iPads in learning and teaching

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Students today consume, create and make sense of content via a range of mobile digital technologies. This workshop will discuss feedback from a classroom trial of iPads as well as exploring the innovative features the iPad and various Apps can play in enhancing and engaging students in learning.

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iPads in learning and teaching

  1. 1. Exploring iPads in Learning and Teaching Learning with a Twist Image used with permission © Emma SinclairASLA XXII Biennial Conference 2-5 October 2011 Lisa Nash
  2. 2. Overview Students today consume, create and make sense of content via a range of mobile digital technologies. This workshop will discuss feedback from a classroom trial of iPads as well as exploring the innovative features the iPad and various Apps can play in enhancing and engaging students in learning.ASLA XXII Biennial Conference 2-5 October 2011 Lisa Nash
  3. 3. iPads research in learning Advantages • Instant on. • Engage low ability readers, especially boys. • Visual and tactile features easy to use. • Accessibility features. • Portability. ASLA XXII Biennial Conference 2-5 October 2011 Lisa NashInstant on - keeps students on taskPortability for collaborative workAbility to increase font size helps students with dyslexia or low reading ability.Larger font sizes cause more space between letters - Less crowding is easier to locate and read words.Ref How Larger Font Size Impacts Reading and theImplications for Educational Use of Digital Text Readersby William E. DeLamater, M.Ed. and eReadia LLC.April 29, 2010
  4. 4. iPads research in learning Issues • Lack of quality Australian Apps. • Many Maths/English Apps rote learning. • Management and syncing of multiple iPads. • App licensing across multiple iPads.ASLA XXII Biennial Conference 2-5 October 2011 Lisa Nash
  5. 5. iPads in learning • Learners have control. • Learning is personalised. • A range of learning styles and levels accommodated.ASLA XXII Biennial Conference 2-5 October 2011 Lisa Nash
  6. 6. Accessibility Zoom Touch screen Buttons Vision impairment Mobility Voiceover Predictive Orientation keyboard Visual alerts Mono Hearing audio Facetime impairmentASLA XXII Biennial Conference 2-5 October 2011 Lisa Nash
  7. 7. Future of Accessibility witter Bird - T th Breath ur brea o using y ger s - Sin gingFin rd with reco sound er s. g your finASLA XXII Biennial Conference 2-5 October 2011 Lisa Nash
  8. 8. Reading and the iPad • Provides: pronunciations, definitions, extended information, read to me, different reading levels, interactivity. • Different strategies needed for ebook reading. ASLA XXII Biennial Conference 2-5 October 2011 Lisa NashDoty, Popplewell, and Byers (2001) found no significant difference on oral retellingsassociated with interactive storybooks versus traditional printed books. However whencomprehension was measured through questions, students reading the interactive storybookscored higher. The interactive books provided students with the ability to obtainpronunciation and definitions. Student could also click on illustrations for labels andpronunciation of words.READING IN IPAD TRANSMEDIA UNIVERSE: five real-world issueshttp://eduscapes.com/fluid/3f.html
  9. 9. Information text Apps • Our Choice • Eureka Sports Science • World Books World of Animals • Timbuktu • Virtual History - Roma • London1647ASLA XXII Biennial Conference 2-5 October 2011 Lisa Nash
  10. 10. Fiction Apps for Primary • Bartelby’s Book of Buttons • The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore • Wonkey Donkey • Animalia • Miss Spiders Tea Party • Cozmo’s Day OffASLA XXII Biennial Conference 2-5 October 2011 Lisa Nash
  11. 11. Fiction Apps for Secondary • A Christmas Carol • War of the Worlds • Pedlar LadyASLA XXII Biennial Conference 2-5 October 2011 Lisa Nash
  12. 12. Digital Storytelling • Photocard Lite • Toontastic • Strip Designer • Comic Life • Others at Digital Storytelling with the iPad Hand drawn image from ToontasticASLA XXII Biennial Conference 2-5 October 2011 Lisa Nash
  13. 13. Creating with the iPad • Flipboard - create your own magazine • ShowMe - create/share animated whiteboard videos. • iPad orchestras. • Animate objects using I Can Animate • Draw and animate using DoInk. • iMovie/Garageband create music and movies.ASLA XXII Biennial Conference 2-5 October 2011 Lisa Nash
  14. 14. Create your own iBooks • Pages • dotEPUB • ePUB BUDASLA XXII Biennial Conference 2-5 October 2011 Lisa Nash
  15. 15. Collaborate • Idea sketch • Popplet • Adobe Ideas • Whiteboard lite ASLA XXII Biennial Conference 2-5 October 2011 Lisa NashAdobe ideas digital sketchbook
  16. 16. Apps designed with pedagogy in mind • GAMeS Lab Radford University • Education Services Australia ASLA XXII Biennial Conference 2-5 October 2011 Lisa Nash• Games Lab collaborates with participating teachers to determine how best to design and integrate games within the existing curricula. http://gameslab.radford.edu/iLearn/apps.html• toontastic is a storywriting app designed in partnership with a crew from Stanford’s Graduate School of Education and Zeum: San Francisco’s Children’s Museum. It’s a creative learning tool for the iPad that teaches storytelling skills through playful cartoon creation.
  17. 17. Quality Australian Apps • Please touch the Exhibit - science/discovery • Pirate Treasure Hunt - thinking/literacy • Birthday Buzz - predictive reading • DigiMacq - Australian historyASLA XXII Biennial Conference 2-5 October 2011 Lisa Nash
  18. 18. Integrating iPad/Apps in learning Process Resources • Evaluate Apps in • Assess Apps using Kathy your school. Schrock’s iPads in the Classroom iPad App • Establish a toolkit of rubric. Apps that can be integrated into your • Integrate: see Writing lessons. iPad inspired lessons.ASLA XXII Biennial Conference 2-5 October 2011 Lisa Nash
  19. 19. Where to find App reviews • Learning and Teaching with iPads • iPads for learning • Teach with your iPad • IEAR I Education Apps review • BloomsApps based on Blooms Taxonomy • Apples Education AppsASLA XXII Biennial Conference 2-5 October 2011 Lisa Nash
  20. 20. Lisa Nash Librarian Learning Exchange Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta References and detailed information at: Learning and Teaching with iPads blogASLA XXII Biennial Conference 2-5 October 2011 Lisa Nash

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