NO. OF CREDITS:
6 QUARTER CREDITS
[semester equivalent = 4.00 credits]
|WA CLOCK HRS:
The 21st century is witnessing a revolution within education. Educators are rapidly discovering the power of integrating iPad learning into their classroom curriculum. With the use of many interactive curriculum apps students are becoming engaged, interested, motivated and eager to learn. Classroom test scores are improving and teachers find their classrooms become an enhanced technology-based center for learning. Walk into the 21st century and discover the pedagogical shift from the past Industrial Revolution teaching practices to today’s Technology Revolution.
The iPad ranks as one the most significant educational computer applications ever created; it has the potential to be a highly impactful teaching and learning tool for all subject areas, and will heighten your student's level of achievement and technology awareness. This powerful educational resource has successfully been used in homeschool settings, birth-five preschool programs, special education, primary, middle, secondary and University programs.
Explore the plethora of apps that may best fit your educational setting and meet your classroom needs. Apps can be utilized to enhance disciplines such for concept development, special needs, speech and language, geography, history, social studies, business, finance, math, health fitness, science, language arts, music, drama, visual arts and more. There are apps for everything. The possibilities are endless.
By accessing the online resource list and downloading the Kindle and Amazon books educators will explore how the iPad can fit into their subject area, discipline, or meet your specific needs. Selected apps, most are free, can be downloaded directly onto your iPad and within seconds instantly become a reality.
Participants in this course will learn how to explore the countless ways the iPad can be utilized In the classroom, how to access online iPad apps, explore suggested apps, download books, apply Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy to curriculum development, visit virtual support sites, review articles from successful programs and develop iPad classroom curriculum to fit their specific needs.
Online Course Access:
This is an ONLINE course. During the registration checkout process you will be asked to provide a password to be used for security access to the online course system. Once your registration is completed, you will receive an online confirmation and an email message, explaining how to log into the online course system. Please keep a record of this important access information. You may wish to bookmark or save the web address as a 'favorite' in your internet access environment.
Required Text: In association with Amazon, you may purchase this text by using the link provided. Click on the book picture below.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course, participants will have:
Completion of all specified assignments is required for issuance of hours or credit. The Heritage Institute does not award partial credit.
Completing the basic assignments (Section A. Information Acquisition) for this course automatically earns participant’s their choice of CEUs (Continuing Education Units), or Washington State Clock Hours or Oregon PDUs. The Heritage Institute offers CEUs and is an approved provider of Washington State Clock Hours and Oregon PDUs.
UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT INFORMATION
REQUIREMENTS FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
Continuing Education Quarter credits are awarded by Antioch University Seattle (AUS). AUS requires 75% or better for credit at the 400 level and 85% or better to issue credit at the 500 level. These criteria refer both to the amount and quality of work submitted.
CREDIT/NO CREDIT (No Letter Grades or Numeric Equivalents on Transcripts)
Antioch University Seattle (AUS) Continuing Education Quarter credit is offered on a Credit/No Credit basis; neither letter grades nor numeric equivalents are on a transcript. 400 level credit is equal to a "C" or better, 500 level credit is equal to a "B" or better. This information is on the back of the transcript.
AUS Continuing Education quarter credits may or may not be accepted into degree programs. Prior to registering determine with your district personnel, department head or state education office the acceptability of these credits for your purpose.
ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION
All Texts are digital downloads to be read on your iPad using the Kindle App. Download the Kindle app prior to downloading your text books Kindle App from the iTunes Store (Free). https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kindle-read-books-ebooks-magazines/id302584613?mt=8
None. All reading is online.
Course materials are found online.
ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR HOURS OR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
A. INFORMATION ACQUISITION
Assignments done in a course forum will show responses from all educators active in the course. Feel free to read and respond to others comments.
Assignment #1: COURSE FORUM - Introduce Yourself
Introduce yourself by describing your professional situation.Include reasons for being interested in this course, what you expect to take away, and your general level of experience and proficiency with instruction that incorporates some level of technology, including the Internet.
Post 1-2 pages in the Assignment Response Box.
Assignment #2: User Guide
iPad ‘User Guide’: Navigation Techniques and Tools
From your iPad open the program or download the iPad ‘User Guide’ from the ‘Help” menu.
Assignment #3: Download Text eBooks & Materials
Download Text eBooks and Materials
After reading and reviewing the 3 download texts write a 1-2 page paper per book (8 pages max.) and magazine, describing the concepts, applications and suggested apps that may be useful in your classroom.
Post in the online response box.
Assignment #4: Classroom Resources
iPads in the Classroom Resources
Such websites can be found at the following address:
Assignment #5: Bloom’s Taxonomy
Langwitch’s Blog: Bloom’s Taxonomy for the iPad
Access: Langwitches Blog at: http://langwitches.org/blog/2011/08/21/blooms-taxonomy-and-ipad-apps/
Post in the online response.
