iPads for Teaching and Learning

Resources:

The Reed College iPad Study: Summary of Faculty Evaluation Reports
The iPad in Education: The Professor's Perspective
Teaching and Learning: Using iPads in the Classroom

How can I and my students use the iPad in the classroom?

  • Accessing the course shell in the Canvas LMS
    • Posting to the discussion board
    • Accessing course resources
    • Submitting assignments
    • Tracking student attendance
  • Reading textbooks, library resources, and electronic files
  • Brainstorming
  • Online research
  • Note taking/journaling
  • Sharing an iPad screen with the class
  • Collaboration in group work
  • Drawing and design
  • Student response
  • Shared whiteboard
  • Perform mathematical calculations

How might I and my students use the iPad outside of the classroom?

  • Accessing the course shell in the Canvas LMS
  • Reading textbooks, library resources, and electronic files
  • Remote access of a virtual desktop computer and the software it contains
  • Checking Xavier email
  • Keeping a calendar
  • Tracking to-do?s
  • Audio recording/podcast
  • Note taking
  • Collaboration in group work
  • File storage, access, and sharing
  • Drawing and design
  • Shared whiteboard
  • Office hours from anywhere
  • Group meetings from anywhere
  • Creating presentations
  • Blogging
  • Watching videos relevant to course content
  • Study for a test
  • Take and edit photos and images
  • Perform mathematical calculations
  • Brainstorming and creating diagrams
  • Providing feedback on student work and explanation of complex concepts