FacLab iPad Program
ITS is pleased to announce a pilot iPad program, starting in Fall 2012. We have 10 iPad 3’s available to faculty for short-term student class projects. The intention of this program is for a faculty member to take out 10 iPads for students to use for a class over a 2-week period. This is an opportunity for Drew faculty to try out these devices with their students to see if they are useful for teaching and learning. CLA, Theological School, and Graduate School faculty are encouraged to participate, however distance courses cannot be accommodated in the program.
To learn more about the program and using iPads for teaching and learning contact Nicole Pinto (email@example.com or x3244).
Teacher/Student Clicker - is a student response system that allows you to create quizzes for students to access from any mobile device or computer. You can select to have the results of your quizzes emailed to you as a PDF.
Prezi - You can create a free Educational account at Prezi.com. This website allows you to create free presentations and store them on the web. The iPad App then allows you to pull your saved presentations from Prezi.com and present them using an iPad VGA adaptor in any of Drew’s TILE classrooms.
Slideshark - This is a cloud based Web 2.0 tool that allows you to store your PowerPoint presentations on the web by creating a free account at slideshark.com. Then by downloading the iPad App you can project your PowerPoint for a group using Drew’s TILE classrooms. (iPad VGA adaptor is needed)
Evernote - Allows you to capture anything; photos, documents, audio. This allows students to brainstorm using media which can then be shared with other students and accessed anywhere via device or computer.
Skitch - This App works along side with Evernote; you can annotate websites, photos and maps and insert them into Evernote.
ShowMe - This is a great App that allows teacher to create video lessons using a whiteboard and audio. Students can use this app to demonstrate their knowledge/understanding of a certain topic. A free account must be created on showme.com which allows each person to store their video creations and access them from any computer or device.
News apps, internet browsing - There are several news apps that can be downloaded depending on the type of material you wish you students to research. Ex: Ny Times, BBC News and CNN. Groups of students can easily find specific articles to use a reference for class discussions.
- Navigate the world with a swipe of your finger
- Swipe with two fingers to adjust your view to see mountainous terrain
- Show the Panoramio layer and browse the millions of geo-located photos from around the world
- View geo-located Wikipedia articles
- Use the Location feature to fly to your current location
- Search for cities, places, and business around the globe with Google Local Search
Dropbox- is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. It is also a good way for faculty members and students to save projects completed using FacLab iPads for future use (since all files on the iPads will be removed after they are returned).
FacLab iPad Policy and Procedures
Checking out FacLab iPads
FacLab iPads can be checked out to a Drew faculty member for class use for up to two weeks. Extensions may be possible for an additional week or two, depending on whether the iPads are reserved to another faculty member (see below).
- Please reserve using the application form as early as possible to best ensure your preferred time-slot. Reservations will be on a first-come first-served basis.
- The application form includes a brief description of the project as well as two options for the 2-week periods, one preferred time-slot and a back-up. We will try to fulfill requests for preferred time slots wherever possible.
- We will notify you with a confirmation and ask you to come in to talk about your project before you pick up the iPads.
Please allow at least 30 minutes to pick up the Ipads.
The faculty member must come to the FacLab (Brothers College Room 11) in person, sign the agreement (which includes agreeing to be responsible for the cost of replacement, loss or damage for all of the iPads, including those loaned to students), and pick up the iPads. The faculty member must provide a Drew account number that would be charged in the event of loss or damage as part of the agreement. The policy specifies that these devices and accessories may not be shipped to another location. Faculty and students may take the iPads off campus, as long as it is understood that the account number given by the faculty member at the time of the loan
The faculty member is also responsible for returning the iPads by the specified date so that FacLab staff can inspect each device to determine if there has been any damage before completing the loan. In the event of loss or damage to any of the devices or accessories, the charge will be totaled and the faculty member must authorize payment from the account number given upon pick up at the time of drop off.
iPads can only be checked out by the faculty member only during regular FacLab business hours (Mon-Friday 9-5), and this person will be responsible for the devices throughout the loan period. A signature on the Loan Agreement is required at the time of pick up, along with a valid Banner account number to be used in the case of loss or damage as follows:
$ 560.00 for lost iPad/replacement of Applecare (plus $20 for case)
$ 50.00 for iPad damage that requires replacement or repair
$ 40.00 for lost or damaged power cord/charger
$ 20.00 for lost or damaged case
$ 30.00 for lost VGA adapter
$ 3.00 for lost stylus
One or two week extensions may be granted, based on availability. Please ask as far in advance as possible via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please allow at least 30 minutes to return the Ipads
When returning the iPads during regular FacLab business hours (Mon-Friday 9-5), all devices, cases, styluses, power cord/chargers, and VGA adapters must be returned together. Items will be checked thoroughly at the time of return, and charged will be assessed at that time for any loss or damage.
Please write us at email@example.com with any questions!
Request your iPad loaner(s) here.