Book Review – iPad in Education for Dummies, 2nd Edition

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iPad in Education for Dummies, 2nd Edition

iPad in Education for Dummies, 2nd Edition

  • Author: Sam Gliksman
  • Reading level:
  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley (2015)
  • ISBN: 97811189469585
  • SRP: $24.99

Brief Summary:

The short introduction to the book, its icons, cheat sheets, online articles, and updates confronted me as I began my true dummy journey of iPad in Education. I knew I would be returning to this section again and again. Getting Started with the Educational iPad–been there and done that already; Finding and Using Apps–easy enough; Finding and Organizing Educational Content–a much needed but new horizon; the next three parts vital to education and the classroom; The Part of Tens–a refreshing reminder about today’s Wanderlust, Google Search, Twitter, Dropbox, PhotoSync, Newseum, Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop, TED, iTunes U essential apps.

Publisher Press Release:

The easy way to effectively implement iPads in the classroom

The iPad is a natural fit for education in the 21st century, and this hands-on guide shows you just how to implement it in your educational institution. iPad in Education For Dummies serves as a roadmap for the device’s successful use as an education tool—from both a personal and institutional perspective. It examines why the iPad is a perfect fit for contemporary educational needs, how to purchase and deploy them within an organization, and outlines best practices, tools, and apps for their educational use across all curricula and grade levels.

A cross between a powerful computer, iPod, game console, and e-reader, the iPad is an ultraportable—and ultra cool—touch device from Apple. In 2013, the iPad was deployed in Chicago Public Schools, LA Unified School district, Oxnard School District in California, and Raleigh County Public Schools in West Virginia, to name a few. In this new edition of iPad in Education For Dummies, you’ll find the latest coverage of interactive media and augmented reality apps, creating and publishing class books and textbooks, moving from lectures to interactive classroom presentations, setting up digital student profiles, and much more.

  • Includes up-to-date coverage of Apple’s iPad hardware and iOS software
  • Covers managing classroom workflow challenges, including how to distribute, share, collaborate, and collect digital documents
  • Written by one of the foremost authorities on iPad deployments in schools
  • Provides clear information on what decisions you need to make to deploy and use the iPad effectively in the classroom

If you’re a school administrator, teacher, or educational IT specialist who is considering deploying the iPad in the classroom, this handy guide has everything to set you up for success.

My Opinion Only:

The iPad is meant to be a personal device not for sharing but, when the local BOE supplies it , educators especially anti-techie ones like me need help to know how to best implement its use within the classroom as well as outside it. Knowing how to use the iPad fully means I will be using it more. I admit that anti-techie me needs lots of help so I appreciate its useful tips, eight page detailed Table of Contents, and alphabetical 14 page index for much needed quick checks as much as the text itself. I couldn’t be without easy to read resource reference Education for Dummies.

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