iPad and iPad Mini have taken classrooms by storm, quickly emerging as the mobile device of choice. This session focuses on effective iPad innovation from both a conceptual as well as a practical standpoint. Beginning with understanding the device itself and the features of the iOS, we will move along a path from consumption to creation to curation to connection.
Consumption: In this first phase, we will explore ways in which iPads can be used to consume content, focusing on reading, research, and accessing multimedia.
Creation: A majority of the workshop will focus on what students and teachers can DO with iPad. From audio, video, and screencasts to digital notebooks and eBooks, we will look at the potential for creating new learning objects.
Curation: In this phase, not only will we discuss workflow challenges and cloud storage solutions, but also strategies and best practices for constructing innovative learning environments that leverage the digital content created by students and teachers.
Connection & Collaboration: Given the potential to instantly publish and collaborate from iPad, we will explore the potential for creating a connected classroom that expands beyond the walls of the school through collaborative projects, digital portfolios, blogs, and social media.