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.

Audience

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 https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au for more details.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction and Overview

    • Course Overview

    • Reference to Professional Standards

  • 2

    Module 1: iPad in the Curriculum

    • Introduction

    • The Australian Curriculum and Technology

    • Why iPads?

    • The iCloud

    • Activity: Reflections on Technology in Your Classroom

  • 3

    Module 2: iPads in The Primary Classroom

    • Screenshots

    • Apps That Use Photos

    • Augmented Reality and Video Animation

    • Activity: Using Photos in Lessons

    • Activity - Use One App

  • 4

    Module 3: Creativity in the Classroom

    • Creativity Apps

    • Strip Designer

    • Grafio HD

    • Drawing Pad

    • Activity: Creativity Apps

  • 5

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

    • Writing, and Speaking and Listening

    • Apps for Reading

    • Apps for Spelling and Grammar

    • Apps for Writing

    • Apps for Speaking and Listening

    • Activity: Speaking and Listening

  • 6

    Module 5: Maths and Numeracy

    • Using the iPad for Maths

    • Maths Modelling & Using Math Aids

    • Implementing Maths Apps

    • Math Apps & Learning

    • Resources

  • 7

    Module 6 - Other important Apps

    • Apps in Other Curriculum Areas

    • Other Important Technology Tools

  • 8

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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