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Mobile Technology:

Mobile Technology Use of iPads in the classroom

What is mobile technology?:

What is mobile technology? It is any device that can be carried with you to perform a variety of tasks. Examples: iPads Laptop computers Cellular phones & smart phones GPS devices E-readers

What is an iPad?:

What is an iPad? It is a tablet computer developed by Apple. It is controlled by a touchscreen interface instead of a keyboard.

Popular uses of iPads:

Popular uses of iPads Surf the internet E-reader C amera Mobile gamer Videoconferencing GPS Movies Recipe book Educational apps

Why use iPads in the classroom?:

Why use iPads in the classroom? Children need to be able to use, interact, and create with technology in today’s world. iPads have a wide range of educational apps, creative tools, and interactive textbooks. It can be easily adapted for diverse learners.

Uses in the Classroom:

Uses in the Classroom Paint and Draw Read-along stories Make music Stream videos for lessons i-Prompt Puppet Pals

Uses in the classroom (continued):

Uses in the classroom (continued) K-12 Timed Reading Practice Use “Hinge” question assessment Take or Record classroom notes Finger Count Create and Collaborate on Google Docs

Uses in the classroom (continued):

Uses in the classroom (continued) Create Digital Stories Math practice Link your iPad to the Whiteboard Tangram App

Pros of using iPads in the classroom:

Pros of using iPads in the classroom Students love them. Good battery life Abundant apps E-textbook platform User friendly to students with disabilities Lightweight and portable Easy to use

Cons of using iPads in the classroom:

Cons of using iPads in the classroom Expensive Doesn’t support flash No USB port Typing is sometimes frustrating. Lack of multi-tasking


Resources Apple Strategic growth concepts Teachers with apps 62 Ideas for using the iPad in the classroom

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