I had the pleasure of attending a fantastic presentation at NCEA in New Orleans called iTeach with an iPad given by Pam Varnado of Loyola College Prep in Shreveport, LA. Pam, her principal Frank Israel, and their colleagues discussed their experience debuting the iPad program with two trial teachers and classes. They provided a number of tips about classroom management in the digital age and the many opportunities that the iPad provides for students.
I had the pleasure of catching up with Pam this week and asked her to share some of her story and best practices in an interview that you can listen to below. During our conversation we discussed:
- The transformation of a classroom from teacher-centered to student-centered
- How technology engages students in learning
- The first steps a teacher should take when given an iPad for the first time
- iPad apps for teachers
- iPad apps for students to take notes in class or in eTextbooks
The iTeach with the iPad Interview:
(Don’t see the audio player? Try going here.)
If you would like to learn more about the program at Loyola College Prep, visit their website at www.loyolaprep.org.