Introduction

Class 1 Introduction to course, registering your iPad, Apple ID, iPad set-up, basics of using the iPad, changing settings, assistive technology settings,
purchasing apps, using the iPad in the classroom, educational app resources and Q and A time. We will also go over specific apps that have been identified as sound
Educational tools, i.e. creating digital textbooks in real-time, apps for assistive technologies and others.

Online You will complete various readings, and watch videos regarding: pedagogy and the iPad, tutorials for the iPad, finding apps for your content area/grade level, differentiating
with the iPad, and you will create a lesson that uses the iPad for use in your classroom. You will also take part in an on-going discussion forum regarding your assigned
readings/videos as well as support your colleagues in their learning.

 Course Syllabus

iPads in the Classroom
1 Graduate Credit - Course Code: EDU 5515-C01

  
Dates:            April 1, 2017
                                   
Times:           9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in classroom (hands-on learning) and 8 hours on-line (pedagogy) 
 
Location:      Castleton State College, Room 156
 
Instructor & Contact Information: 
                        Clarena M. Renfrow, M.Ed., cell 802-770-8478; email iteachtechnologynow@gmail.com 
 
Semester:      Spring 2017
 
An iPad is included in tuition.
 
iPads for the Classroom is intended to provide educators with basic expertise in using the iPad to facilitate learning for students that will engage and inspire them.  We will learn how to set them up, change settings to meet classroom/student needs, how to find resources and apps as well as pedagogy.   iPads are powerful teaching and learning tools that naturally differentiate learning.
 
You will receive an iPad on the first day of class.  You should bring your own laptop if you have one.  This is not necessary, but helpful for you.  Otherwise, you will need to use a computer in our lab.
 
Course Goals
 
iPads in the Classroom is designed to meet the following goals:
 
1.           To provide teachers with exposure and experience in using iPads for teaching and learning.
2.           To assist teachers in creating an engaging lesson using the iPad as the tool for learning.
 
 
Readings/Videos
 
 
1.           Resources, Readings and videos will be from on-line sources and will use a learning management software for discussions.
 
Course Projects/Objectives
 
This course is designed to help educators learn about iPads and create a lesson using the iPad that they can integrate into their classroom curriculum.
 
              Complete/watch all of the assigned readings/videos for the course.
              Develop a lesson plan that you will use in your classroom.
              Participation in on-line assignments
              There will be a hands-on portion of class as well as an on-line portion of the class. 
 
Academic Honesty Policy
 
As a community of scholars, the administration, faculty and students at Castleton expect all to maintain the highest integrity in scholarly work. All tests, papers, assignments, and projects must be the work of the individual or group assigned. Any work that is not original must be properly credited or it is plagiarized. Any violation of academic honesty will be considered cheating and will be dealt with accordingly by the individual instructor. For more information see page 12 of the “Castleton College Handbook & Calendar, 2003-2004”, also accessible online at:
 
http://www.castleton.edu/campus/StudentHandbook/pages6to43.pdf
 
Course Schedule
 
Class 1            Introduction to course, registering your iPad, getting an Apple ID, iPad set-up basics of using the iPad, changing settings, assistive technology settings,
                        purchasing apps, using the iPad in the classroom, educational app resources and Q and A time.  We will also go over specific apps that have been identified as sound Educational tools, i.e.
                       creating digital textbooks in real-time, apps for assistive technologies and others.
                       
Online             You will complete various readings, and watch videos regarding:  pedagogy and
the iPad, tutorials for the iPad, finding apps for your content area/grade level, differentiating with the iPad, and you will create a lesson that uses the iPad for use in your classroom.  You will also take part in an on-going discussion forum regarding your assigned readings/videos as well as support your colleagues in their learning.
 
Policy for Dropping Course
 
There is an expectation that the participant will complete the course. However, Castleton State College and the Rutland Southwest Supervisory Union realize that at times circumstances may arise in one’s personal life that may cause disruptions. The policy for dropping a course is that a participant must notify the instructor in writing of the intent to drop the course and include the reason for dropping the course.
 
Notification should be made as follows:
 
1 credit course (15 hours) – before 3 hours of the course have taken place
 
2 credit course (30 hours) – before 6 hours of the course have taken place
 
3 credit course (45 hours) – before 9 hours of the course have taken place
 
After that, any changes in class status will be considered for health, bereavement, and personal or emergency situations only. Those who withdraw without adhering to this policy will be liable for the cost of course.  
 
 
Grading Policy
 
Grades are indicated by letters with a designated “quality point” value assigned to each for graduate-level course work as follows:
 
 
A+            =          4.0
A            =            4.0
A-            =           3.7
B+            =          3.3
B            =            3.0
B-            =           2.7
C+            =          2.3
C            =            2.0
C-            =           0.0
 
 
Additional grading information can be found beginning on page 22 of the “Castleton College Handbook & Calendar, 2003-2004”, also accessible online at: http://www.castleton.edu/campus/StudentHandbook/pages6to43.pdf
 
Use and Ownership of Copyrighted Materials
 
For information and guidance, faculty and students are referred to the Vermont State College Manual of Policy and Procedures as it relates to the use and ownership of copyrighted materials. Guidelines are set out in Policy 416, accessible online at the following address:
http//www.castleton.edu/library/VSC%20Copyright%10Policy.pdf. Additional information on this subject is contained in the publication “Questions and Answers on Copyright for the Campus Community.” This document can be accessed online on the National Association of College Stores web site at the following address: http://www.nacs.org/public/copyright/.
 

Lessons

Here is the class outline:

1. Pedagogy and Learning About the iPad

Introduction to course, lesson plan, registering your iPad, getting an Apple ID, iPad set-up, basics of using the iPad, changing settings, assistive technology settings, purchasing apps, using the iPad in the classroom, educational app resources and Q and A time. We will also go over specific apps that have been identified as sound Educational tools, take a look at creating digital textbooks, apps for assistive technologies and others.

2. Teacher Evaluation and Accessing Your Grades

3. Apple ID Accounts for Kids

New information from Apple about trying to make it easier for kids to have their own Apple ID and password for school.

4. iCloud Drive

5. Tools for Tech

6. Setting Up and Using the iPad

We will now set up our iPads, learning about the settings and accessibility features as well as make a movie.

7. Using the iPad for Teaching and Learning - Online

You will complete various readings, and watch videos regarding: pedagogy and the iPad, tutorials for the iPad, finding apps for your content area/grade level, differentiating with the iPad, and you will create a lesson that uses the iPad for use in your classroom. You will also take part in an on-going discussion forum regarding your assigned readings/videos as well as support your colleagues in their learning.