By Janet Pinto, Chief Academic Officer, Curriki
I love the Apple iPad’s sleek design, large screen, and vibrant display!
So it’s not surprising that many “early adopter” educators are experimenting with iPads as a part of their class curriculum. In the article Educators Evaluate Learning Benefits of iPad, several schools are testing out different ways of using iPads in the classroom. For example, the Virginia Department of Education is starting the second phase of a pilot program that uses Apple’s iPad as the core of a social studies curriculum that blends online and face-to-face learning.
But it’s clear that figuring out the best use of iPads in the classroom involves a lot of trial and error – some described it as “frustrating at first.” Others felt that it’s too early to consider widespread adoption of iPads since Apple is still fine-tuning the product.
What do you think? Are you using, or do you plan to use, iPads in the classroom?