10 Things To Know About iPads In The Classroom

You can’t throw a textbook without hitting an iPad. They seem to be creeping into every part of the world of education. They’re shiny, fun to use, and can help open a new world of learning for many students.

That’s great and all. But what’s the real deal with iPads in the classroom? How are teachers using them right now? What are some key stats a typical teacher should know about the ‘magic’ device in education?

A new visual look at ipads in education sheds some light on the current state of the device’s role and positioning in schools. According to SecurEdge, about 86% of students feel the iPad helps them study. A little bit smaller number (80%) is how many students say they want tablets in the classroom. Tablets, that is, like the iPad. There is not a lot of extra info to support the numbers and snippets here so take it with a grain of salt.

Basically, this is a good refresher on the current iPad trend and it’ll let you know just a little bit more about iPads than your colleagues in the teacher’s lounge. What’s better than that!?

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5 Comments

  1. Jessica

    October 6, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    My school has been using iPads in the classroom since last school year, and every student is required to have one. It’s significantly cut down on paper use, and it’s been a WONDERFUL thing because we can be more spontaneous in lessons, especially in my art classroom.

    • Jeff Banks

      October 7, 2013 at 5:07 pm

      I completely understand why people want them but how are schools measuring the effectiveness of them in class? and how are schools quantifying the impact on its students? Are they?

      • Brent

        October 9, 2013 at 12:39 pm

        Why does everything have to be measured or quantified in education? If the iPads help students pursue interests or engage them in the subject material, then mission accomplished.

  2. Brandi

    October 7, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    I agree! I just started using iPads in the classroom this year… The kids have been a lot more engaged!

  3. Steve Zimmerman

    October 9, 2013 at 11:59 am

    The ability of iPads to immediately gather evidence of student learning makes them a fantastic tool for demonstrating growth over time. And in a way that standardized tests just can’t do.