Product DescriptionTake a look inside the first lesson of iPads in Education For Teaching Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Course
Instructor: Karina Barley – M.Ed.
iPads in Education adapted for Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
Approved with TEA as a Continuing Education Provider.
The iPad is quickly becoming the most innovative and exciting technology based teaching tool to come along in years. Many schools across the country have purchased iPads for their students however comprehensive and essential iPad training to properly utilize the full power of the iPad and its best educational apps is not available.
This popular online professional development course provides invaluable, targeted step-by-step instruction and practical exercises on how to use the iPad and its educational apps. Not only does this online course show teachers how to use iPads, it also guides them through the process of integrate technology into daily lessons, which will enhance and enrich your teaching experience. Additionally, teachers will discover how to
create lessons using the iPad, and the best apps to individualize and differentiate lessons like never before.
This course will help you successfully introduce the iPad into your classroom and give you the confidence and knowledge you need to utilize it to its full potential.
You will be provided with opportunities to:
Discover how iPads work and also uncover the hidden uses of the iPad.
Understand how iPad apps can reflect the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.
Experiment with ways to incorporate iPads into your daily lesson plans.
Develop the use of iPad apps as an assessment tool.
Develop the concept of what an iPad classroom can look like.
Appreciate the benefits for students.
This iPad course is different to any other as it not only provides instruction on educational iPad apps and how to use them; it demonstrates how using the iPad and apps can be implemented into the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS); and then links the TEKS to classroom content through providing opportunities for practical lesson design and assessment
This course will focus on:
How to use iPads in education.
iPads and how they work in a classroom setting.
iPad apps – and how they can reflect Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and learning outcomes.
How to incorporate the iPad into your daily lesson plans and thematic units.
How to use the iPad for assessment.
What your iPad based classroom will look like.
Creating an iPad policy for use in the classroom and K-12 schools.
Setting up an iPad in the classroom.
Design a curriculum unit using the iPad.
Implementing iPads into the classroom.
What are the benefits to students in all educational arenas.
Practical assignments where you can create lessons and classroom contents you can use within your day to day teaching.
This iPad course is different to any other as it not only provides instruction on apps and how to use them; it demonstrates how using the iPad and apps can be implemented into the TEKS; and then links the TEKS to classroom content through opportunities for
practical lesson design and assessment. This course showcases over 200 educational apps in their various subject areas and links directly to the iTunes Store.
Karina Barley, an expert in iPad use within the classroom, has a Master in Education specializing in Technology and Special Education. She has written over 20 courses on 21st Century Education, iPads in Education, and Autism Awareness, available to teachers in the United States, Australia and Singapore.
You will discover:
Why iPads are effective in the classroom and why they are beneficial for students.
The student’s perspective on iPads… Why kids like them.
An understanding of Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy and a direct correlation to iPad and app practice in the classroom.
How to incorporate Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy’s learning objectives into your lesson outline using the iPad and iPad apps.
Practical links, ideas and suggestions for how you can create your own iPad ‘classroom’.
How to develop of strategies for integrating iPads as a teaching tool into all classroom planning including with TEKS in mind.
- How to organize your iPad.
- Settings, security and childproofing.
- Building relationships with parents and staff.
- Using iPads for Flip Teaching.
- iPads in the classroom.
- iPads and the curriculum – English – Reading.
- iPads and the curriculum – English – Writing, and Speaking and Listening.
- iPads and the curriculum – Math.
- Apps for extending Literacy.
- Apps for extending Numeracy.
- Apps in other curriculum areas.
- How to search for apps.
Outline of Course
Lesson One – Starting out
An understanding of why iPads are effective in the classroom and why they are beneficial for students.
The student’s perspective on iPads. Why do kids like them?
An understanding of Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy and a direct correlation to using iPads and iPad apps in the classroom.
How to incorporate Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy’s learning objectives into your lesson outline, using the iPad and iPad apps.
Practical links, ideas and suggestions for how you can create your own iPad classroom.
Lesson Two – Settings, security and childproofing
Develop an awareness of the various iPad settings and learn how to use settings to childproof the iPad in school arenas.
Know how to make the iPad more secure and child friendly.
Understand the importance of creating an iPad Policy for your school and your classroom.
Gain the knowledge you will need to write your own iPad Policy.
Lesson Three – Apps, photos and screenshots
Discover how to search for apps that are suitable for your classroom needs.
