iPad-agogy: Teaching with a Tablet

  • Tuesday, February 7, 2012


  • Laurence Lachapelle-Bégin, Vitrine Technologie Éducation


  • Allan McDonald, Heritage College

In early 2010, Apple unveiled a communication tool which changed our relationship with the virtual world: the iPad. Since then, IT manufacturers have commercialized dozens of computer tablet models, running on Android, Windows or custom operation systems.

Millions of consumers acquired a tablet in the last 18 months; among them many teachers who started using the device as a work tool, both at the office and in the classroom.

In this second EdTech Webinar, our guest speaker Allan McDonald, teacher at Heritage College, will provide an overview of how the iPad can be used in teaching, and demonstrate some apps which he uses in the classroom.

Related questions and issues

  • What are the benefits of using the iPad in the classroom?
  • What are the drawbacks to using the iPad in the classroom?
  • Will tablets change the way we teach and learn?
  • How to select good apps for teaching and learning (price, quality)?
  • Is the tablet a source of “motivation” for students?
  • What about students who bring their own device in class?

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