Links to research articles / findings from educators who have experience with one device per student:
Blog articles and experience reports
- Tablets for Schools research
- London Knowledge Lab – iPads in the classroom
- iPad Scotland Evaluation
- The iPad as a tool for education: a NAACE case study from Longfields Academy which Chesterton staff visited
- A very good bibliography of tablet links
- e Learning Foundation school success stories
- Daniel Edwards’s blog looks very useful
- Frank Spiers is an innovative teacher at Cedars, an independet school in Greenock. His blog has lots of reflections on his use of iPads, including one on why he thinks Android doesn’t cut it.
- Patrick Larkin, Head of Burlington High, speaks nationally in America about his schools programme and its impact. Becoming a 1-1 school
- http://paper.li/tag/mlearning General Mobile Learning – very good for pedagogical info which will interest you. It aggregates twitter hyperlinks from tweets with #mlearning ignoring the general chatter
- http://www.upsidelearning.com/blog/ This guy is very knowledgeable and posts a lot of research on innovative uses of mobile learning e.g. http://www.upsidelearning.com/blog/index.php/2009/11/02/top-50-mobile-learning-resources/
- Edutech articles about iPads and other tablet devices
- EdFutures 1:1 computing research
- EdFutures Technology Strategy Case Studies (limited)
- Why use iPads in education
- Students want personalised learning and mobile technology. A report from the USA which, although the context differs, includes this interesting comment. “Almost two thirds of parents (62%) say that if their child’s school allowed the use of mobile devices for instructional purposes, it is likely that they would purchase such a device for their child to use at school. Additionally, a majority of parents (52%) would also purchase a data plan for that device. This view is not the universe of only a few, affluent suburban parents, however. Parents from low‐income (Title 1) schools (61%) are just as likely to report that they would purchase a mobile device for their child to use for academic reasons as parents in non-Title 1 schools (63%)”
- Mind/Shift A USA-based site with strap-line “How we will learn”. MindShift explores the future of learning in all its dimensions – covering cultural and technology trends, groundbreaking research, education policy and more. The site is curated by Tina Barseghian, a journalist and the mother of a grade-schooler
- Freaked out: the bewildered teachers guide to digital learning, a book by Stephen Pridham.
- An Evaluation of iPad Implementation Across A Network of Primary Schools in Cardiff,
- teachwithtablets.co.uk, a UK site devoted to the topic, esp Android tablet
- 39 sites for using iPads in the classroom, on A Media Specialist’s Guide to the Internet. Examples of the links: “A day in the life of an iPad classroom”, “50 iPad links by a Geography teacher”, “An incredible way to teach Music using iPads in the classroom”, “Five ways readers are using iPads in the classroom”, “iPad apps for Physical Education”. “iPads in Science”.
- Classroom ideas for learning with the iPad, Dept of Education, Victoria, Australia
- Edudemic articles
- A vogue term for a new approach enabled by tablets and other technology is the “flipped clasroom”. Some links:
- Classroom iPads: Dos and Don’ts, on Tony Vincent’s “Learning in Hand” site
- iPad apps for teachers
Web sites of relevant resources
- iPads for learning (Victoria State, Australia)
- iPads in eduction (UK site)
- iPads in education (Ning site)
- Learning in touch, on the digitalcreator site. Includes for example 20 iPad lesson ideas and 5 iPad lesson videos.
- iPads in schools
- EdTechTeacher “Our mission is to help teachers and schools leverage technology to create student-centered, inquiry learning environments”. Lots of resources including Beyond the classroom with iPads and mobile technology.
- EmergingEdTech is about educational technology generally, but it has a “category” about iPads and other tablet devices
- Free technology for teachers looks useful but isn’t about tablets specifically.
- EduTecher is “a way to keep track of the growing number of web tools that could be used in the classroom setting”
- Success stories collected by the eLearning Foundation
- IPads at Clevedon: the (comprehensive) parents information leaflet produced by Clevedon Schoool in Dec 2012
- Introducing the iPad in a Norwegian High School, Henrik Valstad, June 2011, MSc project thesis
- IPad study released by Oklahoma State University
- Report on University of Melbourne Trinity College “step forward” IPad project
- Maths program seeks to measure the iPad effect
- ESSA Academy profile in Apple magazine, and newspaper article
Research papers on the impact of tablets in education:
- Embedding 1:1 computer provision six case studies in Wolverhampton 2008-9. Slightly dated technology-wise, but interesting comments from teachers and students.
- iPads improving learning – what the research tells us is a very useful collection of links
- IPad studies includes “IPad or IFad? The reality of a paperless classroom”
- Edsurge (“your best source for news and information on innovation in education technology”) has a lot of research reports referenced
- Pupils given a taste of tablets in exams (Cambridge Evening News May 2012). A trial using iPads in exams at Impington.
- Schools waiting for Windows 8 before buying tablets (May 2012) with interesting comments expressing a variety of views
- Education Scotland looks to expand use of tablets in schools (May 2011)
- iPads for every studnets in Michigan high school district (Sept 2011)
- Someday students will carry a tablet (Feb 2001)
Thank you to our Chair of Governors Simon Peyton-Jones for gathering this research – http://www.peytonjones.org/tablets-in-education