How to fix problems that occur with apps.
How to take screenshots on the iPad, and how teachers can use screenshots for record keeping and assessment.
How to transfer photos onto your iPad from a camera memory card, or directly from a PC or other devices.
Develop an understanding of why using photos in lessons can be valuable and ideas on how to use photos in lessons.
Gain awareness on the types of apps that utilize photos.
Lesson Four – Using iPads for Flip Teaching
What is a ‘Flipped’ class?
The iPad and Flip Teaching.
Screencasting using iPads.
Augmentative reality apps.
Video and animation in apps.
Lesson Five – iPads in the classroom
Teachers will discover how to organize their iPad apps into folders/sections and understand why it is important for classroom organization.
How to create home screen icons for important websites on the iPad.
To understand how the iCloud works and why the iCloud is important for classroom management of iPads.
Lesson Six – iPads and the curriculum – English and Reading
Understanding the 3 strands of Literacy (Reading, Writing & Speaking and Listening)..
Develop strategies for integrating the TEKS into all classroom planning, including and especially using the iPad as a teaching tool for Reading.
Recognizing how TEKS should be considered when considering lesson content using iPads and apps.
How using the iPads in the classroom can meet these goals.
Becoming aware of the types of apps that can be utilized to reflect
Lesson Seven – iPads and the curriculum – English, Writing, and Speaking and Listening
For teachers to understand TEKS for Writing and how using the iPad can assist in meeting this guide.
Be aware of the types of apps that can be utilized to develop lessons surrounding Writing.
For teachers to understand TEKS for Speaking and Listening and how using the iPad can assist in meeting this guide.
Be aware of the types of apps that can be utilized to develop lessons surrounding Speaking and Listening.
The opportunity to create writing lessons using iPads and apps, ensuring TEKS are the basis for the lesson content.
Be able to develop lesson outlines with TEKS as the foundation for all curriculum planning.
Lesson Eight – iPads and the curriculum – Math
Have an awareness of the expectations of ‘practices and proficiencies’ in the Mathematics TEKS and what types of iPad apps can be used to demonstrate the qualities required in each section.
Be exposed to a range of iPad Math apps from P-12.
Be able to take any of the ‘practices’ within TEKS and be able to create a Math lesson using any Math iPad.
Understand and develop your own understanding of how TEKS will affect and improve your teaching, and whether the iPad and various Math apps will add to this understanding.
Be able to develop Math lessons/curriculum using the iPad and iPad apps, whilst being mindful TEKS.
Lesson Nine – Apps for Literacy
Develop an understanding of why Reading, Writing, and Speaking and Listening apps are important in your Literacy programs.
Be aware of what kinds of classroom experiences can be provided using iPad apps in all three areas.
Be exposed to a range of apps that can be used in the Reading, Writing, and Speaking and Listening program for all ages.
Have experience in creating lesson content integrating iPad apps.
To think about how using the iPad and apps from the students’ perspective.
Lesson Ten – Apps for Numeracy
Learn and identify key points in Mathematics.
Become aware of the types of apps that exemplify TEKS as they encompass one or more of the key points.
Be exposed to how to use the iPad apps with direct links to YouTube videos that provide reviews or explanations on how to use specific apps.
Be provided with opportunities to use the apps to create lesson or curriculum ideas.
Be able to observe what other schools have achieved using iPads in their classroom with direct links to websites, blogs and YouTube.
Lesson Eleven – Other educational iPad apps
Experience a range of apps in other curriculum areas such as History, Geography, Science, Art and Music.
Gain an understanding of the ‘agile space’ and how this relates to iPad technology and the curriculum.
Be exposed to how to use iPad apps in other curriculum areas with direct links to YouTube videos that provide reviews or explanations on how to use these apps.
Gain knowledge about apps that can be used across many curriculum areas.
Explore apps that can be used by the teacher in the classroom for testing and quizzes.
Provides you with an opportunity to design lesson content in other curriculum areas utilizing the iPad and iPad apps.
Understand what it means to be digitally creative, and to reflect on evolving and improving one’s individual teaching methods and experiences.
Lesson Twelve – How to search for apps
Learn how to search and choose apps for your specific classroom needs.
Understand the importance of evaluating apps for classroom use.
Gain a profile of the types of apps especially sought after by educators.
Practice completing an Evaluation Pro forma for assessing iPad apps as to the benefit for use in lessons.