iPod/iPad Apptivities in Public Education: A Proposed Design Pattern

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Steve Snodgrass

University of Nebraska at Omaha; Doane College

Date Written: November 27, 2012


In Snodgrass (2012) the author proposed a method to unleash energy for education reform at the local level via a four-point framework designed to capture the elusive nature of subjectivity: 21st Century Learning Skills, self-esteem/self-concept/self-efficacy, expressed creativity and developmentally informed talent diversity. In the present paper, the author explores Della Salla and Anderson’s (2012) concept of design patterns as a method to close the adaptation loop and drive educational science. A design pattern that utilizes iPod/iPad “apptivities” is formulated within the proposed four-point framework. This design pattern is then applied to counseling and guidance standards and social work services in schools. In the context of providing adequate adherence to national standards, examples of this design pattern are provided as a strategy to assist educators and administrators achieve the mission of producing students who are self-reliant, capable, prepared, motivated and inspired to lifelong learning.

Keywords: national standards, public education, cognitive, neuroscience, creativity, integral, theory, Ken Wilber, Yong Zhao, Della Salla, UDL, apptivities, design pattern, iPod, iPad

JEL Classification: I21, I28, J41

Suggested Citation

Snodgrass, Steve, iPod/iPad Apptivities in Public Education: A Proposed Design Pattern (November 27, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2181014 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2181014

Steve Snodgrass (Contact Author)

University of Nebraska at Omaha ( email )

6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182
United States

Doane College ( email )

United States

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