iPads in Education

Sample 2- Day iPad Hands-on Workshop

Day 1
Introduction – Go over workshop’s goals and agenda. Essential Questions:
What kinds of learners do I have in the Classroom? How can the iPad, as a tool, help differentiate learning? How can I prepare my students for 2023?

Overview of iPad – What to do with the iPad once you take it out of the box?
Let’s look at hardware and software controls, settings, shortcuts, and adding content to your iPad. We will share general tips and tricks to increase your comfort level and help you get the most out of the device.

21st Century Skills and Literacies – The iPad supports teaching skills and new kinds of literacies to prepare our students for their future.

The iPad as a Teaching Tool – The iPad gives us instant access to information and media to support and supplement teaching in the classroom.

The iPad as a Learning Tool – The iPad is a device that supports differentiated learning. Let’s take advantage of the personalization opportunities for individual students to enable their unique learning needs.

The iPad as a Creation & Publishing Tool – Students become curators of information, their own radio show hosts, documentary creators, tutorial designers, storytellers, and creators of their own books.

Apps– A showcase of apps that supports all levels of the Bloom’s Taxonomy. We will look at examples for digital storytelling, writing, mind-mapping, productivity, note taking, video and audio production, photography and specific subject areas.

Day 2

Sample Lessons, Units and Projects
– Let’s look at a variety of sample activities to demonstrate the iPad’s capabilities and possibilities in the classroom.

Lesson, Unit or Project Development
– This session will include working in small groups to plan and upgrade a lesson, unit or project for the 21st century with the iPad.

Reflective Activity – How do you plan to use the iPad to increase student engagement and motivation? How do you plan to use the device for your own productivity and professional learning? How will you use iPads to increase student learning?

Breakout Sessions– Customized sessions to address specific areas of interests, topics or apps.

Culmination – Participants will share their upgraded lesson, unit or project with the rest of the group as well as in an online depository.