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iPad in Education For Dummies by Sam Gliksman

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Appendix

Modeling the iPad Classroom

Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.

— William Butler Yeats

Teachers around the world are starting to recognize the potential of technology to innovate and reform our educational systems. This is their chapter. It isn’t easy when you have to deal with ever-increasing class sizes and work within the constraints of compulsory testing procedures. Slowly but surely, however, teachers are recognizing the transformative potential of technology to empower students and change the ways in which they learn. It’s the recognition that education in the 21st century is about developing lifelong learning habits.

Chapter 11 takes a close look at a series of sample math and science lessons. This appendix presents a small additional sampling from teachers across all disciplines who are striving to use technology in unique and innovative ways. I’m extremely grateful for their participation in the book and for the work they do with children every day.

Learning Geography with Virtual Trips

Submitted by

Jenny Ashby, Epsom Primary, Victoria, Australia

Grade level

4th- to 6th-grade geography

Objectives

Learn about the geography of an area by creating the narrative of a virtual trip.

Apps/tools

iPad 2 and iOS 5.1 (minimum), Google Earth, Google Maps, iMovie

Geography is always best learned when you travel and experience locations firsthand. That usually isn’t a practical possibility. However, with the aid ...

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