Tablets in schools: coding, creativity and the importance of teachers
This article speaks about how iPads are promoting high order thinking skills in the learning environment.
Using iPads in the classroom with a curriculum that integrates IT and traditional subjects is helping pupils learn at one UK school
9/11/13- Hack the Classroom Features Women in Ed Tech
On the website Hack the Classroom Canadian ADE Michelle Cordy has featured well known female ed tech thought leaders from all over the globe in an interview about trends in educational technology.
The Padagogy Wheel 8/15/13
Every teacher was taught about Bloom’s Taxonomy when they completed teacher preparation school. A lesson learning goal should always be connected to some sort of action verb: students will be able to analyze, students will be able to compare and contrast, students will be able to create. Dr. Allan Carrington, an Apple Distinguished Educator from Australia found a a way to connect Bloom’s Taxonomy with carefully selected apps designed to enhance student learning. The stunning visual he created is called “The Padagogy Wheel.”
The SAMR Model 8/5/13
The iPad initiative is not an initiative that is simply “all about the apps” but rather an initiative about how carefully selected apps can drive and support teaching and learning. We are strong believers in the work of Dr. Ruben Puentedura and his SAMR model as a framework to drive our iPad initiative.
The SAMR Model
The following is an initial analysis of the baseline surveys that the Monroe Township High School conducted with Parents, Students and Teachers. The district is planning a progress check at the 6-month point of the implementation of this learning initiative.
This article discussed a new type of leaner due to usage of Broadband, Social Networks, and Mobility
The SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification & Redefinition) model summarizes a four-stage prototype for understanding one’s use of educational technology:
This article discusses a three year study on the educational gains of using iPad devices and learning gains:
This news article link highlights the emergence and usage of iPads in public schools in New Hampshire:
This website link tracks current iPad and iPad2 implementation trends
Click this link to learn more about the International Society for Technology in Education Standards and Performance Indicators that we will be working to achieve for our students
The following link will take you to everything you want to know about Apple Computer as an educational partner for learning in schools
This link connects you to an eSchoolNews story that discusses student achievement gains in a school that deployed iPads to their students
The following link is geared towards weekly updates regarding the latest apps and news related to the iPad learning device
This research article is a summary on the benefits of iPads on literacy