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Course Description

There has been a lot of press about the iPad and how this technology can make a difference to teaching and 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.

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

    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


Karina Barley

Karina Barley

Karina Barley (PhD) is an internationally recognised educational consultant specialising in the needs of children with autism and their families. She has over 25 years of expertise as an educator, private one-on-one consultant, course developer and educational technology specialist. Karina is especially successful connecting with children who have autism and creating behavioural, sensory and educational strategies that help children reach their full potential. Her highly personable style, combined with extensive research, knowledge and firsthand experience of the needs of children with autism, makes her extremely effective and innovative in tailoring individual solutions for families and their schools. Using new and existing approaches Karen integrates her pioneering work with iPad technology to create differentiated educational programs where children with autism can consistently experience success while learning.In addition, Dr Barley is an accomplished and engaging, sought-after public speaker and teacher trainer. She has shared her significant insights and knowledge on such subjects as, Technology in Education, Technology and Autism, Autism Awareness, 21st Century Learning, Technology and Curriculum Development and other subjects in the United States, Australia and as a keynote guest speaker for international face to face and online conferences.

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