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 already started to implement the apps and tools that were taught in this course in my own classroom. It has really changed how comfortable I feel with with using iPads for instruction.R.S.
It was nice to have time to use the iPads in class and to be able to create mini activities as a basis for something we might actually use in our own classes (rather than less meaningful assignments).M.F., World Languages Teacher
Course was very informative! The instructor provided meaningful assignments.J.M.
We are going 1:1 soon, so I feel more preparedA.M., Language Arts Teacher
This was a great course to get to understand the power of an iPad in schools.J.R., Science Teacher
I am glad I took this course and definitely obtained some valuable and useful information to use in my classroom. I will be recommending this course to colleagues.K.P., Science Teacher
Learned a lot from this course. Everything that was taught can be applied to my classroom. Never knew there was so much you could do with an iPad.L.H., Elementary Teacher
I have a variety of useful ways to incorporate technology and meet children at different levels.L.K., Special Education Teacher
I believe I can take away a lot of iPad knowledge and useful applicationsJ.D., Elementary Teacher
The apps were incredible. I can't wait to use them in my classroom.S.T., Elementary Teacher
I have already started to use apps and tools learned from this class in my current classroom! I have designed an entire unit with iPad integration that I would not have thought of before.K.G.
Learning about the many different apps, but especially explain everything and book creatorT.K., Special Education Teacher
I learned a lot that will help me and others in my elementary building.J.L., Elementary Teacher
I will definitely use iPads more often in my classroom to help with engaging students and enhancing their learning.J.A., Math Teacher
Very worthwhile.M.D., Elementary Teacher