Category iPads/Laptops in Education

Use of iPads in Charleston County schools show mixed, mostly positive results

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20140209/PC16/140209537/1009/ipads-in-charleston-county-schools-dont-trigger-test-score-jump-still-wildly-popular-among-kids-staff Use of iPads in Charleston County schools show mixed, mostly positive results Diette Courrégé Casey Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014 12:01a The Charleston County School District has spent more than $9 million on its iPad initiative, but the computer tablets haven’t triggered reading or math gains in three schools where every student has one. […]

Tablets for Fifth Graders? Teachers Try Different Tactics

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/12/tablets-for-fifth-graders-teachers-try-different-tactics/ Tablets for Fifth Graders? Teachers Try Different Tactics Katrina Schwartz | December 30, 2013 Schools across the country are increasingly starting to use mobile devices like tablets and smartphones as classroom tools. But some educators are still skeptical that devices will distract students as much or more than they enhance the learning environment. Because […]

Checklist: Are You Ready for iPads In Your School?

Checklist: Are You Ready for iPads In Your School? MindShift, November 15, 2013 By Sam Gliksman The following is the third of a series of excerpts from Gliksman’s book iPad in Education for Dummies. It seems that every school is considering purchasing iPads these days, and Apple has reported that iPad sales to schools are […]

Students Are ‘Hacking’ Their School-Issued iPads: Good for Them

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/10/students-are-hacking-their-school-issued-ipads-good-for-them/280196/ Students Are ‘Hacking’ Their School-Issued iPads: Good for Them The limitations imposed on these devices inhibit students’ natural curiosity. AUDREY WATTERSOCT 2 2013, 11:42 AM ET Almost immediately after receiving their new school-issued iPads this fall, students in Indiana and in California (and probably elsewhere) managed to bypass the security on the devices, “hacking” […]

6 Questions To Ask Before Doing BYOD

http://www.edudemic.com/byod-questions/ 6 Questions To Ask Before Doing BYOD By Katie Lepi on September 11, 2013 BYOD can be a great way of ensuring your classroom has useable technology whether your district or school is providing it. While there is a lot of grey area in terms of how BYOD can work, many schools and teachers […]

No Child Left Untableted

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/15/magazine/no-child-left-untableted.html No Child Left Untableted By CARLO ROTELLA Published: September 12, 2013 Sally Hurd Smith, a veteran teacher, held up her brand-new tablet computer and shook it as she said, “I don’t want this thing to take over my classroom.” It was late June, a month before the first day of school. In a sixth-grade […]

How To Get Started With A BYOD Classroom

http://www.edudemic.com/2013/09/how-to-byod-classroom/ How To Get Started With A BYOD Classroom By Katie Lepi on September 6, 2013 Having a BYOD classroom can be a great way to bring technology into your classroom when you might not otherwise have it. You’re letting your students use technology that they’re likely quite familiar with, and both teachers and parents […]