Only 1 iPad in the Classroom http://bit.ly/RWn776 Only 1 iPad in the Classroom
Is only one iPad in a classroom worth it? This question keeps reappearing on the EC Ning and in other blog spaces.
The answer is easy: YES, especially if the teacher has access to a Mac desktop or (preferably) laptop and a wifi network in the classroom.
It is an even larger YES if the Mac device has the most current operating system. Having a computer to which the iPad can sync is not absolutely necessary, but it is a Best Idea. If you are not feeling confident, get your IT person or another teacher to help you out with setup.
I am focused here on apps to install for MS and HS - and then what to do with them. Here is a recent post from an elementary teacher called "Teaching in the one-iPad Classroom" that will help k-5 teachers.
How to Thrive in a One-Computer Classroom http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech/tech092.shtml How to Thrive -- Not Just Survive -- in a One-Computer Classroom
Are you a teacher in a one-computer classroom? Do you long to incorporate technology into your lessons but not know how? Are you unsure how to start, feel overwhelmed, or believe it is more of a hassle than it is worth? Today Education World writer Glori Chaika explores strategies experienced teachers use to help them turn their one computer into a dynamic, creative teaching tool.
Included: Strategies that work!
The One-Computer Classroom http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic84.htm The One-Computer Classroom
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Although many schools have computer labs, portable laptops, and multiple classroom computers, many classrooms are still dealing with a single computer in the classroom. Frustrated teachers ask, "What can I do with just one computer?" Let's explore the options:
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