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Course 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.
  • Assessment
  • 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

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

    Module One: Introduction & Overview

    • Course Overview

    • Reference to Professional Standards

    • Acknowledgement of Country

  • 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 & Screenshots

    • Aims & Objectives

    • Photos, Apps & Screenshots

    • Transferring Photos

    • Core Apps

    • Choose One App

  • 4

    Module Four: Literacy Apps

    • Aims & Objectives

    • Literacy

    • Apps for English & Reading

    • Your Turn

  • 5

    Module Five: Numeracy App

    • Aims & Objectives

    • Numeracy Apps

    • Mathematical Concepts & Modelling

    • Your Turn

  • 6

    Module Six: Apps in Other Curriculum Areas

    • Aims & Objectives

    • Other Curriculum Areas

    • Apps in Other Curriculum Areas

    • How To Search For Apps

    • Evaluating iPad Apps - Activity

  • 7

    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, Karina integrates her pioneering work with iPad technology to create differentiated educational programs where children with autism can consistently experience success while learning.

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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