General Description

The iPad technology has extraordinary implications for education and its design, functionality and capabilities enhances the possibility of a technology-based classroom.

This is a beginner’s course for anyone who has a minimal knowledge as to how to use an iPad. The course will cover lesson and curriculum content, but will also provide instruction on how to use the Settings section and hidden uses of the iPad.


This PD will focus on:

*iPads and how they work

*Applications – how they fit into The Australian Curriculum & learning outcomes.


*What can an iPad based classroom look like?

*What do students think?


This PD will provide hands on experiences and ideas for use when you return to your classroom.


This course is suitable for teachers and support workers in Primary, Secondary and Special Education.  Please note this is a beginner's course only!

Teaching Standards

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,

6.2.2 Proficient Level - Engage in Professional Learning - Engage in professional learning and improve practice:   Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities


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

    Module One: Introduction and Overview

    • Welcome

    • Course Overview

    • Reference to Professional Standards

    • Technical Requirements

  • 2

    Module Two: Why iPads?

    • Aims and Objectives

    • 21st Century Education

    • Why are we Using iPads in the First Place?

    • Using the iPad

    • Benefits of Using iPads

    • Write Your Own Rationale

    • A Few Basics

  • 3

    Module Three: Apps, Photos and Screenshots

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Photos, Apps and Screenshots

    • Transferring Photos

    • Core Apps

    • Choose One App

  • 4

    Module Four: Literacy Apps

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Literacy

    • Apps for English and Reading

    • Your Turn

  • 5

    Module Five: Numeracy App

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Numeracy Apps

    • Mathematical Concepts and Modelling

    • Your Turn

  • 6

    Module Six: Apps in Other Curriculum Areas

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Other Curriculum Areas

    • Apps in Other Curriculum Areas

    • How To Search For Apps

    • Evaluating iPad Apps - Activity

  • 7

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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