Exploring 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.
Session presented at ASLA 2011 conference.
Related website : http://learningwithipads.blogspot.com/

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  • Instant on - keeps students on task\nPortability for collaborative work\nAbility to increase font size helps students with dyslexia or low reading ability.\nLarger font sizes cause more space between letters - Less crowding is easier to locate and read words.\nRef How Larger Font Size Impacts Reading and the\nImplications for Educational Use of Digital Text Readers\nby William E. DeLamater, M.Ed. and eReadia LLC.\nApril 29, 2010\n
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  • Doty, Popplewell, and Byers (2001) found no significant difference on oral retellings associated with interactive storybooks versus traditional printed books. However when comprehension was measured through questions, students reading the interactive storybook scored higher. The interactive books provided students with the ability to obtain pronunciation and definitions. Student could also click on illustrations for labels and pronunciation of words. \nREADING IN IPAD TRANSMEDIA UNIVERSE: five real-world issues\nhttp://eduscapes.com/fluid/3f.html\n
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  • Adobe ideas digital sketchbook\n
  • 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\n 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.\n
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  • Exploring 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 Nash
    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 d - Tw itter BreathBir our b reath using y gFing er s - S ingin with nd re .cord sou yo ur fi nger sASLA 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 Nash
    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 liteASLA XXII Biennial Conference 2-5 October 2011 Lisa Nash
    16. 16. Apps designed with pedagogy in mind • GAMeS Lab Radford University • Education Services AustraliaASLA XXII Biennial Conference 2-5 October 2011 Lisa Nash
    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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