Yesterday afternoon, I had a long conversation with a friend who is excited about moving into a new school in which all of her students will have iPads. One of the things that we talked about was the challenge of getting teachers to use iPads for more than just “drill and kill” types of activities. To that end, I pointed my friend to Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano’s blog where I had just seen her post titled What the iPad Is and What It Isn’t. It
In addition to reading What the iPad Is and What It Isn’t I recommend looking at Silvia’s entire collection of presentations about iPads. If this school year is the first time that your students will have iPads in your classroom, scroll through I have iPads in the Classroom, Now What? You may also find iPads in Education – Examples from the Classroom to be a good source of direction for you and your colleagues.