General Description

There is a lot of press about the iPad and how this technology can make a difference to the classroom. Its design, functionality and capabilities certainly offer lots of possibilities for the education arena, however how effective is the iPad really as a teaching tool?


This course explores how the iPad works and looks at the huge realm of applications; & how they link to the new “Australian Curriculum” and provides opportunities for teachers to:


Learn how iPads work and hidden uses of the iPad.

Understand how applications can reflect curriculum & learning outcomes.

Learn how to incorporate iPads into your daily lesson plans

Develop the use of iPad applications as an assessment tool.

Appreciate the benefits for students.

This iPad course is different to any other as it demonstrates how using the iPad and applications can be implemented into the Australian Curriculum; and then links to classroom content through providing opportunities for practical lesson design and content.


This course is suitable for teachers and Support workers in Primary and Special Education.

Teaching Standards

1.1.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students:  Use teaching strategies based on knowledge of students’ physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics to improve student learning,

4.5.2 Proficient Level - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments - Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically:  Incorporate strategies to promote the safe, responsible and ethical use of ICT in learning and teaching


Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit for more details.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction and Overview

    • Course Overview

    • Course Requirements

    • Reference to Professional Standards

    • Technical Requirements

  • 2

    Module 1: iPad Functions and Shortcuts

    • Introduction

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Why iPads?

    • The Australian Curriculum and Technology

    • The iCloud

    • Your Views on 21st Century Education - Optional Activity

  • 3

    Module 2: iPads in The Primary Classroom

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Screenshots

    • Apps That Use Photos

    • Using Photos in Lessons - Optional Activity

    • Augmented Reality and Video Animation

    • Quotes Worksheet - Augmentative Reality Activity

    • Screencasting Activity - Optional Activity

  • 4

    Module 3: Creativity in the Classroom

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Creativity Apps

    • Strip Designer

    • Grafio HD

  • 5

    Module 4: English, Spelling, Writing and Speaking and Listening

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Writing, and Speaking and Listening

    • Apps for Reading

    • Apps for Spelling and Grammar

    • Apps for Writing

    • Apps for Speaking and Listening

    • Speaking and Listening - Optional Activity

  • 6

    Module 5: Maths and Numeracy

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Using the iPad for Maths

    • Maths Apps

    • Implementing Maths Apps - Optional Activity

  • 7

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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