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Professional Learning Board just released a Self-study  iPads in the Classroom course I wrote. It is a  self-directed course to take in your own time and at your own speed.

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“You have an iPad in your classroom, now what?”

The iPad helps us prepare today’s student for today’s world in more ways than we could ever do using traditional teaching strategies. However to achieve heights in teaching and learning, teachers need to understand much more than just how to use an iPad.

This course has been specially designed for teachers who are just beginning to use iPads or those who are considering using them. Rather than a focus on learning to operate an iPad, this course will help teachers gain knowledge about different ways by which the iPad can be integrated into the process of learning. In addition to practical learning activites and ideas, it helps the teacher prepare the classroom environment and schedule for the introduction of iPads. It helps teachers to plan and organize iPad use, so that it is efficient and smooth.

At the end of this course teachers will be able to:

  • Learn to use an Ipad
  • Find and use apps for teaching
  • Organize iPad activities in the classroom
  • Set up the classroom environment to encourage efficient iPad us
  • Manage technical tasks related to iPad maintenance including charging, updating and storing.
  • Use iPads to teach and practice 21st century skills including communicating, collaborating, connecting, creating and critical thinking.

And so much more!

If you are interested, I have a few promotional codes.  I will send a code for 50% off the course (regularly $39) to the first few readers who contact me . First come first serve.

 

 

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  3. Sharon says:

    I would love to give codes to Ts I am giving iPads to in the next few weeks!

  4. Catriona Pene says:

    I would love to be able to work through your course to see the potential you talk about for ipad use in the classroom. I work with teachers and iPads and follow your blog religiously.

  5. I’d love to take the course!!

  6. I would love to work through your course – my teaching partner and I are working on integrating iPads within our school division ( 15 classrooms), and are always on the lookout for articulate, coherent resources we can use, rather than trying to reinvent the wheel.

    Please let us know how we can possibly access your resources to share with our staff. Thanks very much!
    Carol Fortnum
    York Region District School Board

  7. […] Self- Directed Course: iPads in the Classroom | Langwitches Blog […]

  8. Your course, with its focus on the iPad as a learning tool, looks intriguing. I work with middle school teachers in Vermont supporting them as they integrate technology in their classrooms to support student-centered learning. While many of the teachers are committed to using the iPad to shift ownership of the learning away from being so teacher centered, they struggle with just what that looks like. I would love to have access to a few codes so I can engage with a few teachers from each one of our schools to pilot it. The idea is we would take the course together and then share the experience with our respective schools to encourage others to take the course.

    I am very excited to dive in.
    Susan Hennessey
    Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education
    University of Vermont

  9. Cris says:

    I want to recibe the codes for course iPads to in The classroom. Thanks a lot.

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