Assignment #6: Kahn Academy
Assignment #7: The Apps
Assignment #8: Creative Solutions
Creative Solutions: iPads in the classroom
The Conversation. 2018. Why Scientist Need Art Training. https://theconversation.com/steam-not-stem-why-scientists-need-arts-training-89788
McCay, D. (2019) The Balance of Careers; STEM Careers. Dotdash publishing. Accessed on 8/29/19 https://www.thebalancecareers.com/stem-careers-525652
mobile guardian, 4/2018. 10 of the best STEM apps for iPad – STEM Series. https://www.mobileguardian.com/best-stem-apps-for-ipad/
mobile guardian, 4/2018. 5 of the best Engineering apps for iPad – STEM Series. https://www.mobileguardian.com/the-best-engineering-apps-for-ipad-stem-series/
mobile guardian, 4/2018. 7 of the best Math apps for iPad – STEM Series. https://www.mobileguardian.com/7-of-the-best-math-apps-for-ipad-stem-series/
mobile guardian, 4/2018. 7 of the best Science apps for iPad – STEM Series. https://www.mobileguardian.com/7-of-the-best-science-apps-for-ipad-stem-series/
Riley, S. 9/2018. Education Closet. STEAM Careers for the 21st Century. https://educationcloset.com/2018/09/01/steam-careers-for-the-21st-century/
Assignment #9: Culminating Activities
Based on this iPad course, develop an ”Introduction to iPad” Unit Plan for your classroom, grade level and/or subject area. Your teaching unit should contain the following:
Post 4-6 pages in the online response box.
ADDITIONAL ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
B. LEARNING APPLICATION
In this section you will apply your learning to your professional situation. This course assumes that most participants are classroom teachers who have access to students. If you do not have a classroom available to you, please contact the instructor for course modifications. Assignments done in a course forum will show responses from all educators active in the course. Feel free to read and respond to others comments.
Assignment #10: Implement Your Teaching Unit
Implement Your iPad Classroom Teaching Unit
Complete and post the following assignments in the online response box:
A 3-4-page narrative with reflection on the presentation and/or experience, detailed discussion of activities, goals and learning outcomes. What went well? What could be improved? Post samples of any exemplary student work, including, if you choose, photos or videos links using the ‘Share a file’ option. Include an outline showing the scope and sequence of learning activities that may have engaged your students. Discuss how your unit incorporates Bloom’s Newly Revised Taxonomy.
Assignment #11: (500 Level ONLY)
In addition to the 400 level assignments do one of the following:
Prepare a PowerPoint or Prezi presentation for an in-service for other teachers on what you learned in this course. Upload your response in the online environment using the “Share A File” option.
Work collaboratively with a colleague to develop a conceptualized plan that describes how you would use the iPad within a cross-curricular application. Write and post 2-3 pages in the online response box describing the plan, emphasizing the learning applications that the iPad apps can provide, as compared with other means.
Option C) Evaluate the online iPad course materials from the Apple Web Site in 2-4 pages and post online.
C. INTEGRATION PAPER
Assignment #12: (Required for 400 and 500 Level)
SELF REFLECTION & INTEGRATION PAPER
(Please do not write this paper until you've completed all of your other assignments)
Write a 350-500 word Integration Paper answering these 5 questions:
INSTRUCTOR COMMENTS ON YOUR WORK:
Please indicate by email to the instructor if you would like to receive comments on your assignments.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHING THIS COURSE:
Debora Supplitt M.F.A-A.Ed./M.Ed. received her Masters (M.Ed.) and Bachelor of Art (B.A.) degree from San Francisco State University and Masters of Fine Arts in Art Education (M.F.A.-A.Ed,) from Boston University. She has worked with students of all levels, including preschool, elementary, middle school, high school and professional educators, since 1980. She is certified in Washington, Oregon and California in Pre/K-12-Adult Special and Elementary Education and is highly qualified in the core areas of Art, Music, Reading, and Special Education as well as being a trained Intervention Specialist. Debora knows the importance of providing a creative environment where all students and teachers can thrive. Presently she is working in her dream position as a full time middle school Art Teacher. Debora provides classroom teachers with the tools and resources needed to integrate art into the daily curriculum and is always busy developing new, creative and fun workshops for teachers. She is passionate about providing exciting, meaningful, useful and fun filled continuing education for all teachers.
iPAD REVOLUTION: 21st Century Technology In The Classroom
Audubon Park Elementary (2012). Wiki site, with mostly apps. Retrieved on May 15, 2012 from:
Cybrary Man (2012) Educational website. Edudemic magazine. Retrieved on May 15, 2012 from:
Daccord, T. & Reich, J. (2014) iPads in the Classroom: From Consumption and Curation to Creation. Amazon.com. Retrived on Swpt. 4, 2016. https://www.amazon.com/iPads-Classroom-Consumption-Creation/dp/1941112935/ref=sr13?ie=UTF8&qid=1473012263&sr=8-3&keywords=ipad+in+education
Edudemic (2016). Connecting Education and Technology. Retrieved on Sept. 4, 2016 from:
Edudemic (2016). The ultimate guide to using iPads in the classroom. Retrieved on Sept. 4, 2016 from:
Edudemic (2015) Online Safety: A Teacher’s Guide to Dealing with Cyberbullying, Sexting and Student Privacy . Retrieved on Sept. 4, 2016, from:
Kahn, S. (2012). Kahn academy app. Apple app store:
Kay, A. (2012). iPad: Free apps for educators. Retrieved on May 15, 2012 from:
Langwich’s Blog (2011). Bloom’s Taxonomy for the iPad. Retrieved on Sept. 4, 2016 from:
Lirerman, K. & Wideen, K. (2016) Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom. Retrieved on Sept. 4, 2016
Norton, J. (2012). The rule of 6: How to teach with an iPad. Retrieved on Sept. 4, 2016 from:
Peregian Beach College, (2016). iPad in Years 4-6 Retrieved on Sept. 4, 2016 from: Training for Parents: http://www.pbc.qld.edu.au/attachments/article/90/Parent%20iPad%20info%20booklet.pdf
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