This page includes all of the Assignments required for the 1 and 2 credit options.

Assignment #1 Five Web Sites and/or Articles (Complete for 2 Graduate Credits)
Explore the following 2 articles and summarize your findings and connect it to your learning in 1-2 paragraphs, with correct APA citation.
PBS article "How Will the iPad Change Education?"
T.H.E. Journal article "Measuring the iPad's Potential for Education"

Next, find 3 more that relate to using the iPad, E-Readers, or Applications in the classroom.
Post a 1-2 paragraph summary of each article to your wiki along with an APA reference to the article.
Use the APA format for the correct citation and quotations in your summaries.

Use the OWL from Purdue to help you write your citation correctly.
ProQuest article search engine
ERIC article search engine
EBSCOhost article search engine
Easy Bibliography Citations
21st Century Information Fluency Citation Wizard
BibMe Fast and Easy Bibliography Maker
The KnightCite allows you to enter all of the information and then gives you the APA reference citation.


Assignment #2 Fifteen Applications

Find 10 content specific (Educational) applications at the iTunes store. These applications should be of value to you and your students.

On your wiki include the Name of the Application, a link to it in iTunes, and how you use it in your educational setting. Some suggestions can be found through the links on the Marian iPad Applications page.

The second part of the assignment is finding 5 personal applications that you can use for personal or professional growth. Post on your wiki the Name of the Application, a link to it in iTunes, and how you are using it.


Assignment #3 Lesson Plan Using an Application (Complete for 2 Graduate Credits)

Choose one of your content specific applications and prepare a lesson plan that you will share with your class on the last day. You need to share how you plan to use this application in your classroom as well as demonstrate to your peers how the application works.
Template for a Lesson Plan

Assignment #4 Audiobooks / E-Books

Using the iBook Application, or any other E-Book Application, find two e-books. One e-book for personal use and one for educational use in your classroom. You may use part of a book to teach a concept. Another idea would be to search for a Free Digital Textbook that you can use with your students.

On your wiki list the two books you have found as: Author, (year) Name of book, Retrieved from (Name of App)

Assignment #5 iTunes U

Explore iTunesU, find a Podcast or Vidcast or other educational content for use in your educational setting. On your wiki upload the link and describe in 1-2 paragraphs how you will use it in your classroom, include a description of the content and what benefits you see with iTunesU. Sync your iPad with your iTunes account add the Podcast / Vidcast.

Assignment #6 Videos

6A. Find a You Tube or Teacher Tube video about Using iPads in Education. On your wiki add the link to the video you selected. If you need to, you can use a video converter file and upload the video to your wiki space.
For help with uploading videos to your wiki see the Wikispaces Help page.

Teacher Tube Videos
Uploading Video to your Wiki
Free Vid: Use this site if you need to download streaming video, such as content from YouTube.

6B. Animoto or iMOVIE
Animoto.com
Video podcast (sometimes shortened to vodcast or less commonly vidcast) is a term used for the online delivery of video on demand video clip content via Atom or RSS enclosures. The term is an evolution specialized for video, coming from the generally audio-based podcast and referring to the distribution of video where the RSS feed is used as a non-linear TV channel to which consumers can subscribe using a PC, TV, set-top box, media center or mobile multimedia device. Web television series are often distributed as video podcasts.
This video was created by a former iPad class student who researched the uses of iPads as an online learning tool.
It gives us an excellent idea of not only how to create a valuable Animoto video, but the amazing tools the iPad offers us as educators.

Using one of the featured video programs, or purchase and download the iMovie app to create a video of your own.

You can purchase and download the iMovie app ($4.99) and create a video from photos or videos, either in your photo album on your iPad or using your iPad Camera. You can download the free Animoto App to create a video on your iPad.


Assignment #7 Journal Reflection

Write a brief reflection (300-400 words) and include:

  • What impact do you expect to see as a result of using this technology in the classroom?
  • How do you plan to continue to use your iPad in your personal life? Professional life?
  • What have you learned from others' sharing that you would like to try or explore more of?
  • If you attended the Marian University John C. Riley Educational Technology Day, please comment on the sessions you attended including at least 3 things you learned throughout the day and 2 technology tools you hope to use this school year.
Upload the document to your wiki page and title it "Reflection".