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Mancil ITEC 7445 Mrs. Cameron July 1, 2013 Emerging Technology

iPads in the Classroom

What is an iPad?

* The iPad is a tablet computer developed by Apple. It is smaller than a typical laptop, but larger than a smartphone. The iPad does not include a keyboard or a track pad, but instead has a touchscreen interface, which is used to control the device. (Tech Terms, 2011)

What is an iPad?
* Like the iPhone, the iPad runs Apple's iOS operating system. This allows the iPad to run third-party apps, which can be downloaded from Apple's App Store. While apps designed for the iPhone can also be installed and run on the iPad, many iOS apps are developed specically for the iPad. Since the iPad screen is much larger than the iPhone screen, iPad apps can include more user interface features that would not t within an iPhone app. Therefore, productivity, graphics, and video-editing apps are often developed specically for the iPad rather than the iPhone. (Tech Terms, 2011)

What is an iPad?

* The iPad 9.7 in screen size also makes it ideal as an e- reader. The iBooks app allows you to download electronic versions of books from the iBookstore and read them on your iPad. Since the iPad has a full color screen, it supports novels as well as art books and illustrated children's stories. Books can be read one page at a time in portrait mode or with pages side by side in landscape mode. (Tech Terms, 2011)

What is an iPad?
* All versions of the iPad include Wi-Fi capability, which can be used for surng the Web, checking email, and downloading apps directly to the device. Some versions of the iPad also include 3G support for transferring data over a cellular connection, though this capability requires a monthly cellular service contract. While the original iPad did not include a camera, the iPad 2 includes both rear- facing and front-facing cameras. These cameras can be used for video conferencing with other iPad, iPhone, or Mac users via the FaceTime feature. (Tech Terms, 2011)

Watch this video on iPad Implementation in the Classroom (Coachmeonline McMahon, 2009)

Vision and Mission of Ware County Schools


* The mission of the system, in unity with the Ware County community, is to guarantee that all students are provided with superior instruction, resources (including technology), environment and guidance to ensure top quality graduates, with life-long learning skills, who can live responsibly in society. (Ware County School System, 2013)

Vision and Mission of Ware County Schools


* The vision of the Ware County School District is to be ranked among the leading school systems in Georgia in student achievement. State and local assessment results will reect growth and excellence exceeding regional and state performance by ve percent. Schools shall be safe, healthy, caring environments where all students will make progress, sta members will perform to high standards, and parents/ community stakeholders are partners. (Ware County School System, 2013)

An iPad can support our Mission and Vision!


* An iPad is a great resource to complement great instruction given by the teachers of Ware County. * While used at school, this technology can eectively meet the diverse needs of all students. * Through these opportunities, they will be better prepared to participate in the global society of the future. * iPad instruction gives students opportunities to utilize educational technologies whether they are at home or in the school setting.

An iPad can support our Mission and Vision!


* When students use an iPad they are able to dig deeper into the content they wish to learn more about or feel they need more information on, essentially dierentiating their own learning. * This technology puts the students in control of their learning outside of the classroom. * The iPad supports our districts use of technology because it allows students to access an engaging learning experience at any time or any place.

Objectives
* The main objective in iPad use in the classroom is to increase student success through the use of technology as an instructional tool. * This technology will make sure that each child in Ware County is getting dierentiated instruction according to their strengths and weaknesses. * This technology will help prepare students for the technology driven world they live in and will work in after college or high school.

Key Benets

* With a battery life of eight to 10 hours and a weight of just over a pound, the iPad oers more portability and less startup time during the full school day than laptops or netbooks, while its screen size facilitates more exibility using the web and easier input than smartphones. (Education Weekly, 2011) * The iPad, which now retails for about $400, is similar to the cost of a netbook. (Education Weekly, 2011)

Key Benets

* Textbooks and applications can be purchased through the publisher and can be displayed on the application, iBooks which is much cheaper than buying paper textbooks and is also better on the environment! * Lots of applications are free to download and use on the iPad! * Dierentiated instruction is easy as downloading applications on the iPad for the students to work on!

