Apple technologies have forever transformed the way teachers teach and students learn. And whether used in the Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition (SAMR) or TPACK models, or to simply tailor the educational experience for each student, Mac and iPad have been the devices that educators consistently demand most.
Read on for examples of how schools are bringing the power of Apple to the classroom.
Fulfilling the promise of what technology can do
The School District of La Crosse, Wisconsin is one of many districts that use Apple because, in their words, “It doesn’t make sense not to teach in a 21st century model.”
Watch why and how La Crosse Schools use iPad.
The computer and devices (Apple) produces have been mainstays in K-12 education for decades. Education and Apple have gone hand-in-hand for so long and in so many different ways.
Help students learn at a pace that’s right for them
Customize learning for individual students or entire classes.
More than anything, Mac and iPad are helping educators like you provide a truly personalized learning experience for students of all backgrounds and any skill level.
Improve classroom transitions and regain valuable instruction time
Make every minute count with focused learning.
When students are active and engaged, life-long learners are produced. Key to this quest, are iPads, a modern way for teachers to create new workflows and improve student engagement.
Casper Focus—a free iOS app and part of the Casper Suite—uses Apple’s Guided Access technology to let teachers instantly focus students to a single app or Safari webpage via their own iPad. With just a tap or two, they can send a brief message to each iPad to help with transitions or “pencils down” moments.
The result is shorter transitions, enhanced classroom management, and more time for students to be engaged in learning.
Apple recently added new options that let IT disable keyboard features on iPad during testing — including dictionary, quick type, auto-correction, and spell check. When these features are combined with Casper Focus and the other broad Apple device management capabilities of the Casper Suite, schools can ensure safe and compliant standardized testing on iPad.
As standardized testing on iPad becomes more prevalent, test taking can become more interactive, engaging, and effective for future generations of students.