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Course Description

Many years ago I implemented the first generation iPads into my classroom. This eventuated into a journey of whole class use, individualisation and then sharing that experience with other educators. I wrote my first iPad course in 2011 and, ten years on, it’s worth re-examining the use of iPads in the classroom.

Tablets (or any other tool for that matter) are NOT meant to replace GOOD teaching and evidence based practice, so this course looks at what the research is saying, what is evidence-based practice, and provides strategies for appropriate use.

This course will refer to apps but the focus will be on effective educational use of the device rather than an examination of a range of apps.

school children using ipads


All educators interested in implementing iPads in their classroom.

Teaching Standards

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

$  329 + GST - Individual Enrolment
$1250 + GST - Team Enrolment

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Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Course Overview

    • Professional Standards

    • Acknowledgement of Country

  • 2

    Module One: Then & Now

    • Ten Years On

    • The Future

    • Activity: Yours & Your School's Covid Experience

    • A Premise for Improving Education Using Technology

    • Creating Balance - What is Screen Time?

  • 3

    Module Two: Looking at Theory & Equity Issues

    • What Are the Theoretical Underpinnings of Technology Use in Education?

    • ACTIVITY: TPACK Model & Evidence Based Practice

    • The Technology Integration Matrix

    • Bloom's Digital Technology

    • Overcoming Issues of Equity & Barriers

    • Activity: Overcoming Issues of Equity

  • 4

    Module Three: Using Technology Effectively in the Classroom

    • How Can Technology be Used Effectively in the Classroom?

    • What are the Best Evidence Based Strategies?

    • Activity: Evidence Based Practice

  • 5

    Module Four: Using the iPad in an Inclusive Classroom

    • Using the iPad in an Inclusive & Differentiated Classroom

    • The Value of Technology for the Diverse Learner

    • Bridging the Communication Gap for Diverse Learners

    • Meaningful & Fun Ways to Use Technology for Teaching & Learning

    • Activity: Meaningful Ways to Use Technology

  • 6

    Module Five: Assessment & Reporting

    • Using the iPad to Demonstrate Learning & Understanding

    • Assessment & Reporting

    • Video Feedback Example

    • Activity: Using the iPad to Demonstrate Learning and Understanding

  • 7

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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

Completing iPads - Effective Classroom Use and Evidence Based Practices will contribute 7 hours of NSW Education Standards Education Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework, addressing standard descriptor 3.4.2 from the Australia Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.



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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