Must Visit Ning: iPads in Education

August 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

A couple of weeks ago we brought you Must Visit Wiki:Teach With Your iPad and now we bring you the ning to visit, iPads in Education. What’s a ning? A ning is an online platform for people to create their own social networks. Sam Gliksman, an Educational Technology Director based in Los Angeles, hosts the site, which allows discussions between teachers and posts tips and articles on iPad usage. 

For example, this week’s discussion is: Would you purchase iPads or laptops for your High School? iPads in Education also gives tips on various topics, including iPad implementation: 

Planning is imperative for any technology initiative – iPad or otherwise. You need to ensure that you clearly understand and communicate how the technology integrates with your overall pedagogical objectives. Too many institutions purchase technology and then search for ways to utilize it … or leave it collecting dust on the shelf.

Planning needs to consider both infrastructure needs and the educational applications of the new technology. Without the proper preparation, technology initiatives are liable to become expensive failures.

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