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Assignments 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 are due to your instructor prior to the start of the last class. It is recommended that you complete 1-2 assignments per week to keep up with all of the required work.
Assignment #1 Five Web Sites and/or Articles
Find 5 articles or websites that relate to using the iPad, Tablets, E-Readers, or Applications in the classroom. Write 1 paragraph per article that summarizes your findings, making sure to connect it to your learning. Does it change your view or beliefs of the potential of the iPad? If so, how? What impact do you feel the iPad will make on your classroom / learning environment? Post the link to your article or website at the bottom of your paragraph.
Save the document in assignment #1 of your Google Drive.
Assignment #2 Fifteen Applications
Find 10 content specific (Educational) applications at the iTunes store. These applications should be of value to you and/or your students. Find 5 personal applications that you can use for personal or professional growth. Download the applications to your iPad.
On your document include the Name of the Application, a link to it in iTunes, and 3-4 sentences describing how you use it in your educational setting, or for your personal / professional growth. Some suggestions can be found through the links on the
Save the document in assignment #2 of your Google Drive.
Assignment #3 Application Mini-Lesson
Choose one of your content specific applications and prepare a Mini-Lesson Plan. On the last day, you will share the app that you used for this lesson. You need to share how you can use this application in your classroom to enhance a lesson as well as demonstrate to your peers how the application works. In a Word Document or Pages type up your lesson plan. Use the template found below. The lesson plan should include the name of the application, the goals / objectives of the lesson, a description of the lesson and how you will evaluate student learning.
Save the document in assignment #3 of your Google Drive.
iPad Application Lesson Plan Format.doc
Assignment #4 iBooks
Using iBooks another E-Book Application downloaded from the App Store, find two digital e-books. One e-book for personal use and one for educational use in your classroom. You may use part of a book to teach a concept. Another idea would be to search for a Free Digital Textbook that you can use with your students.
In a Word Document or Pages type up 1 paragraph describing why you chose each of the 2 books, how you plan to use them for professional / personal use and include the link to find each book. Save the document in assignment #4 of your Google Drive.
Assignment #5 iTunes U
Explore the iTunesU Application or link in iTunes to find a Podcast, Vidcast, or other educational content for use in your educational setting. In Pages or a Word Document describe in 1-2 paragraphs how you are able to use the resource to enhance a lesson in your classroom, include a description of the content and what benefits you see with iTunesU. Include a link to the iTunesU Resource you chose.
Save the document in assignment #5 of your Google Drive.
Assignments 6 and 7 will be completed in class the second weekend. Please DO NOT work ahead.
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