Key Benets
* With all the video games and technology students get to play with when they get home, its no wonder todays little digital natives have a hard time getting excited about doing a worksheet. Its time to take advantage of their interests and use what they love to get their attention by bringing technology like the iPad in the classroom. (Wainwright, 2013) * Chances are they have already seen and played with one before. They are so much more interactive and engaging than just a piece of paper! (Wainwright, 2013)

Target Population
* System Enrollment: 6,000 * Number of Schools: 9 * 6 Elementary * 2 Middle * 1 High * School Budget: 47 million * Total Sta: 855 * Professional: 488 * Classied: 367 (Ware County Schools, 2013)

Target Populations

* Over 60% of students in each Ware County School are on free or reduced lunch. (Ga Gov, 2013) Most students may not have internet access in their homes. I am proposing that we use this tool within schools but also have iPads with cellular services for students to check out and take home when needed. * The target population would be all students and sta in the Ware County School System.

Target Population

* Pilot classrooms should be implemented to test eectiveness. * All schools in Ware County are equipped with wireless Internet which will help with the cost of the iPad. * Students will be able to get on the iPad automatically with the Wi-Fi connection at school. This will make it more time ecient for the students and teachers!

Equipment and Software

* iPads * iPad plug in for recharging or syncing * Access to Wi-Fi or Access to Cellular Coverage Area * Main applications and software are already installed on the iPad. * Headphones are needed with each device due to the noise level if each child is on an iPad.

Technical Support

* Ware County provides excellent technical support within our technology department for any hardware issues. * Ware Countys Technology Coaches provides great support with any software issues that may arise. * AppleCare provides one-stop service and support from Apple experts, so most issues can be resolved in a single call. Gives direct access to Apple experts.

Technical Support
* Technology Coaches will use the Ware County Schools website to upload videos that will help teachers in learning the ins and outs of the iPad. Teachers can locate these videos on the website under Teacher Tools. With one click you will begin to learn more about the iPad! * Lots of informative videos are on the web to assist teachers with any iPad issue. YouTube is a great resource with informative videos for teachers to view!

Limitations
* The iPad will NOT play videos created using the Flash format. This is problematic because many instructional videos exist that require use of a Flash player. (Michigan State University, 2013) * The iPad only supports the Safari browser. (Michigan State University, 2013) * The software keyboard on the iPad might be problematic for users. Many report that typing is ne for note-taking, but not as user friendly for writing a paper. A docking station with a keyboard or a Bluetooth keyboard could be purchased to overcome this iPad limitation. (Michigan State University, 2013)

Limitations
* There is trouble reading the latest Microsoft Oce formats (.docx, etc.) on the iPad. However, the Apple productivity suite (Pages, Numbers, Keynote) that is parallel to MS Oce (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) reads/converts docx les into Pages, and les can then be worked on. (Michigan State University, 2013) * The Apple suite or each individual application would need to be purchased, so it is an added expense above the cost of the iPad hardware. Docx les can also be read from the iDisk application that uses the cloud storage Apple sells and any WebDAV server. It is important to note that the cloud storage, MobileMe, costs around $80 per year. (Michigan State University, 2013)

Cost of Technology
* According to Apples website, Educational prices are listed. They include special prices for those who will purchasing for a school or an institution
* iPad with Wi-Fi Capabilities can be purchased for $329 each. * iPad with Cellular Services can be purchased for $459 each.

* Apple also oers a Volume Purchase Program that gives discounts to schools that will be purchasing applications from the App Store. Schools will also not be charged sales tax. * AppleCare is available for an additional cost. $99.00 for each but well worth the cost!

