Successfully Using iPads in the Classroom

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Presented by Charlene Cullen at South Gippsland Specialist School - Nov 2012

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Successfully Using iPads in the Classroom

  1. 1. Tips & Tricks for using iPadsin the classroom
  2. 2. Subscriptionspectronics.com.au/online
  3. 3. facebook.com/Spectronicstwitter.com/SpectronicsSpectronics.com.au/Blog
  4. 4. The upside• “Cool” factor• Lower cost• Portability• Battery life• Multiple uses• Growing number of apps• Moderate learning curve
  5. 5. The downside• Backups• Potential distractions for user• Limited range of accessibility options• iPad seen as a “cheap” fix• Potential expense if not going to meet individual’s needs• Lack of guidelines to help consumers make informed decisions
  6. 6. iPad basics• Physical features• Organising apps• Multitasking tray• Rotation lock/volume• Taking a screenshot• Gestures
  7. 7. Tips and Tricks• Restrictions • Hide iPad apps • Language • Avoid deleting apps • Stop in app purchasing • Game Center• Settings within apps
  8. 8. Accessibility• In built accessibility features • Settings -> General -> Accessibility• Vision • Voice Over • Zoom Magnification • White on black display • Large text• Assistive Touch• Guided Access*
  9. 9. Access Options• Styli, switch interfaces, mounting systems, key guards, gloves and keyboards
  10. 10. Accessories• Cases iGuy Gripcase Big Grips
  11. 11. How do we determinewhich apps (tools) are appropriate?
  12. 12. Assessment Frameworks spectronics.com.au/blog/tools-and-resources/sett
  13. 13. App Rubrics Originally created by Harry Walker: Edited, with permission, by Kathy Schrock: Updated by Greg Alchin
  14. 14. Action Research In Victoriawww.ipadsforeducation.vic.edu.au/ipad-student-trial
  15. 15. Sandpit• Meet regularly• Time to play with apps• Discussion and review
  16. 16. Peer Reviews Websites • Broxterman’s Bugle • SpedApps2 • Apps for Children with Special Needs • Digital Media Diet • Inov8 Educational Consulting • iEar – Education Apps reviewwww.spectronicsinoz.com/blog/category/apps-and-mobile- learning/sources-for-quality-app-reviews
  17. 17. Video demonstrations• YouTube or Vimeo
  18. 18. How do we find apps?
  19. 19. Apps that find apps Autism AppAdvice Apps
  20. 20. Social Media Facebook Groups and Pages • iTeach Special Education- iDevices in Special Education • iTeach: Apps for the Classroom • Educational App Talk • Resources for Special Needs – Australia Twitter • #spedapps • #AACapps • #spedchat
  21. 21. iTunes App Store - Education• Reading• Writing• Special Education
  22. 22. App Store - Genius
  23. 23. App store – Top Charts

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