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Topic: Ipads In The Classroom

12 Things to Remember When Preparing for iPads in the Classroom
Mobility

12 Things to Remember When Preparing for iPads in the Classroom

The manifestation of tablets like iPads in the classrooms is ever-present, and bound only to grow with time.  Apple CEO Tim Cook even told investors, "The adoption of the iPad in education is something I've never seen in any technology.” Using iPads and other tablets as learning tools can provide so many ways to enhance education and augment new learning opportunities.   So, it is very easy to see why so many schools are implementing solutions like BYOD and 1:1 to incorporate them into the learning environment.

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How To Transition Your College Bookstore To E-Textbooks
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How To Transition Your College Bookstore To E-Textbooks

For students growing up in the mobile age, digital textbooks make so much more sense considering their constant use of tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices in and out of the classroom. However, transitioning the college bookstore from print to e-textbooks poses a myriad of challenges for colleges and universities, with most not even knowing where to start.

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How Schools are Benefiting from iPads in the Classroom
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How Schools are Benefiting from iPads in the Classroom

Apple’s iPad has taken the world by storm. Young or old, it doesn’t matter, everyone loves them. What’s not to love? They are portable, fast, sleek, and easy to use. My mom, who swore up and down she would never own one, got one for Christmas and she’s now completely addicted. She’s buying my grandma one now too, which should be interesting to say the least. Then on the other end of the spectrum is my iPad loving 9 month old who is fascinated with them. He loves swiping those chunky little fingers across the screen to reveal the next farm animal or nursery rhyme. They are a great tool for everyone and can really make fantastic learning devices, which is what many schools have already come to find out.

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5 Challenges to Rolling Out iPads in the Classroom
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5 Challenges to Rolling Out iPads in the Classroom

Let’s face it, iPads are awesome. That’s why they are flooding into schools all across the United States. “Our share of tablets in education is 94 percent … which is sort of unheard of. I’ve never seen that kind of market share before”, said Apple CEO Tim Cook.  There are a ton of great benefits iPads in the classroom offer both the educators and the students, but there are some challenges to rolling out iPads in schools. Here are some of the most common.

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Preparing  your School Wireless Network for iPads in the Classroom
Mobility

Preparing your School Wireless Network for iPads in the Classroom

iPads and other mobile devices are entering K-12 schools at an aggressive rate and it’s no surprise. They make great learning tools and can provide numerous benefits such as increased engagement and collaboration.  Throughout the U.S. and abroad, K-12 schools and universities are utilizing iPads and other tablets to enable mobility in the classroom and reach higher standards of education.

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6 Biggest Classroom Technology Trends in 2014
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6 Biggest Classroom Technology Trends in 2014

Technology has changed the way we communicate, shop, socialize, as well as how we learn and teach. To capture the attention of today’s little digital munchkins, schools need to integrate the technology they are growing up with and using daily into the classrooms. Mobile devices can make incredibly engaging and collaborative learning tools in the classroom and the materials can be more interactive and easily updated and customized to each student’s needs.

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New Classroom Technology with 802.11ac
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New Classroom Technology with 802.11ac

I recently googled, “iPads in the classroom providing creative benefits for students” and the very first website that popped up was a You Tube video.  Almost anything googled in this day in age will produce some type of informative video.  Even Twitter is constantly leading me to a video feed.  My point is this is the year of video.  And we all want access to video streaming ALL THE TIME and with no degradation in performance.

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5 Reasons iPads in the Classroom Implementations FAIL
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5 Reasons iPads in the Classroom Implementations FAIL

It seems like every day more and more schools/school districts are implementing some sort of mobile device solution and iPads are usually the device of choice when it comes to 1:1 implementations.  Implementing iPads in the classroom can enhance learning in numerous way, but they are a complete waste if they aren’t implemented correctly.

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7 Wireless Network Design Tips to Support iPads in the Classroom
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7 Wireless Network Design Tips to Support iPads in the Classroom

Mobile devices like iPads in the classroom are now becoming a crucial aspect to every up-to-date classroom. Schools that have not yet implemented a solution to support mobile devices like iPads in the classroom are starting to feel the pressure to integrate some sort of solution to support them. This pressure will only continue to grow. Studies show by as early as 2018 digital instruction could very well replace traditional printed methods. Bringing today’s students these new mobile learning environments begins with a lot of planning, which is the most important step to any new technology initiative.

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6 Burning Questions About iPads in the Classroom
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6 Burning Questions About iPads in the Classroom

There’s a lot of talk about bringing mobile devices like tablets and netbooks in the classroom. Actually it’s more than just talk, schools and even entire districts are implementing large mobile technology roll-outs. iPads are the fantastic device that are definitely leading this mobile invasion in schools. iPads are becoming increasingly present in educational facilities everywhere, but many are still leery about jumping on the iPads bandwagon just yet, which is understandable. Implementing any new technology in the classroom can seem a little daunting. So, for those of you still toying with the idea of implementing iPads in the classroom, here are the answers to six burning questions about them.

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How to Implement iPads in the Classroom with Little to No IT Staff
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How to Implement iPads in the Classroom with Little to No IT Staff

As schools assess how to rollout a mobile technology platform in their classrooms one thing stands at the forefront of being able to make that decision:  who will manage the standardization?  Many schools have little to no IT staff which leaves them believing they can’t possibly figure out how to rollout an iPad program without such resources.  Maybe a teacher offers to take it on or maybe it falls on the shoulders of an overcommitted principal or dean.  But wireless networks are ever changing and bring new challenges at a higher rate than your wired networks.  Thus, many schools fear they can never allow iPads to enter the classroom due to the lack of technologically savvy staff on hand. 

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iPads in the Classroom vs. Chromebooks
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iPads in the Classroom vs. Chromebooks

Bringing technology to the classroom comes with many decisions to be made. Today many schools are standardizing on either the iPad or Chromebook, and as a school wondering which to choose can be tough.  Below are some differences to help guide the final decision:

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How to Use iPads in the Classroom
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How to Use iPads in the Classroom

Having technology in the classroom is no longer a debate, it’s a given. Schools that have not yet implemented a solution to support mobile devices like iPads in the classroom are feeling increasing pressure to put into action programs like BYOD and 1:1. Studies show by as early as 2018 digital instruction could very well replace traditional printed methods.

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5 Tips to Help Get Educators to Use iPads in the Classroom
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5 Tips to Help Get Educators to Use iPads in the Classroom

It’s that time of year again…back to school! Educators everywhere are going through their back-to-school rituals of setting up their classrooms, organizing, preparing lesson plans, and getting all settled in. Many lucky teachers out there have added the task of learning how to successfully integrate iPads in the classroom as a learning tool to the list as well.

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8 Awesome Apps for iPads in the Classroom
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8 Awesome Apps for iPads in the Classroom

A couple more days and the start of another school year will be upon us.  As the dust settles from the school buses pulling into the yard it’s a great time to look at some amazing apps that are popular on the market separated by subject matter. Making use of the following apps are a great way to benefit from the use of ipads in the classroom. As classroom technology becomes more popular, see what you can do to improve your iPaded classroom.

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