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Teaching and Learning: Using iPads in the Classroom

article from Edutopia http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-teaching-learning-apps-ben-johnson

slide deck for Educause presentation

Here’s the link to the Educause slide deck for my presentation: http://www.educause.edu/sites/default/files/library/presentations/E11/SESS141/educause-slides.ppt

Colleges Take Varied Approaches to iPad Experiments, With Mixed Results

article by Alexandra Rice from the Chronicle of Higher Education http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/colleges-take-varied-approaches-to-ipad-experiments-with-mixed-results/33749

sync and charge multiple iPads??

http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/30/griffins-multidock-system-charges-and-syncs-up-to-30-ipads-at-o/ (link provided by Nate Garver-Daniels –thanks NATE!)

interesting project from University of Miami

The University of Miami Libraries’ Digital Scholarship and Programs Department is proud to announce Paperless University, a new blog about our experiences becoming a paper-free department at the Otto G. Richter Library.  Armed with iPads, we have spent the past two months learning what it takes to live without paper in the office environment, and [...]

students with iPad perform better?? from Apple Insider

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/09/19/university_study_finds_students_with_apples_ipad_perform_better.html

A new school year, a new group of students, and a WHOLE new outlook on iPads.

I was pretty surprised to begin this new year, not because I’m more comfortable with the iPads (although I am) but because the students are considerably more open to the idea of using mobile apps. I’m sure this is simply because they have been exposed to it over the past 18 months, seen an increase [...]

interest in iPad is growing

We have received multiple requests from faculty about the iPad.  Several faculty have even purchased their own after “test-driving” one of ours.  I think that as an intermediate device, the touch-screen tablet computer (in this case the iPad) is very attractive for faculty who do not want to lug their laptops to class, but who [...]

audio splitters for iPads

At the request of one of our faculty, we decided to purchase audio splitters for the cart.  Matt recommended: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10823&cs_id=1082703&p_id=7116&seq=1&format=2 and we purchased 20 of them.  When students are working in small groups, it would be nice to have them be able to hear the same thing without sharing a pair of headphones.  These splitters [...]

project updates

Thanks to all of the participants for a great discussion at the meeting this week.  Please take a look at the calendar to confirm that the proper cart requests have been made: https://sites.google.com/a/oberlin.edu/ipad-pilot-program/participant/calendar I think the only conflict we have is the weekend of 11/4-7 but I believe that we’ve already resolved this and I’ve [...]