iPads in Education

A group to discuss tips, tricks, results from pilot programs, and more.  Group members are encouraged to share their experiences as/with either a: student, user, teacher, director of technology, or administrator.

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6 Things We Know for Sure with iPads in School by Jennifer Krzystowczyk

Started by Michael Keany Oct 25, 2013. 0 Replies

 6 Things We Know for Sure with iPads in SchoolOCTOBER 23, 2013This post by Jennifer…Continue

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iPads in the Classroom: How Did Lewisville Independent School District Get It So Right and Los Angeles Unified Get It So Wrong?

Started by Michael Keany Oct 11, 2013. 0 Replies

iPads in the Classroom: How Did Lewisville Independent School District Get It So Right and Los Angeles Unified Get It So Wrong?admin October…Continue

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International iPad Collaboration: Sharing Best Practices Across Language Barriers

Started by Michael Keany Oct 9, 2013. 0 Replies

International iPad Collaboration: Sharing Best Practices Across Language BarriersOCTOBER 9, 2013This post by …Continue

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Mobile Learning Initiatives - Apple ipads, Google Chromebooks

Started by Maurice Palagonia Sep 10, 2013. 0 Replies

I'm a former Long Island educator currently working at Verizon Wireless as the education specialist on Long Island focusing on Mobile Learning initiatives. I can answer any questions concerning these…Continue

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Comment by Laura D.Davis on February 12, 2012 at 10:18am

I am a Long Island resident in the education arena and would like to share a .pdf

 iPad Solutions Guide," Designing Wi-Fi for Multimedia in the Age of the iPad". It was administered by the Univ of Ottawa and details the validation of Voice and Video for over 100 iPads.


The guide states:

"The iPad is fast gaining ground in higher education and the enterprise due to its focus on multimedia, mobility and its diverse array of functionality enabled by dynamically downloaded applications. Unlike first generation mobile platforms, it has the horsepower, battery life and connectivity bandwidth to deliver a true multimedia experience".



Comment by Carmella Doty on January 23, 2012 at 10:48am

I am from Long Island living and working in Maryland now. Our district is rocking and rolling with iPads. We have over 6,000 iPads in our school district with an emphasis on middle schools and special education. If you have not looked a the Textbooks on iPads, go to and search for textbook and look at the videos and you will be blown out of the water.

Comment by Grace Cavallo on December 15, 2011 at 10:26am

Saint Mary's High School had many inquiries about how we successfully launched our iPad program with our Freshmen class this past year.  We decided to host a Technology Information meeting to bring these Administrators, IT Directors and faculty to campus to share our journey and what was needed to support this initiative. If interested,you are invited to join us on January 4,2012 at 3:00pm.  Please RSVP Joan Hirsch at 516.627.2511 extension 1078 or email for particulars.  Agenda...Infrastructure Requirements and Mobile Device Management with iPAds.  Hope to see you on 1/4.

Comment by Jamel Smith on December 15, 2011 at 1:43am
1 iPad2 has changed the dynamics of my classroom. I supplement it in my lesson plans and the students enjoy it.
Comment by Brian O'Connell on December 14, 2011 at 2:00pm

Scholars' Academy, a public grade 6-12 school in Rockaway Park, launched just under 400 iPads in mid November.

The entire 7th grade is working on a one:one model and 8th grade and high school cooperative learning groups will work with a 1:3 model.    Not ideal, but the money only goes so far.  This supplements our laptop cart access and traditional iMac technology labs.  Grade 6 does not have ipads, but every student has a kindle.We are in the process of learning on how to best leverage these tools.   "Efficiencies" are abound.  Watch this video to see a short, but cute skit, the students put together for the "Virtual Ribbon Cutting."  It is about 13 minutes in.  Cheers!

Comment by Teh-yuan Wan, Ph.D. on December 8, 2011 at 11:54am

While iPad has shown innovative ways of infusing mobile technology into the process of teaching and learning, have the classroom practitioners found right frameworks to guide their thinking, planning, and practice in using mobile devices for innovative ways of teaching and learning?  It is important for the learning community to systemically explore, synthesize, theorize, and document the power of mobile technology for learning. 

BTW, is this $99 price tag going to change the landscape of ubiquitous access  of technology and digital content for learning?  check it out:

Comment by Jeffrey S. Bernhardt on November 28, 2011 at 10:44am

Hi Grace,

I teach a course at Lynbrook High School and started iPhone/iPad development last year.  We started using Flash/Flash Actionscript to develop games. We use Flash because you can develop for Android and iPhone apps in the same software. 

With my more advaced class we will use xCode and Objective-C.  Later this year we will be doing a cross curricular project Science Research, Technology and Computer Programming to use iPads to control the electrical components of a doll house.  Technology will design and build the house, the computer class will use Arduino/WiFly Shield and iPads to turn lights/fans and etc on and off, over a wifi connection. Later Sceince research will convert the house to solar power.

Comment by Grace Cavallo on November 27, 2011 at 6:26pm
Thanks for sharing...the students are light years ahead ofvus and we have to encourage this to allow the necessary change to happen that will keep education current and relevant.
Comment by Carmen Campos Ed.D. on November 27, 2011 at 6:16pm

Had to share this video! Anyone know of an APP creation class or club on Long Island?  It seems like a 'winning' idea!  c'mon we can do this!

Comment by Grace Cavallo on November 18, 2011 at 11:15am
Saint Mary's High School Manhasset has given each member of the freshman class an iPad as part of their integrated curriculum this September. Most of their textbooks are on the iPad and the ten core teachers have been working with the students with curriculum extensions via apps. Not surprised by how the students took to utilizing this tool to enhance their learning.

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