iPads in the Classroom

iPads in the Classroom

From Consumption and Curation to Creation

Tom Daccord, Justin Reich

Explores differentiated, purposeful learning that helps develop the real-world skills students need for success in college and the global workplace.


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Your school may have a technology plan, but how will that plan advance learning? Millions of iPads are in the hands of students worldwide. Many educators, however, see them only as game stations or replacements for notebooks and textbooks. In iPads in the Classroom: From Consumption and Curation to Creation, authors Tom Daccord and Justin Reich explain why iPads can be so much more useful. They present a tremendous opportunity for teachers to rethink the design of learning environments to best suit the needs of their students.

Daccord and Reich argue that technology must be put in the service of learning so students can build the capacity to solve unstructured problems, communicate persuasively, and gain a deep understanding of content. The authors also address the five bedrock principles to shape teaching and professional development, and provide strategies for:

  • Guiding teachers on a trajectory from Consumption to Curation, and then Creation
  • Building professional learning communities for schoolwide iPad integration
  • Designing workshops to create learning environments that model principles

This book isn’t about how to click on apps; it’s about how to transform schools and change students’ lives with differentiated, meaningful, purposeful learning that helps them develop the real-world skills they’ll eventually need for the working world and civic life in the decades ahead.

Product Code: BPP151001
ISBN: 9781941112939 | 12/30/15
Publisher: LSI


Ipads in the Classroom helped me imagine the possibilities for mobile, differentiated instruction for all of my students. It will be my new ‘tool’ as I attempt to integrate technology into my classroom.”

—Wanda Lacy, 2013 Tennessee Teacher of the Year

“Teachers who read iPads in the Classroom will find many new ways to view their role in a 21st century classroom and ready-to-try ideas waiting for them with each turn of the page. I could envision myself using the ideas in my own fifth-grade classroom.”

—Anne E. Hasse, 2014 Wisconsin Elementary Teacher of the Year

iPads in the Classroom was not only convincing in expressing the wisdom and practicality of using iPads, but it also had me wanting to jump right in and try some of the strategies.”

—James L. Smith, 2003 New Mexico Teacher of the Year

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