iPads 4 Learning@ Manor Lakes College Sur vey responses from year 6 and 7 students at Manor Lakes College relating to their iPads "When we use iPads at“The best thing about school we can producethe iPads are that we work morecan prepare our selfs outstanding.for the 21st century We can find answers and when we get to all our questions. older...” We get help with all our work"
Context This year after having been involved in the DEECD iPads for Learning Trial, we made the decision as a college to commence our own 1:1 iPad Program in years 6 and 7 This would involve . approximately 280 students.Unlike our 1:1 MacBook program in years 8 and 9, this program is a BYOD model, where students ‘Bring Your Own Device’. The response from parents and the community has been veryencouraging and rewarding thus far and through sharing thesesurvey results by from students can give parents and the wider community a greater insight in to how the program is travelling from a students perspective.
Do you enjoy using the iPads in class? Yep - 95% Sometimes - 5% Nope - 0%
Does using the iPad in class make youwant to come to school more often? Yes it does - 39% Most of the time - 42% Not at all - 19%
Do you find the iPad easy to use in class? Yes - 75% Most of the time - 23% No - 1%
Do you think that the iPad helps you find out new information quickly and easily? It sure does. It’s easy - 58% Sometimes - 42% Not really, it’s tricky - 0%
Do you enjoy using your iPad for warm up activities? All the time - 38% It Depends on the subject - 52% I am not fussed - 10%
Which subjects.classes do you think you iPad will best help you in? Maths - 19% Reading - 22% Writing - 16% Inquiry - 19% Art - 4% Science - 16% Other Specialist - 4%
Do you enjoy using your iPad for warm up activities? iPad (eBooks/iBooks) - 32% Not fussed - 44% I like ‘normal’ books better - 24%
What kinds of eBooks have you read lately on your iPad? Fiction (novels, etc...) - 41% Non fiction (reference, etc...) - 20% Comics - 34% Picture Story books - 12% Other - 28%
Whatever you answered in theprevious question, can you tell me why?Because I like reading sad books and fantasy books. Because some of the books that are fiction are very exciting. I like comics because they’re funny, cool and some are scary. Because ‘it’ tells you more,and I like them because I like reading non fiction because you find out interesting facts. I like comics because they are interesting and fun to read . I also like the pictures and the story. Because comics areeasy and fun to read. Because comics are short and sometimes funny.Non - fiction because I like to find about history and what happened in those days. Humour books because I like to have a bit of a laugh. Random responses...
What do you like most about reading on your iPad? Interactive pages - 28% Sound and audio - 9% Having a ‘read to me’ option - 4% Built in activities - 8% Zoom in on the words - 22% Change the font, colour, etc... - 8% Using the dictionary - 7% Making notes on the text - 15%
Do you find typing easy on your iPad? Yeah, no problem - 78% It’s ok - 22% Nope, not at all - 1%
What kind of writing have you done on your iPad? Narratives - Stories - 35% Recounts - 3% Information texts - 28% Descriptive texts - 3% Arguments - 1% Other - 31%
What app’s do you use during writing to help you create your work? Notepad and popplet. Notes. I use notes and the scientist profile. Notes. We use Toontastic, notes, e-maths and the science 360. Lote indonesian. Keynote, poppet and pages plus notes. Keynote, poppet and pages. Notes and Udraw. Toontastic and glow draw. Notes. Google and notes. Pages, key note, reel director, and notes. Dictionary, safari, ect... Notes, key note, pages, and reel director. Notes. Notes, toontastic. Notes. Notes .We use ToonTastic, Notes. Google Notes. Story kit , toontastic, popplet, publisher and the dictionary. Sketch me. The app that helps me work in writing is popplet ,story kit and the dictionary. Bamboo paper, story kit, toontastic, and sketch me. Popplet, bamboo pages, story kit, dictionary. Popplet, bamboo paper, toontastic, and glow draw. Random responses...
Does using your iPad in Math classeshelp you to understand what you are learning? Yes it does - 41% It Depends on the topic - 47% Not really, no - 12%
Does the iPad help you to reflect on your lessons and what you have learnt? Yes, it does - 74% No, not really - 26%
What subjects do you like using your iPad in? Writing. Music, sport and cooking. Reading and science. Reading , writing, inquiry and science. Reading, writing, inquiry and science as well. Inquiry, writing, maths, and english. Inquiry, maths, science. Maths, writing, reading, ICT. Science. Science. Reading, math Indonesian. Math, reading, writing, science, inquiry. Reading, writing, maths, inquiry, science. Reading, writing, inquiry, ect. Reading, inquiry, maths, writing and science. Sport. Books. Science, inquiry. Maths science, writing, reading, Indonesian. Art. Inquiry. Maths, science, reading. Everything but not Math! P.E. MUSIC. Maths, writing, inquiry. Random responses...