Potential Funding Sources


* Teachers can create a proposal on DonorsChoose.org. * Ware County Schools has a list of foundations that will contribute money to schools. * E-SPLOST money- Tax Money given to schools. * Companies have grants available for technology in schools. Please see below for a list.
* * * * * Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Oce of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Verizon Foundation Toyota Foundation U.S. Department of Education

How can Teachers Use this Technology?


* Monitor multiple twitter streams, hashtags and @ responses via tweetdeck. (Education Technology and Mobile Learning, 2012) * Trace a characters journey in a work of ction with Google Earth. (Education Technology and Mobile Learning, 2012) * Visualize how certain themes or motifs emerge from certain geographical regions, and infer the cause-eects relationships that may contribute to that with Google Earth. (Education Technology and Mobile Learning, 2012)

How can Teachers use this Technology?


* View presentations that model elaborate multimedia idea developments with Prezi. (Education Technology and Mobile Learning, 2012). * Skim channels to identify non-obvious but real examples of academic ideas, bias, straw man arguments, the scientic method at work, allegory, modern civil rights issues, etc. using You Tube. (Education Technology and Mobile Learning, 2012) * Listen to podcasts to gain content on an an issue via Downcast. (Education Technology and Mobile Learning, 2012)

How can Teachers use this Technology?


* Practice math or economic problems as pure test-prep with Khan Academy. (Education Technology and Mobile Learning, 2012) * Take-notes and record lectures and group discussion sound using CaputureNotes2. (Education Technology and Mobile Learning, 2012) * Evaluate credibility of a website, blog post, or social media comment with Skitch. (Education Technology and Mobile Learning, 2012) * Plan necessary project details with Wunderlist. (Education Technology and Mobile Learning, 2012) * Peer-supported writing process with Google Docs. (Education Technology and Mobile Learning, 2012)

How can Teachers use this Technology?


* Connect with mentors and experts via Twitter. (Education Technology and Mobile Learning, 2012) * Collaboratively pin images of via Pinterest. (Education Technology and Mobile Learning, 2012) * Backwards plan projects and due dates using iCalendar (Education Technology and Mobile Learning, 2012). * Record group work daily for reection, self assessment and portfolio with Evernote. (Education Technology and Mobile Learning, 2012) * Collect visual evidence of a problem, issue or event using Instagram. (Education Technology and Mobile Learning, 2012)

How can Teachers use this Technology?


* Create photo collage to demonstrate impact of pollution or litter on Diptic. (Education Technology and Mobile Learning, 2012) * Create podcast to communicate with parents using Audioboo. (Education Technology and Mobile Learning, 2012) * Liveblog an academic event via Storify. (Education Technology and Mobile Learning, 2012) * Reect on metacognitive progress through a unit or project using images via ickr. (Education Technology and Mobile, 2012) * Aggregate constant info streams to skim via Pulse. (Education Technology and Mobile, 2012)

How does an iPad Promote Specic Learning Goals?


* Teachers can create a dierentiated environment where videos and applications are put in place to meet their students specic needs. * Videos can be used to introduce a concept. * Students can complete a project based, authentic learning experience that promotes higher order thinking with the iPad. * The teacher takes the role of a guide with iPad.

Dierentiation

* Learning can be dierentiated by selecting applications and videos that will help the student become procient in a skill that they are weak in. * Applications and Videos are two things that can be used to extend learning. * When creating projects, each student can be assigned a topic, learn about it and present it to their peers.

Communication/Collaboration
* Teachers can communicate with students using FaceTime or videos with the use of this wireless capability device. * Students can communicate with each other on what they learned from the videos and application on the iPad each day. * Students can collaborate with each other anywhere in the world by FaceTime or Video chatting via the iPad and provide feedback as well.

