Resources for the 1-to-1 classroom Andrew Scott Sacre CoeurSee my website for a variety of eresources for the VCE Psychology classroomwww.ePsychVCE.com
Preamble• Sacre Coeur – is located in Glen Iris• We have @ 500 students in our senior school• In 2013: Year 9 & 10 are 1-to-1 iPads (purchased out of DER funding)• All staff who teach year 9 or 10 have school provided iPads• We have 8 Apple TV’s connected to either data projectors of big screen tv’s• Year 11 – have notebooks (purchased in 2010 from DER funding)• 2014: tbc – based largely on anecdotal evidence provided by key stakeholders, particularly given our DER funds have dried up• BYOD is under discussion
My angle/ my vision• No Unit ½ textbook this year! (30% of Unit 1 students are Year 10 with iPads)• No Unit ¾ textbook next year (I will create a book using iBooks Author)• Currently ¾ of my classes are in a room with an apple TV• Thus I teach exclusive with my iPad in these rooms regularly using half a dozen app’s + a few occasional’s• This fosters a more visual and participative approach to classes• I use the school LMS (Learning Management System) for document storage and social media (closed group) for flipped learning & discussion• My aim is to nurture a culture where student learning is done both at home and in the classroom, thus freeing up time to act as a facilitator in the classroom, enabling more discussion, 1 on 1 engagement and a deep consolictiaton of concepts.
Apple TV• Enables user to wireless connect to plasma screen or data projector• Great for either the mobile teacher or for student presentations of work created on the iPad.
Resources for the flipped classroom Podcast c/o iTunes
Resources for the flipped classroom YouTube S.B A. D
Resources for the flipped classroom Zite app: up-to-date Psych articles
Rationale for Social media • Students are already connected, hence communication flows more rapidly • User can post links to web resources such as YouTube clips or podcasts – with a brief comment. Students can access web content at their convenience on their device at home thus freeing up class time • Enables and fosters student discussion on course contents thus leading to a deeper understanding for the parties involved. • Models appropriate use of social media e.g. Facebook, twitter.
Mistakes made with iPads in the classroom• Focussing on content apps (what about apps for creativity e.g. iMovie)• Lack of teacher preparation in classroom management• Treating iPad like a computer and expecting it to function like a laptop• Failure to communicate to stakeholders ‘why iPads’• http://edudemic.com/2012/09/5-critical-mistakes-schools-ipads-and- correct-them/
How can the iPad value-add in the VCE Psychology classroom•
eBook• Benefits include (apart from ease of access)• Search function• Screen capture• Pinch & zoom
Alternatives to Textbooks• A static resources vs. a dynamic resource!• IBooks Author, enables you to create an interactive book with weblinks, embedded YouTubes, ppt’s & images that the user can manipulate, virtual tests & more
keynoteShare files via dropbox, students canannote slides using annotating apps
File Sharing - options• email (for documents)• iTunes (for user to have access from multiple devices)• Dropbox (enables user to share files with invited guests• YouTube (for large video files, student can put video on private setting and invite up to 50 views via email)