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1 Anoka-Hennepin ISD#11: Mobile Device Initiative Andover High School - iPad Initiative Catherine Dehn & Rob Bambery

2 Project Overview: Project group members have acquired test devices and have divided the research task among the members. Members: are concentrating on the use of mobile devices to deliver reading material to students. are focusing on the use of mobile devices and applications to engage students in the learning process. are exploring the use of mobile devices as a cost-effective alternative to traditional computers in the schools.

3 Objectives: 1.Investigate the effectiveness of using mobile devices to increase student engagement in the learning process and to raise student achievement. 2.Study the cost effectiveness of using mobile devices to facilitate student research and learning (compared to traditional computers). 3.*Explore, share, and facilitate the use of mobile devices and teaching practices that hold promise for increasing student learning (this phase of the project will occur after data from steps 1 and 2 have analyzed).

4 Objective #1: Investigate the effectiveness of using mobile devices to increase student engagement in the learning process and to raise student achievement. Research Supports Use of Mobile Devices to Improve Student Engagement and Raise Student Achievement: "The whole notion of mobile learning is exploding," said Elliot Soloway, a professor at the University of Michigan School of Engineering. "In schools that use mobile technologies, theyre seeing an increase of up to 30 percent in test scores." (N.J. schools explore using iPads as teaching devices Published: Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 9:30 AM Tomas Dinges/For the Star-Ledger ) using_ipads.html

5 Objective #1 (cont.) School districts demonstrating the use of mobile devices to facilitate the delivery of instruction and increase student learning: Dept of Educational Technology in the School District of Palm Beach County Cedars School of Excellence Grenock, Scotland Berthoud Elementary Berthoud, Co Westlake High School Austin, TX Orange County Public Schools Orange County, FL Franklin Academy High School Wake Forest, NC Osseo, MN St. Francis, MN

6 Objective #1 (cont.) Other articles/posts/blogs: Scottish School Embraces Apple's iPadScottish School Embraces Apple's iPad - This article is about the Cedars School for Excellence that went to a 1:1 with iPads this year. He is blogging about the experience at School for Excellencehttp://speirs.org/ Inkling adapts school textbooks for iPadInkling adapts school textbooks for iPad - A new developer, Inkling, is bringing a variety of high-profile school textbooks to the iPad. The first four are from McGraw-Hill, and described as best-sellers in biology, economics, marketing and psychology; these should be available today, at an early cost of $3 per chapter or $70 for an entire book. In the near future prices should be hiked to $4 and $85, respectively. University Education Researcher Trying iPad in K-8 Classrooms University Education Researcher Trying iPad in K-8 Classrooms - An article about a researcher from the University of Cincinnati who is testing iPads in K-8 science classrooms in Utah. iPad 100 Day ReviewiPad 100 Day Review - One man's review of his first 100 days of his iPad. iPad 4 Edu iPad 4 Edu - A place to ask questions about the iPad in education. iPad Will Overtake Education iPad Will Overtake Education - a Blog post about the advantages of using an iPad in the classroom. The iPad as a Smart BoardThe iPad as a Smart Board - a blog post about how one user uses the iPad as a Smart Board. The iPad: A Near-Miracle for My Son with AutismThe iPad: A Near-Miracle for My Son with Autism - A blog post that shows how one mother has used the iPad to revolutionize her Autistic son's learning. DoceriDoceri - Doceri is a suite of products, including an iPad application that allows the teacher to use the iPad as an interactive whiteboard tablet and control all of the technology in the classroom. Using iPads in EducationUsing iPads in Education - A collaborative Google Doc of pro's and con's Liberated EducationLiberated Education - A blog of a teacher that will be integrating a class set of iPads this fall. UK using iPad to train soldiers for Afghan operations Stanford School of Medicine equipping students with iPad

7 Objective #2: Study the cost effectiveness of using mobile devices to facilitate student research and learning (compared to traditional computers). A. Initial device cost: 1.) Current "Minimum Wintel Laptop Model" available for purchase by A-H schools is HP Compaq 6450b Notebook PC for $ ) iPad $ $99.00 (extended warranty) = $ ) Savings per unit = $ Savings per portable lab of 16 devices = $ Savings for 10 portable labs = $56,480.00

8 Objective #2 Cost-Effectiveness (cont.) B. Power Utilization: "The A4 chip inside iPad was custom-designed by Apple engineers to be extremely powerful yet extremely power efficient. The performance is unlike anything youve ever seen on a touch-based device. Which makes iPad fantastic for everything from productivity apps to games. At the same time, the A4 chip is so power efficient that it helps iPad get up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge. Testing conducted by Apple in March 2010 using preproduction iPad units and software performing each of the following tasks: video playback, audio playback, and Internet browsing using Wi-Fi or 3G. Battery life depends on device settings, usage, and many other factors. Battery tests are conducted using specific iPad units; actual results may vary.)"

9 C. Maintenance cost: One year standard service and support included. Two year AppleCare Protection Plan for $99.00 Apple states that iPad is rated to be recharged 999 times as compared to average laptop which has an estimated battery life of 500 charges. (Battery Information supplied by Apple and Laptop Battery Express) Objective #2 Cost-Effectiveness (cont.)

10 D. Device durability: Aluminum case versus laptop plastic case. No removable keyboard keys or parts. Device interior cannot be accessed by user. Battery is not removable by user. Lighter weight 1.5 lbs (better at surviving drops) Objective #2 Cost-Effectiveness (cont.)

