Friday, May 27, 2011

Summer iPad Exploration

Our school's tech staff and administration decided to buy iPads for many teachers this spring.  The iPads will be distributed prior to summer vacation so that teachers can explore this mobile learning device (MLD) during the summer months.  Yesterday I discussed this exploration process with one of our tech integration specialists.  We wondered about the best exploration process.  Here's what we've come up with so far.

  1. The tech integration specialist will give a quick intro to iPad before teachers leave for the summer.
  2. We'll share a list of exploration ideas:  photograph/video special places/events for multimedia composition or projects/class share, quick check of email/news, explore free aps, think about the learning needs of your students,  explore related aps.
  3. Creation of an iPad Exploration Chart - one for our staff, and a public one for our Twitter PLNs to collect ideas related to specific subjects/grades. 
  4. Our tech specialist(s) will attend ISTE to collect more ideas.
  5. Great links share (more to be added):  
If you have further ideas for our summer iPad exploration, please let me know.  Thanks for sharing in this endeavor.  I look forward to your comments.