Apps - Y3 Specialists Lecture 8


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Many see the iPad as having the potential to transform learning and teaching in schools, although deployment raises a number of issues, not least in terms of pedagogy.
We return to the theme of mobile and hand-held learning from Lecture 4, but focusing specifically on the iPad as a platform for learning and teaching. You consider some of the ways in which iPad apps can be used to support learning across the curriculum, both within and beyond school, considering both individual and shared access to devices.
You work as a group to compile a wiki of recommended apps for the primary curriculum.

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  • Apps - Y3 Specialists Lecture 8

    1. 1. Apps Leading Learning in ICTLecture 8, 19 November 2012 Miles Berry
    2. 2. Steve Jobs, 1980"Right now, if you buy a computer system and you want tosolve one of your problems, we immediately throw a bigproblem right in the middle of you and your problem whichis learning how to use the computer. A substantial problemto overcome. Once you overcome that, its a phenomenaltool. But there is a barrier of having to overcome thatproblem.What were trying to do … is to remove that barrier so thatsomeone can buy a computer system who knows nothingabout it and directly attack their problem without learninghow to program their computer.Our whole company, our whole philosophical base, isfounded on one principle. That principle is that there issomething very special and very historically different thattakes place when you have one computer and one person.Very different than if you have ten people and one
    3. 3. Mellhuish & Falloon, 2010 The education sector must keep its eyes open and assess the benefits and challenges of any innovation through the lens of what is known to be effective teaching and learning.... A new mobile device might eventually be a catalyst for a sea-change in the way we perceive education, but the urgency and relevance of the learning need should always drive its use.
    4. 4. Queensland, 2010Not constrained to onecurriculum areaBest suited to personaluseEnthusiasm, maturity,respect and creativityOwnership of learning,both independently andin collaborative
    5. 5. Three mantras from the firsttwo years Technology as accessible as paper A computing platform for everyone Technology for subjects not traditionally well- served by technology Speirs, 2011
    6. 6. Heinrich 2012Use strong in English,Maths, ScienceHomework and beyondschoolMotivationQualityCollaboration
    7. 7. Burden et al 2012Supports the curriculumTransformative techPersonal ownershipLeads to changes inprofessionalism andpedagogyParental engagement
    8. 8. 4 reasons why tabletrollouts fail Deploy iPads, do nothing else Theft and damage Ignoring the network Choosing an immature platform Lai 2012
    9. 9. the school that swapped its laptopsfor iPads... and wants to switch back Image-conscious headmaster Staff still cling to old documents and resources created in software such as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint One of the biggest problems is the storage, since you can’t connect USB memory sticks to it A classic case of the chap with the chequebook making the decision Noble, 2012
    10. 10. EYFS KS1 KS2Across thecurriculum EnglishMathematics Science ICT
    11. 11. Codea
    12. 12. Codea
    13. 13. App Inventor
    14. 14. App Inventor
    15. 15. Apps for Good
    16. 16. Apps for Good