Engage students Content delivery Improve learningAccommodate all learners 11
ENH iPad substitutes in a taskANC iPad substitutes andE adds extra benefitsS 12
TR iPad allows tasks to beAN modified and redesignedSFO iPad allows us toR create new tasksMS 13
Other benefits• Immediate start-up - no time wasted• 10 hour battery life - used for the school day• Light and portable• Minimal technical support• Touch interface - interactive and accessible 14
Must be• Goal directed• Supported within the curriculum plan• Integrated with other technology• Supported with training and learning 15
iOS ecosystems• iTunes - music, videos, movies• App store - apps• iBooks - books- PDFs• iTunes U - university course work 16
Discoverability• Websites that review apps• Apps that help us find good apps• Using the App store better 17
Choosing apps - Rubric Curriculum Grade / APP Name Cost focus Stage DOMAIN 4 3 2 1 Skill(s) reinforced are strongly Skill(s) reinforced are related to the Skill(s) reinforced are prerequisite or Skill(s) reinforced in the app are not Curriculum connected to the targeted skill or targeted skill or concept foundation skills for the targeted skill clearly connected to the targeted Connection concept or concept skill or concept Targeted skills are practiced in an Some aspects of the app are Skills are practiced in a contrived Skills are practiced in a rote or Authenticity authentic format/ problem-based presented in an authentic learning game/simulation format isolated fashion (e.g. flashcards) learning environment environment Feedback is specific and results in Feedback is specific and results in Feedback is limited to the Feedback is limited to the Feedback improved student performance improved student performance (may correctness of student responses correctness of student responses include tutorial aids) and may allow students to try again App offers complete flexibility to App offers more than one degree of App offers limited flexibility to adjust App offers no flexibility to adjust alter settings to meet student needs flexibility to adjust settings to meet settings to meet student needs (e.g., settings to meet student needs Differentiation student needs few levels such as easy, medium, (settings cannot be altered) hard) Students can launch and navigate Students can launch and navigate Students can launch and navigate Students need constant teacher within the app independently within the app independently after within the app independently after support in order to use the app User demonstration by teacher. demonstration by teacher. Students Friendliness require intermittent support. Students are highly motivated to use Students use the app as directed by Students view the app as “more Students avoid the use of the app or Student the app and select it as their first the teacher schoolwork” and may be off-task complain when use of the app is Motivation choice from a selection of related when directed by the teacher to use assigned choices of apps the app Students work can be published in Students work can be published in Students work can be only be Students work cannot be published. multiple formats and/or social media multiple formats and/or social media published to a computer. Publishing sites sites after being transferred to a computer. Data is available electronically to the Data is available electronically to Data is available electronically to the The app does not contain a summary student and teacher as a part of the student on a summary page and may student, but is not presented on a page. Reporting app. be screenshot to share with teacher single summary page. App connects seamlessly to Wi-Fi App connects to Wi-Fi network with App requires port change to connect App unable to connect to Wi-Fi Connectivity network manual configuration to Wi-Fi network networkOriginally created by Harry Walker: Edited, with permission, by Kathy Schrock: Updated by Greg Alchin 18
Websites / online• Spectronics Blog and app lists. http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/blog/apple/• APPITIC. http://appitic.com/• Appy Mall. http://www.appymall.com/• Facebook groups/pages eg. "iTeach: Apps for classroom"; "Spectronics Online"; Technology in Education, Moms with Apps, etc. 19
Teaching tools• Recordable teaching (eg. Show me, Explain Everything)• Graphic Organisors (eg. Popplet)• Data collection (eg. Evernote)• QR codes (eg. QR city, QR code maker)• Rover for watching flash files 36
Onsite | Online | Hands-on• Successful implementation of iPads and other technologies for• Learning and literacy support• Diverse classrooms• Special education• Communication for students with autism and other disabilities• spectronics.com.au/blog/apple firstname.lastname@example.org 52
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