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Tablets run the risk of being gimmicky or misused for the likes of Facebook without a well-structured learning activity that has a defined output. This activity needs to relate to the lecture/seminar ...

Tablets run the risk of being gimmicky or misused for the likes of Facebook without a well-structured learning activity that has a defined output. This activity needs to relate to the lecture/seminar and the output then needs to be fed back to the tutor/rest of the class to create a meaningful learning experience. This presentation shows seven ways that tablets can be used with free Apps or web-based resources to encourage engagement and interaction in teaching sessions. The screenshots use an Android tablet, but the Apps are also available on iPads.

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7 ways to use tablets in class 7 ways to use tablets in class Presentation Transcript

  • © 2014 University of York Using Tablets in Sessions Learning Technology Bite Matt Cornock The screenshots shown are from an Android Samsung Tablet, though the Apps are available on other Android devices and iPads
  • © 2014 University of York After the talky bit…
  • © 2014 University of York Tablets offer new opportunities
  • © 2014 University of York Defined activity required Focus attention Clear objective Defined output
  • © 2014 University of York Read a short article Identify key points Find via web search or open readings on the device Analyse an argument Contrast opposing views Analyse a data set Identify trends Use visualisation apps to access and present dataInterpret data Discuss a topic Capture ideas or questions Make notes using post-it apps or Google DocsExplain an issue Practice a skill Demonstrate a process Create content in Google Docs or with cameraRecord experiences Types of activities
  • © 2014 University of York Tablet Home Screen Basic Free Apps Adobe Reader Google Drive Quickoffice Built-in Apps Web Browser Camera YouTube Basic Maps
  • © 2014 University of York PDF Annotation Adobe Reader Great annotation Helps keep track when using documents in-class Clunky to save back to cloud
  • © 2014 University of York PowerPoint Annotation Quickoffice Annotation via slide editing by adding shapes Seamless integration with Google Drive Saves back to the cloud
  • © 2014 University of York In-class calculations Google Sheets Could use pre-set template Synchronous saving and collaborative working On-the-fly marking and feedback
  • © 2014 University of York Google Docs Could use pre-set template Synchronous saving and collaborative working On-the-fly marking and feedback Sharing work
  • © 2014 University of York Google Maps Browser-based custom maps Add text, photos, and videos to markers and areas Access rich resources
  • © 2014 University of York Linoit.com Group pin-boards Moveable notes Can use camera for photo notes Browser-based Requires free account Capturing ideas
  • © 2014 University of York Fusion Tables via Google Drive Instantly visualise large data-sets Pull data in from free web sources Browser-based Visualising data
  • © 2014 University of York Tablets enable… Accessing and interacting with resources Contributing and collaborating
  • © 2014 University of York But remember… have a structured learning activity first