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iPads – The silver bullet that will kill all other technology and lead to an educational nirvana?

iPads – The silver bullet that will kill all other technology and lead to an educational nirvana?

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Søren Maagaard Søren Maagaard
7 months ago
The iPad is a phenomenal tool, but it is only a tool. If used well it can turn students from consumers of information into creators, collaborating and communicating in ways that were not possible or even imaginable a few years ago.  But you cannot just give these devices to a class without seriously considering what value it adds to a lesson. In some schools teachers have found they are being forced to integrate iPads with little training and no real understanding of the capabilities.
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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - Edudemic

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - Edudemic

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Søren Maagaard Søren Maagaard
7 months ago
Instead we focus on the amazing range of consumption, curation, and creativity possible across grade levels and subjects using only four general apps: an annotation app, a screencasting app, an audio creation app, and a video creation app.
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Habits of an effective iPad Teacher

Habits of an effective iPad Teacher

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Søren Maagaard Søren Maagaard
7 months ago
It seemed obvious in our conversations that we agreed that teachers knowing apps and workflow was not enough to make the integration of iPads successful and effective.
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What the iPad Is and What it Isn't

What the iPad Is and What it Isn't

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Søren Maagaard Søren Maagaard
7 months ago
The iPad has become a tool for creation. A tool to personalize learning and for personal learning. It grew from a device to consume information to a thinking tool.
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12 Characteristics Of An iPad-Ready Classroom -

12 Characteristics Of An iPad-Ready Classroom -

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Søren Maagaard Søren Maagaard
7 months ago

“What can the iPad do that is not possible without it? Put another way, what problems does the iPad solve?”

But the learning environment you’re starting with can make a big difference as well. I

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10 Steps to a Successful School iPad Program

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Søren Maagaard Søren Maagaard
7 months ago

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. " --Albert Einstein

There’s a natural inclination to stay in your comfort zone. We shun change. Many school administrators and teachers would rather continue using the same pedagogical practices they have always used in the classroom. When asked to use technology, they place a premium on technology that can make their existing practices easier and more efficient. Why purchase expensive technology and then using it to reinforce outdated pedagogical practices such as frontal lecturing, content delivery, and drill and practice?

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What Students Can Actually DO With An iPad - Edudemic

What Students Can Actually DO With An iPad - Edudemic

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Søren Maagaard Søren Maagaard
7 months ago
I asked not only WHY iPads but WHY Technology? Because….
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The iPad In Schools: Is It A Problem Or A Solution? - Edudemic

The iPad In Schools: Is It A Problem Or A Solution? - Edudemic

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Søren Maagaard Søren Maagaard
7 months ago
“Are we just taking iPads and slapping them into our existing structure?”
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when we bring new technology into static institutions
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who think about how they can do things differently are stifled by those who cannot immediately escape their traditional thinking
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Why (Not How) We Should Use iPads In Education - Edudemic

Why (Not How) We Should Use iPads In Education - Edudemic

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Søren Maagaard Søren Maagaard
7 months ago
“Verbs not nouns” is the mantra that can keep the iPad classroom from turning into a classroom about iPads rather than a classroom with iPads.
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iPads In The Classroom: The Right Questions You Should Ask - Edudemic

iPads In The Classroom: The Right Questions You Should Ask - Edudemic

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Søren Maagaard Søren Maagaard
7 months ago
Do we use the iPad just because it makes our classroom look cool? Are we missing the forest for the trees here?
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There are countless examples of teachers structuring their classrooms and their lesson plans with the iPad in mind, instead of the students in mind.
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we have to move away from the question “how to use an iPad in the classroom?” and think more in terms of “why to use the iPad in the classroom?”. This is a logical argument because moving from “how” to “why” suggests maturity.
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10 Do's and Don'ts of Implementing iPads in the Classroom

10 Do's and Don'ts of Implementing iPads in the Classroom

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Søren Maagaard Søren Maagaard
7 months ago
I know I talked about iPads being these great informational resources earlier in Do number 4 and they are, but this should not be their primary use in the classroom. You want your iPads in the classroom to be used to construct and build knowledge. Don’t just deliver content, get students engaged with it. Use them to encourage collaboration inside and outside the classroom. Using them to let students look up stuff on the internet is great and all, but if that’s all you are doing, you are not utilizing these devices for what they do best which is enhancing engagement and collaboration.
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Teaching like it's 2999: Sorry Edmodo... Switching to Schoology

Teaching like it's 2999: Sorry Edmodo... Switching to Schoology

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Søren Maagaard Søren Maagaard
8 months ago
Workflow Solutions! Schoology offers a free solution to turning in digital content from an iPad that is easy to use! Like the Edmodo app, the Schoology app allows students/participants in a course to submit Pages docs, Keynote presentations, Numbers spreadsheets, PDFs, videos, pictures and more. However, when they open the Keynote, doc, PDF or spreadsheet in Schoology it allows them to directly submit it as an assignment. One-step submission!
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The iPad – What it should and shouldn’t be for Education

The iPad – What it should and shouldn’t be for Education

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Søren Maagaard Søren Maagaard
11 months ago
the main reason schools should invest in iPads IS Content Creation
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What the iPad offers to children is the ability to capture, develop and publish their learning in the creative, engaging, multimedia way they experience the world
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use anywhere capability
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If all your students do with tech at school is publish stories and reports in Word, then you will find your iPads being underutilized.
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12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education

12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education

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Søren Maagaard Søren Maagaard
11 months ago
You don’t make it all about the iPad. You make it all about learning and simply use the iPad as just another tool to enhance said learning.
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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - Edudemic

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - Edudemic

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Søren Maagaard Søren Maagaard
11 months ago
5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them)
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It simply didn’t occur to him use the VoiceThread app to record his students speaking Latin, or perhaps create a collaborative discussion of Cicero. Or use the Animoto app for a lively student presentation on Latin vocabulary, or the Socrative app for a Latin quiz, or the Explain Everything app to create a grammar tutorial. There are so, so many possibilities, yet he was oblivious to them.
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consumption, curation, and creativity possible across grade levels and subjects using only four general apps: an annotation app, a screencasting app, an audio creation app, and a video creation app.
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schools sometimes give teachers their own, assuming teacher use in a personal environment will translate to expertise in a work environment.

It doesn’t.

Teachers need instruction on how to incorporate the devices into the learning process, which is quite different than trying out a few apps.

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Treating the iPad as a computer and expecting it to serve as a laptop.
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iPad mobility means that students can take pictures, record audio, and shoot video, in any number of places. They can tell multimedia stories, screencast how to solve math problems, create public service announcements, simulate virtual tours of ancient cities, and so much more. Active consumption, curation, and creativity ssuit the device. Stand-up-and-deliver teaching does not. So, put the iPads in the hands of teachers who understand that active learners learn best.
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simply fail to communicate to their constituents why they’ve purchased iPads. As a result, many initiatives face resistance from teachers, parents — and even students – who don’t understand why these devices are being introduced into their classrooms
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ting the purchase speak for itself isn’t enough – districts need to explain why they’ve invested in these devices.
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