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Completing Using iPads in the Secondary English Curriculum will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework addressing standard descriptors 2.6.2, 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

General Description

There has been a lot of press about the iPad and how this technology can make a difference to teaching & the classroom. Its design, functionality and capabilities certainly offer lots of possibilities for the education arena & has been proposed as a 21st Century learning tool. How can the iPad improve outcomes in the Secondary English Classroom?

This course explores the various applications that can be used in Secondary English and provides opportunities for teachers to:

Be exposed to a variety of applications in the English subject area that can improve teaching and bring your classroom into the 21st Century.

  • Understand how applications can reflect curriculum and 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 as a motivation tool.



Secondary English or Literature teachers. May also be appropriate for Upper Primary teachers.


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

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: Productivity Apps

    • Course Outline & Goals

    • Introduction

    • The Australian Curriculum

    • The Australian Curriculum - ICT General Capabilities

    • Points to Consider Before Using iPads In Your Classroom

    • Activity - Brainstorm iPad Use In Your Classroom

    • Your Views on 21st Century Learning

    • Screencasting & Flip Teaching Using the iPad

  • 2

    Module 2: Apps for Spelling, Grammar, & Reading

    • Spelling Using the iPad

    • Apps for Spelling & Grammar

    • Apps for Reading

    • Activity: What Apps Would you use?

  • 3

    Module 3: Apps for Writing, & Speaking & Listening

    • Writing on the iPad

    • Speaking & Listening on the iPad

    • Flipgrid

    • Activity: Create Your own Lesson

  • 4

    Module 4: Strategies & English Apps

    • Critical Thinking & English

    • Inquiry Based Learning/Project Based Learning

    • Assessment & Technology

    • Accessibility Options, Differentiation & Applying Reasonable Adjustments

    • Activity: iPad Article & Course Reflection

    • The Use of iPad & Applications for English Language Education

  • 5

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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