This conference is intended to providespeciﬁc ideas, strategies, and ideas toeducators about how iPads cansupport learning, instruction,assessment, and management in aschool setting. We recognize thatthese devices, barely over a year old,could be “game-changers” that canreshape teaching and learning in waysthat other devices rarely have. Theirrelatively low operating cost, ﬂexibility,and simple user interface seem anatural ﬁt for schools. This conference will keep Michiganeducators on the cutting edge to seehow new tools can support learning,and potentially, reshape what we doand focus on in schools. Otherwise,free apps for hands-on sessions areﬁne.
Participants wanting continuingeducation unit credit should check with the registration desk to get SB-CEU credit, which is available for bothconference and pre-conferenceworkshops. You should make sureyour namebadge is scanned at theend of each session.
Our presenters all have a wealth of experience with iPads, as well as abroader knowledge of technologyintegration, curriculum and instruction,and professional learning. While theiPad is relatively new, we have someof the best educators in the state heretoday to share their knowledge andexperience with iPads and the iOStools.We have a great collection of presenters and sessions to addressevery aspect of using iPads inclassrooms and schools. Sessionsrange from introductory informationabout iPad tools and techniques toclassroom focused sessionsaddressing learner needs and appsfor a variety of topics. We even havesessions addressing the technicalsetup and conﬁgurations of iPads forclassroom use, and softwaredevelopment considerations for thesetools.Even if you don’t get a chance to seeall you want, you can check back onthe conference site after today’sconference to see the links andresources from our presenters at:
Welcome to our first “iPads in the Classroom” conference.
We are pleased to offer this opportunity to learn about the potential of these technologiesand the strategies to utilize iPads to support teaching and learning.