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iPad Information

Links to a range of information about the use of iPads in education

How to Use Restrictions as Parental Controls on an iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

If you plan on giving an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to a child, take a moment to set up some very basic parental controls on the device by using the Restrictions feature of iOS.

5 Proven Ways Students Can Learn Better

Children often have no comprehension of how good grades and a positive overall experience in public education can improve their lives for the better. This is why we as parents should do everything we possibly can to help make sure our kids enjoy school and get the best grades possible.

What Students And Parents Think About Mobile Technology

Look around at any restaurant or mall and it's easy to see: adults are always connected to their mobile devices. But as this technology becomes even more ingrained in our lives, what can we expect for our children? Studies show that - used wisely - technology can be an important part of their everyday lives as well.

Advice for Parents of 1:1 Programs

Anna left a comment on my blog post about 1:1 program with MS and HS students that reads: My son attends a school where MacBooks are required from grades 8-12, and students use many different assistive technology tools.

Kids and Tech: Parenting Tips for the Digital Age

Parents had enough to worry about before their children could bully each other online, meet dangerous strangers without leaving the house, and switch between tasks at a rapid-fire pace. Some parents have even questioned whether their children will ever be able to concentrate.

Third Graders, Dreaming Big

It's only been a few months, but I've already noticed some drastic changes in our classroom when the iPads roll in.... I've labeled these Top-10 phenomena as being The iPad Effect, as they seem to occur every Tuesday and Thursday.... 1.

Ten reasons the iPad is an awesome tool for classrooms and education

Over the past couple of years, I have had the awesome opportunity as a principal and teacher to be part of a school that adopted iPads on a 1:1 device to student ratio.

How The iPad Can Promote The Development Of Non-Cognitive Skills

How The iPad Can Promote The Development Of Non-Cognitive Skills This content is sponsored by the Teaching & Learning with the iPad Conference November 15-16, 2013 in Raleigh, NC, a 2-day conference dedicated exclusively to better learning with the iPad, coordinated and presented by teachers, for teachers.

A Small Collection of Studies of iPad Use in Education

This week I got the itch to go beyond anecdotal stories about iPads in the classroom and look for some more substantial research and writing on the topic. Below are some of the reports that I've been reading through this week.

Can An App Really Improve Learning?

We already know that mobile learning is the future, both in and out of the classroom. The number of smartphones being sold is soaring while other hardware (desktops, for example) are slumping. You can't really beat having information at students' fingertips whenever they need it. That doesn't mean, however, that there aren't skeptics out there.

[Infographic] Kids & The Mobile Technology

Posted by Kristi Gottwalt in an infographic - How are kids using mobile technology? The EdTechReview recently posted this infographic on kids, mobile technology use and mobile learning.

iPads Improve Classroom Learning, Study Finds

Brian Handwerk Published December 10, 2013 Just how big is the universe, how small is an atom, and how long have we humans lived on Earth, compared with dinosaurs? Such answers are better learned with an iPad, according to a new study that shows just how tablets tap neurocognitive abilities that help students understand enormous scale and other difficult concepts.

iPads in the Classroom - Research, 2013

This report is based upon a review of the literature, including newspaper reports and blog posts as well as academic and corporate research papers. The report is divided into five sections:
1. An Introduction;
2. What the research says about Teaching and Learning with iPads;
3. What the research says about Implications for Decisions Makers;
4. What the research says about Implications for Different User Groups;
5. A review of the Research Context

Are iPads and tablets bad for young children?

Four small preschool children are sitting in a semi-circle around their teacher, in a large, bright room in a Georgian house in Bath. The nursery belongs to the Snapdragons chain, one of the first in the UK to offer iPads to its children soon after the tablet was launched in April 2010.

The Single Most Important Factor for iPad Success in Schools

Provides a summary of the power of personal ownership of a device as well as links to research on the impact of iPad use on learning.


A teacher's view of the range of ways the iPad can be used to support student learning.

The Apptive Learning Lab

Tales from a 1:1 iPad classroom - Blog written by Martina Blake-Beveridege, lower school teacher at Forest Lake SS. Regularly updated to share examples of iPads in use in the classroom.