SIG PROPOSAL: The New I-PAD from Apple


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I-PAD


Teacher (Lea Arend)
  • What kind of Professional Development

  • Describe role (direct instruction, guide on the side, etc...)

  • Classroom Management(e.g. group structure)

  • Pedagogical Strategies

  • Administrative Tasks

  • Interaction with Parents


Student (Jason Skeels can focus on secondary students (9-12); Cynthia will focus on upper elementary and middle school students (grades 4-8)
Follow this link to Cynthia's google doc on these resources
  • Characteristics(age, motivation, prior knowledge, learning styles, SPED, experience with technology)

  • Time on task (consider when giving a project with lots of pieces)

  • Learning

  • Strategies


Subject Matter (Amanda McClure)
  • Big Idea

  • Common misconceptions

  • Connections to student world

  • Standards (21st century learning, NETS, National Curriculum standards)


Environment (Cheytoria Hickey)
  • Do students learn?

  • Culture/Atmosphere

  • School Environment (safe & orderly?)

  • Classroom Management (in Lab)?


Major Categories of Resources You Hope to Gather

these might include professional organizations, tech help forums, lesson plans, online articles and/or examples


I-PAD Videos http://events.apple.com.edgesuite.net/1001q3f8hhr/event/index.html and http://www.apple.com/ipad/#video
I-PAD Discussion Forum http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1000&message=34428931
(Lea)


Interesting articles on the IPad in Education I have found so far
:
http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2010/02/can_apples_ipad_revolutionize.html.....the benefits and weaknesses of the I-Pad in the classroom.
http://newmedialink.blogspot.com/2010/02/ipad-etextbooks-coming-to-classroom.html.....textbook involvement with the I-Pad
http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/......what makes the I-Pad so sweet!
http://digitaldaily.allthingsd.com/20100224/apple-ipad-edu/........the potential for the I-Pad in the classroom.
http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1957291,00.html......more I-Pad info from Time Magazine, interesting article I came across.
(Jason)

Here are a few more resources:
Follow this link to my google doc on these resources
http://www.edutechnophobia.com/2010/02/six-ways-the-ipad-will-transform-education/
http://thejournal.com/Articles/2010/01/27/Measuring-the-iPads-Potential-for-Education.aspx
http://www.techlearning.com/blogs/27308
http://www.edutopia.org/apple-ipad-education?page=999
http://www.isteconnects.org/2010/01/28/apple-ipad-and-education-teachers-aid-or-student-learning-tool/
(Cynthia)

Here are more resources:
http://www.acatoday.org/press_css.cfm?CID=629 - American Chiropractic Association
This article explains how an increase in childhood back pain may be the result of heavy backpacks.
http://www.privacydigest.com/2007/07/29/wissahickon%20high%20require%20clear%20backpacks%20students
Article detailing one school that would like to require clear or mesh backpacks for safety.
http://www.nctm.org/standards/content.aspx?id=17282 - NCTM - Articles which support project based learning and computers in the classroom
http://supervidoqo.blogspot.com/2010/01/ipad-in-classroom.htmlBlog about iPad possible uses in the classroom (educator) - new technology
http://wirededucator.wordpress.com/2010/01/28/an-ipad-in-every-classroom-apples-itablet-in-education-n/ -iPad in the classroom will enhance learning
http://thejournal.com/Articles/2010/01/27/Measuring-the-iPads-Potential-for-Education.aspx- iPad classroom potential - pros and cons

(Cheytoria)