Every Teacher's Guide to Embracing the iPad
Today we at TopEducationalApps.com won’t be highlighting an app, instead we’d like to draw your attention to an immensely helpful guide for school principals, tech integration specialists and teachers of all grades who are fortunately tasked to effectively implement iPad based curriculum.
The iPads in the Classroom Guide by Annalisa Kelly is a key reference for those involved in iPad rollouts at all levels of primary and secondary schooling, inclusive of special needs, regular stream and gifted students. Currently, this ebook is one of a kind available on the iTunes store . No other ebook covers such a broad topic area in such a concise manner. Best of all, this book is available for free.
Annalisa Kelly’s guide has a clear mission statement to “optimize student participation, engagement and learning outcomes.” The numerous challenges and more importantly, benefits that accompany utilizing iPads in the classroom are a major focal point of this resource. From understanding how to install apps to providing essential information about deployment tools such as Apple’s Configurator app, this guide gives the beginner a solid background in what to expect in a school deployment on the technical side. That said, even more attention is focused using iPads in classroom environments and these highlights are an essential read for any teacher.
Topics cover the multitude of concerns regarding using iPads in schools inclusive of cyber-safety, online etiquette, risks of cloud computing.
The landscape of education has changed drastically in just 10 short years. As children spend increasingly more time engaged in interactive media, education must evolve and address the needs and expectations of students growing up in this new and exciting environment. Our newest “Internet Generation” demands that we, as educators, adequately meet the needs of our young learners who have come to depend on this new technology as a way of life.
The iPads in the Classroom Guide does a great job of providing educators with essential guidance on so many levels. Perhaps the most important is the coverage of Apps in its cleverly named “App-endix”. Apps covered comprise of those that are currently used in educational environments with proven success. Short summarisations of the apps highlighting strong points in educational settings show what is accessible for teachers in the app world. Undoubtedly, many of the apps mentioned in this compendium will go on to become part of your app library and bring much utility and student engagement at your institution.
This is truly an app guide that all educators will benefit in reviewing.
Download the guide in the iBook Store.