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Course 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

2.6.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Information and Communication Technology (ICT):  Use effective teaching strategies to integrate ICT into learning and teaching programs to make selected content relevant and meaningful

3.4.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Select and use resources:  Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning

Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant to you:

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


Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction and Overview

    • Course Overview

    • Professional Standards

    • Welcome to Country

  • 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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