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(Vator.tv)   How teachers are using iPads for classroom management. Surprisingly, not by smacking the loudmouth kids with it   (vator.tv) divider line 19
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2012-08-22 03:14:58 PM  
man... i just not used to calling these tablet devices pads... i had an image of a lady smothering children with feminine hygiene products
 
2012-08-22 03:17:27 PM  
I hope we can get some more anti-Apple wanking in this thread, we're so short these days.
 
2012-08-22 03:26:12 PM  
IN our district, teachers use their iPads to stream Pandora. Sure there is some educational use, but the vast majority use them for Pandora.

/Is it just me or was that article nothing more than an ad?
 
2012-08-22 03:29:27 PM  

Whatthefark: IN our district, teachers use their iPads to stream Pandora. Sure there is some educational use, but the vast majority use them for Pandora.

/Is it just me or was that article nothing more than an ad?


i think that internet news sites are the new forum for your business's marketing dollar. there are so many product centric articles, that they must be getting paid to write them...

/ if they're not, then they're like the cow that gives the milk away for free or something like that.
 
2012-08-22 03:54:02 PM  
Some good points at the beginning article about why Teaching sucks today. Maybe we should go back to flunking and kicking out the problem kids, let the teachers focus on the kids that do want to be there.

Good behavior, discipline and intellectual curiosity should already be taken care of before the kid is school aged. If they aren't the Teacher is wasting a lot of time on a few "bad apples" to the detriment of all the other students.
 
2012-08-22 05:03:11 PM  

Whatthefark: IN our district, teachers use their iPads to stream Pandora. Sure there is some educational use, but the vast majority use them for Pandora.

/Is it just me or was that article nothing more than an ad?


All these puff pieces are the same" "The amazing iPad, what CAN'T it do and how did we ever live without it?".

I remember sticky stars on a piece of construction paper next to the chalkboard, which is pretty much what this is, only with the BEAUTIFUL RETINA DISPLAY!!!
 
2012-08-22 05:04:02 PM  

H31N0US: Whatthefark: IN our district, teachers use their iPads to stream Pandora. Sure there is some educational use, but the vast majority use them for Pandora.

/Is it just me or was that article nothing more than an ad?

All these puff pieces are the same" "The amazing iPad, what CAN'T it do and how did we ever live without it?".

I remember sticky stars on a piece of construction paper next to the chalkboard, which is pretty much what this is, only with the BEAUTIFUL RETINA DISPLAY!!!


I just know, in my hearts, you'd both be in here with the exact same posts if it said "Galaxy Tab" instead of "iPad."
 
2012-08-22 05:26:46 PM  
As someone who just received an iPad for work purposes (a residential charter school), I'm pretty excited about the things I've already found I can do. It's not a necessity, but there are some pretty innovative applications I'm looking forward to delving into!
 
2012-08-22 05:36:43 PM  
As a high school teacher used ClassDojo last spring, all I can say is: Meh.
 
2012-08-22 06:24:42 PM  
As an adult going back to college and using one as a student, I bought one this weekend and love it like Crazy. Has made keeping track of all class handouts and notes so much easier since teachers put s tuff online and then I can jus t download it to my iPad and do whatever work I need to with it there.
 
2012-08-22 06:40:23 PM  
Honest question: any of you guys know where you can find an x86 tablet for a reasonable price?

The other day at Mizzou, I was walking down the hallway and saw a guy with a tablet running something that looked a LOT like Windows 8. Unless he had access to some test hardware (and I doubt it), he had to find an x86 tablet and install one of the previews.
 
2012-08-22 07:28:24 PM  
At my daughter's middle school they had out iPod touches two kids don't already have them. They function as normal things you'd find in the classroom such as a dictionary or calculator, but the best use is for taking instant quizzes.

Imagine a teacher giving a lecture, and then doing an instant quiz using the iPod touch or iPad. The kids give their answers interactively, and in a couple minutes the teacher has an idea of how to split the kids into three groups: one group that didn't understand it all and will get another lecture, another group in the middle it just needs more practice, the third group that nailed it and needs more challenging material.
 
2012-08-22 10:25:28 PM  
Surprisingly, not by smacking the loudmouth kids with it

Really? Have you actually seen the price of these? Use a stick.
 
2012-08-22 10:34:03 PM  
I use my iPad in the classroom a lot. I use it to show diagrams and illustrations, because like most biology teachers, I am terrible at drawing (I think it's a job requirement). It's also great for doing a quick search to find pictures and even video of organisms we are talking about to give students a better feel for what the science is actually about.

It's really useful because I can often call up diagrams and information straight from the original research papers, rather than the processed (and often not well) illustrations that end up in high school level textbooks.

I'd also be using it for my gradebook, but I'm still waiting for iTeacherBook to update their app to be fully compatible with the iPad 3, so for now, my gradebook is on my iPhone (yes, and I also have an iPod and a MacBook Pro, so I guess I'm an iWhore).

And, yes, the temptation is often their to smack some of the more douchebaggy students around with it. The iPad seems to have a nice, solid weight and build to it. ;)
 
2012-08-22 10:34:55 PM  

mamoru: And, yes, the temptation is often THERE to smack some of the more douchebaggy students around with it. The iPad seems to have a nice, solid weight and build to it. ;)


ftfm

/I teach biology, not English :p
 
2012-08-23 05:17:38 AM  

LasersHurt: I just know, in my hearts, you'd both be in here with the exact same posts if it said "Galaxy Tab" instead of "iPad."


I would ask why it had to be a Galaxy. If the headline said "Tab" I would still think it's stupid...but probably not comment. However, the headline says "iPad" as if it were the only tablet available.
 
2012-08-23 05:24:42 AM  

Marine1: Honest question: any of you guys know where you can find an x86 tablet for a reasonable price?

The other day at Mizzou, I was walking down the hallway and saw a guy with a tablet running something that looked a LOT like Windows 8. Unless he had access to some test hardware (and I doubt it), he had to find an x86 tablet and install one of the previews.


Windows 8 has new support for ARM processors
 
2012-08-23 08:58:05 AM  

H31N0US: LasersHurt: I just know, in my hearts, you'd both be in here with the exact same posts if it said "Galaxy Tab" instead of "iPad."

I would ask why it had to be a Galaxy. If the headline said "Tab" I would still think it's stupid...but probably not comment. However, the headline says "iPad" as if it were the only tablet available.


I disagree with the interpretation that saying "iPad" somehow implies there are no other tabs. You're right that there was no need to be specific at all, since we're talking about an application.
 
2012-08-23 09:27:22 AM  

Sczi: Marine1: Honest question: any of you guys know where you can find an x86 tablet for a reasonable price?

The other day at Mizzou, I was walking down the hallway and saw a guy with a tablet running something that looked a LOT like Windows 8. Unless he had access to some test hardware (and I doubt it), he had to find an x86 tablet and install one of the previews.

Windows 8 has new support for ARM processors


Well, yeah, I knew that, but there is no ARM version available yet. It's not out for download and will be available only through OEM channels. That means he was running x86.
 
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