11 E. Resistance to Obsolescence: Industry trends indicate increasing utilization of mobile apps. "Global revenue from mobile applications including paid downloads and mobile advertising could increase to $17.5 billion by 2012, from $4.1 billion last year, according to an independent study commissioned by GetJar." SIZING UP THE GLOBAL MOBILE APPS MARKET by CHETAN SHARMA Industry Study Commissioned by Getjar March 2010 Objective #2 Cost-Effectiveness (cont.)

12 Assessing Objective #1: 1.) Monitor the progress and findings of current studies being conducted by other schools using mobile devices to improve student learning. 2.) Observe and record the impact of mobile devices on the student engagement in the learning process. 3.) Observe and record the impact of mobile devices on the delivery curricular information. 4.) Conduct interviews with students and staff regarding their experiences using mobile devices in the IMC.

13 Assessing Objective #2: A. Initial device cost: Compare previous laptop purchase costs at Andover High School with costs associated with purchasing a comparable number of mobile devices. B. Power utilization: Compare and record mobile device battery usage and longevity to that of laptops currently being used at Andover High School. C. Maintenance cost: Compare and record mobile device maintenance costs with the maintenance costs of laptops currently being used at Andover High School.

14 D. Device durability (Areas of Comparison): 1.) Ability to resist loss or theft of device components (keyboard keys, RAM, Power Buttons, Audio Buttons, etc.) 2.) Ability to resist screen damage and deterioration. 3.) Ability to maintain battery charge. 4.) Operation of input devices and ports (touch screen vs. touch pads/mice) 5.) Ability to boot from internal operating system. 6.) Ability to maintain normal operation of software. E. Device resistance to becoming obsolete: 1.) Ability to provide a platform for current and forthcoming curricular software and tools. 2.) Ability to provide a platform that is compatible with technology used by staff and students outside of school. Assessing Objective #2 (cont.):

15 Required Resources: 1.) Each school that is participating in this pilot will require specific equipment and training materials. 2.) Andover HS: a. 15) iPads purchased with Building Funds $ b. 15) iPad warrantees with Building Funds $ c. 15) iPad cases with Building Funds $ d. Mobile Applications $ (Apps selected by all curricular areas).

16 Required Resources (cont.) 3.) District Contribution to Mobile Device Initiative (although it is not required, it would be beneficial to the district as a whole to invest in the Andover HS Mobile Device Initiative). a. Andover HS building funds currently do not allow the purchase of needed resources to test this initiative with a realistic number of students based on current classroom sizes. b. By contributing to the Andover Mobile Device Initiative, findings would be based on a more realistic class size sampling (15 vs. 33). 1. Network impact with actual class size. 2. Determining needed support with actual class size. 3. Ability to conduct class activities and lessons. 4. Ability to involve classroom teacher with device.

17 Required Resources (cont.) 4.) Recommended District Contribution to Andover HS Mobile Device Initiative: a. 18) iPads $ b. 18) iPad Warrantees $ c. 18) iPad Cases $ d. Mobile Applications $ (Apps selected by all curricular areas).

18 Apps for Production: A-H Google Apps Audionote -recorded papers can be listened to for a aural assessments DocsToGo Dropbox Goodreader Google Earth iBooks Keynote Nook (Barnes and Noble) for loading in books Numbers Pages Skype WebEx WebCapture

19 Sampling of Apps for Curricular Areas: Art: Art Authority Art Studio Art Gallery English/Language Arts: Achievers Writing Center Shakespeare Poetry Notes: Sonnet 130 Mathematics: iMathematics PacketCAS Formulas Science: Analytics Stars 3-D 4Medical History & Geography: AllTheCountries We the People Your Rights World Languages: Free Translator iSign LITE German/Spanish/French Audionote -recorded papers can be listened to for a aural assessments Dropbox Goodreader Nook (Barnes and Noble) for loading in books

20 Estimated Technology Support: 1.) Setup iPad synching computer: 1 hour (this has already been done as part of the iPod/GoogleApps pilot). 2.) Synching iPads: 1 hour per semester (to add additional apps if necessary). 3.) Create Support Documentation: 10 hours (provide written instructions for basic operations). 4.) Train Teachers in Non-app-Specific Information (however, teachers currently using iPods will be the first to train and already have necessary training from iPod/GoogleApps pilot). 5.) Train Teachers in App-Specific Information (this will vary by app and curricular area)

21 Timeline: June 2010: Acquire initial test devices for key initiative members to test the feasibility of devices to meet initiative objectives. September 2010: Key initiative members meet and compare findings about the feasibility of devices to meet initiative objectives. October 2010?: Acquire additional devices to study the effectiveness of using the devices with student groups. October January 2011: Monitor and record findings of tests with student groups. January 2011: Key initiative members will report findings back to appropriate departments and committees.

22 Works Cited Works Cited Keenan, Derek. The Power of Mobile Learning: Critical Thinking & Authentic Learning. Video presentation created for the Trustees and Parent Council members. June Developing Education Using leadership, professional learning and mobile devices to inspire deeper learning…. Web. 4 Oct ISTE principles of 21st Century Education, and as such are practical, engaging and focused on authentic change we can make immediately to improve learning. This project has hilighted the need to access technology that students are already bringing to school blending authenic learning with their technology.(Keenan) Marklein, Mary Beth. Learning curve goes digital. USA Today 9 Aug. 2010: n. pag. Ebscohost. Web. 4 Oct Can college students learn as well on iPads, e-books? USA Today 9 Aug. 2010: n. pag. Print. Compared with traditional textbooks, the iPad and other devices for reading digital bookshave the potential to save on textbook costs in the long term, to provide students with more and better information faster, and no small matter to lighten the typical college students backpack Waters, John. ENTER THE iPAD (or not?).. T H E Journal Vol (2010): n. pag. MAS Ultra - School Edition. Web. 4 Oct


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