iPad classrooms in Columbia Public Schools


We had a wonderful first day at Columbia Public Schools when we visited iPad classrooms. This is especially exciting for me because I visited more than 70 iPad classrooms in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland in previous years, and of course I am absolutely curious about the Next-Generation of apps in K-12 iPad classrooms.

Apple Classroom seems to be an interesting new tool for teachers to manage the classroom.

Schoology is a learning management system that also integrates features of collaborative quizzes. It also gives access to learning analytics which seems to be a huge topic in the schools.

In March 2017, we will visit approx. 25 ipad classrooms with up to three researchers from Mizzou / University of Missouri-Columbia. We will use my observation sheet and model called Digital Didactical Designs (Jahnke, 2016) that we tested in previous research.

Thanks to all the great teachers, principals and others who support this work - a wonderful step towards engaged partnerships between Mizzou and schools. We really appreciate all your effort and creativity!