IPads and tablets are entering the classroom with lightning speed and rightly so, they are wonderful devices for education and can provide a number of benefits. However, there are certainly some ground rules for effective learning with the device and we’ve decided to compile a list of our favourites here.
Reminding pupils of expectations on a daily basis will mean people won’t disrespect the technology and use it for things it shouldn’t be used for. Be sure to have a number of goals to ensure that your students use the iPad to the upmost of its potential. Be sure to update and change these expectations too, as things change and evolve and your rules will also need to.
The iPad doesn’t have to be used at all times and often there will be occasions when it’s of no more use than a piece of chalk. IPads and tablets are no more than tools that facilitate learning and this means if you don’t think they are fit for the task at hand, don’t use them for the sake of it.