Posted on 04/23/2010 at 09:39 AM by Global Reach
The famous iPad has come out and schools are going to be very interested in this piece of technology. I haven't had too much time to play around with mine, but from everything I've read and everything I have seen, I feel that it would be very beneficial in a classroom setting. As a former teacher, I could have used it for record keeping, informal assessment data, observational data and a lot more (there is even an IEP checklist app)! My students could have used it to read books and practice skills with the hundreds of apps available.
As I do with everything else, I used the Google search engine to find information about iPads in the classroom. I searched "iPads in the classroom" and found a website called www.ipadintheclassroom.com. I thought my search result was hilarious because there was a website for my search. I figured it was probably not a legitamit website, but it was, and it had really great information. It is basically a blog written by a guy named Sam Thompson who says on his site, "I’m a technology instructor in the Park City School District in Park City, Utah. I spend the majority of my time working with teachers on integrating technology in their classrooms." If you want more information on the iPads in the classroom I would visit his website. He has some great information. I'm sure he will be adding more as he learns more.
As for me, I'm off to look into what apps I can download for my iPad!