how to use them.J.W., Science Teacher
I will use what I learned in this class to enhance my instruction.A.C., Reading Specialist
The course material that was presented was extremely beneficial for my classroom. I will be using a lot of the skill and concepts in my classroom this upcoming school year. I would highly recommended this class to my colleagues who also have iPads in their classroom.A.C., Elementary Teacher
All the information was very practical and will be put to good use within my classroomS.T.
For me, the course was a perfect fit to take what I learned, right into the classroom.D.S., Librarian
My goal in taking this course was to get better acquainted with my iPad so I can maximize the potential in my classes I teach. I have had iPads for a few years but was overwhelmed when first given them, now I am more acclimated to the use of them in a classroom and would like to get better ideas on what can be done in a classroom using iPads. I felt the layout of this course was GREAT! Schoology is so easy to use and navigate through and I knew exactly what was expected and when. The instructor was great with communication and working with us knowing that we all educate throughout the day. She was wonderful in learning all the different disciplines and grades we teach and accommodated all of us throughout the course.A.G., Social Studies 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.
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
Hands on work of appsM.O.
I found this course to be laid out very well and super helpful in learning all about the iPad. The assignments were well written and beneficial for my classroom.N.L., Math Teacher
Very informative and relevant!T.G., Special Education Teacher
I think he did a great job. Very informative but not overwhelming for a new iPad user.D.B., Art Teacher
The settings gave me a lot of good info that usually people have breezed through. It gave me confidence!C.H., Elementary Teacher
I believe I can take away a lot of iPad knowledge and useful applicationsJ.D., Elementary Teacher