Research Evaluation
* A research study, conducted in Auburn, Maine showed that Kindergarten students using the iPad scored much higher on literacy tests than students that didnt use the device. (Wainwright, 2013) * A study from KIPP Academy in Houston, TX showed the percentage of students who rated either procient or advanced (the 'passing' rate) was 49% percent higher in the 'ipped classrooms' using the iPad than in the traditional classrooms with no iPad. (Wainwright, 2013)

Research Evaluation
* Since their release in April of 2010, Apples iPad has taken the US by storm. The iPad has swept through almost every industry, especially education. Apple is pushing for iPad use in education, and several schools across the US have taken up the charge. (Wainwright, 2013) * The proliferation of the iPad in the classroom will only keep accelerating. With these powerful mobile devices comes a lot of possible benets for educators and students alike. We all know the iPad is exciting and there is a plethora of engaging apps for them out there, but do they actually improve education? (Wainwright, 2013)

Research Evaluation

* There have been many interesting studies done about the iPad in the classroom and the eects on both students and teachers. Listed next is a list of various study results regarding iPads in the classroom. (Wainwright, 2013) * Check out just how much of an inuence studies show iPads in the classroom are having on education. (Wainwright, 2013)

Research Evaluation
* In a study done by Houghton Miin Harcourt in California showed that students using the iPad saw their math test scores increase 20% in one year compared to students using traditional textbooks. (Wainwright, 2013) * At Northdale Middle School in Coon Rapids, MN, iPads in the classroom have led to increased engagement among disabled students and have accelerated and improved their learning and comprehension. (Wainwright, 2013)

Research Evaluation

* Another study centered on an iPad game, Motion Math, has shown that the iPad can help with fundamental math skills. Fifth graders who regularly played the game for 20 minutes per day over a ve- day period increased their test scores by 15 percent on average. (Wainwright, 2013)

Professional Learning

* Teachers will need to be trained on the iPad as an eective technology tool for use in the classroom. * This can be implemented during Teacher Time on Thursdays which is in 45 minute increments. * This can also be implemented on Professional Learning Days on Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00. * Teachers can train themselves with the use of YouTube and School Tube videos.

Reection
* I thought I knew all there was to know about the iPad. Each family member including myself has one. I use it all the time personally and professionally. Boy was I wrong! I learned so much from researching all of the elements included in this project. I enjoyed learning things I did not know. This is an excellent tool for teachers and students. I would like to use this every day in my classroom to dierentiate instruction and to also implement and deliver performance task. I cant wait to see what Ware County Schools will do with the implementation of the iPad and how much student learning will take place. Student achievement is going to go through the roof! J

Works Cited
* Tech Terms. (2011, March 9). iPad denition. Retrieved from http://www.techterms.com/denition/iPad * Coachmeonline McMahon. (2010, April 10). iPad classroom. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw6oZh_spAs * Ware County Schools. (2013). The school system. Retrieved from http://www.gsba.com/Portals/0/ MemberServices/SuptSearches/WARE_Co_Schools- SS_Announcement.pdf

Works Cited
* Education Weekly. (2011, June 15). Educators evaluate learning benets of ipad. Retrieved from http:// www.edweek.org/dd/articles2011/06/15/03mobile.h04.html * Wainwright, A. (2013, April 12). Eects of iPads in the classroom. Retrieved from http://www.securedgenetworks.com/secure-edge- networks-blog/bid/88258/Eects-of-iPads-in-the- Classroom-on-Elementary-Education * Ga Gov. (2013.). Free and reduced lunch data. Retrieved from http://decal.ga.gov/documents/attachments/ 12FreeRedQualSchools.pdf

Works Cited

* Michigan State University. (2013). Limitations and benets of iPads. Retrieved from http://tech.msu.edu/iPad-guidance/ * Education Technology and Mobile Learning. (2012). 25 ways teachers can use iPads in their classrooms. Retrieved from http:// www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/08/25-ways- teachers-can-use-iPads-in-their.html

Works Cited

* Wainwright, A. (2013, February 18). 8 studies show iPads in the classroom improve education. Retrieved from http://www.securedgenetworks.com/secure- edge-networks-blog/bid/86775/8-Studies-Show-iPads- in-the-Classroom-Improve-Education