Your school may have a technology
plan, but how will that plan advance learning? Millions of iPads are in the
hands of students worldwide. Many educators, however, see them only as game
stations or replacements for notebooks and textbooks. In iPads in the Classroom, authors Tom Daccord and Justin Reich
explain why iPads can be so much more useful. They present a tremendous
opportunity for teachers to rethink the design of learning environments to best
suit the needs of their students.
Daccord and Reich argue that
technology must be put in the service of learning so students can build the
capacity to solve unstructured problems, communicate persuasively, and gain a
deep understanding of content.
The authors also address the five bedrock
principles to shape teaching and professional development, and provide
Guiding teachers on a
trajectory from consumption to curation, and then creation
learning communities for schoolwide iPad integration
Designing workshops to
create learning environments that model principles
This book isn't about how to click
buttons on apps: it's about how to transform schools and change students' lives
with differentiated, meaningful, purposeful learning that helps them develop
the real-world skills they'll need in the decades ahead.