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iPad Course Loans

The Yale Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), in partnership with the Bass Library and ITS, is offering two sets of 20 iPad Airs (32GB, WI-Fi-only) and two sets of 20 iPad minis (16GB, WI-Fi-only) for instructional use during the academic year. Yale faculty members interested in using the iPads for a semester are asked to submit a proposal describing how they and their students will use the iPads in support of a Yale course. Preference will be given to proposals that involve innovative applications of this technology to achieve course learning goals. The iPad set recipients will be expected to participate in evaluating the iPad-supported activities and sharing the experience through a public talk, a blog post on the Mobile@Yale site, and/or other appropriate outlets.

For more information or to apply to use the iPads in your course, visit the application page.

Teaching with the iPad

Connecting an iPad to a Projector

iPad1 (Note: the first generation iPads do not mirror the iPad screen when attached to a projector. Only a limited number of apps

iPad2 (More info coming soon.)

Creating Course Materials on the iPad

If you want to do serious word processing on the iPad, you will probably want to get Apple’s Pages app for the iPad. For creating presentation slides, Apple has an iPad version of Keynote. There is also an iPad version of Pages for spreadsheets.

Electronic Textbooks

As of the spring of 2011 there are few titles available in electronic versions from the major college textbook publishers. That will change as publishers sign deals with e-book retailers and third-party digitization companies. Popular literature is much more readily available in electronic editions. Many books published prior to 1923 are available electronically. There is an Amazon Kindle app and a Barnes and Noble Nook app for the iPad. Electronic editions of textbooks can be purchased, and sometimes rented, from those retailers or from the Apple iBook store.

Links Related to Teaching and Learning with the iPad

Yale Teaching w/ Technology Tuesday presentation on iPads in education.

Educause Learning Initiative – 7 Things You Should Know About iPad Apps for Learning

Chronicle of Higher Education – Classroom iPad Programs Get Mixed Response

Chronicle Review – My iPad Day

Prof. Hacker – How Teaching Changed My Mind about the iPad

Campus Technology – Apple’s iPad: The Future of Mobile Computing in Education?

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