Do you think the iPad has made you better in using ICT? Yep, definitely- 68% Nope, i am already an ICT master! - 32%
Do you like that you can use manydifferent app’s on your iPad to create awesome work? I sure do! - 77% I like it but i also like using non-tech stuff - 19%Not really, i prefer normal paper methods like posters - 4%
Can you tell me some of the app’s thatyou use to create OUTSTANDING work on your iPads? Popplet, Toontastic, Notes and wiki answers. Notes and wiki answers. iMovie. Toontastic. Keynote, popplet, pages. Keynote, popplet, pages and toontastic. iMovie. Udraw. Glow draw. iMovie and toontactic. Glow draw. Garage Band. Google. Popplet, key note, pages, reel director. Keynote makes my work outstanding. Popplet, keynote, pages. Notes. The Camera. iMovie. Toontastic, iMovie, garage band. Glow draw, toontastic. Toontastic, safari and google. Reel director. Field giude. Toontastic. Animation hd. Puppet pals and many many other Apps. Drawfree, toontastic, iMovie, Toontastic. iMovie. Toonstatic, animation hd and glow draw. Notes Random responses...
In a few sentences, can you tell mewhat is the best thing about using your iPads at school?iPads help us with our work at school. It is a very useful tool for the school. It is very easybecause you can do research on different type of things and it makes learning easier. Ithink the best thing is when we do our 10 mins in the morning and 10mins after snackand 10mins after lunch. The games and other stuff that is awesome. It helps me learn.And it helps me to understand the work Im doing. iPads help us with our work and are avery useful tool for our learning. That its fun and educational at the same time and cooltoo! We also get 10 min of free iPad time very day and that is fun. You can save yourschool work faster than using a USB because the iPad IS a hard drive. "For working outstuffPlaying with friends and having a good time learning. The apps and playing warm upgames on the iPad. That theres something different and its got really good educationvalue!! Helps my work a lot. Well its easy to research rather than waiting your own turneach day for every student to research, also sometimes its easier than making an actualsculpture or poster so then on the iPads you are able to make a presentation on Keynote,etc. Its not big so we can take it to all the class we have. Random responses...
Does the iPad help you with any homework you get? It sure does! - 80% Not really - 17% No - 3%
Do you like that the iPad you’re using is YOUR iPad? Yes because it’s mine and i can put whatever i want on it - 95% I am not fussed - 5%
Does your iPad connect to theinternet at home wirelessly? Yes, i have wireless internet - 86% No - 14%
The good stuff, games! What are your all time favourites?Infinite blade 1 and 2. Temple run, fruit ninja. Top girl, social girl, templerun and minecraft. My all time favs are : touch grind, bmx, minecraft,and FIFA 12 hd. My all time favs are : touch grind bmx minecraft andFIFA 12 hd Temple run. Top girl. Minecraft, Temple run, Skitch. Temple runand oven break. Monster pet. Temple run, oven break. Monster pet.Modern combat 3. FIFA 12. NFS hot pursuit. Fruit ninja. Temple run.Asphalt adrenalin 6. Skype. Imessege. FaceTime. Email. Safari. YouTube.Minecraft. PE. Fruit ninja, modern combat 3, fallen nation. FIFA 12 HD.Temple run. Need for speed. Random responses...
Would you like to use games as part of your learning? Yes, i think games can help us learn! - 61% It depends on the game- 38% No, games are a distraction - 1%
What games do you think can help you learn? List 3.B-cubed, Papas pizzeria. Blorox. Toontastic. Toontastic. Science glossary.Calculator. Ebooks. Minecraft. Skitch. Read with me. Maths ninja. mathboard, maths games and all the reading games, what ever it’s calledbecause its on my sisters iPad. Maths ninja, math board. Fruit ninja,wheres my water. Mine craft. Fruit ninja. Wheres my water. Minecraft.PE. Toontactic. Hanging with friends, words with friends, Maths board.Mathboard, math ninja, reading games. Hanging with friends, Mathsboard, words with friends. Sims world adventures. Why? Because youcan go to different countries & tour the sites & tourist attractions.Minecraft because you can build & design. Dragon vale and all the Mathsones, problem solving ones. Touch physics, Top gear stunt school. Drawrace. Temple run. Scribblenaughts (spelling), Auto Dance (presentation),Temple Run (Maths) Random responses...
Do you use your iPad for SocialMedia? (Facebook, Twitter, IM, etc...) Yes - 85% No - 15%
Lastly... if it were up to you, how would you use the iPads in class?What kinds of things would you like to be using them for?Games. Work like finishing off or free time. Filming, games, researching andto be able to work with other people on making class games and google orgoogle images. Games and google or google images. Games and learning Iwould mainly use them for. My work and homework. Games and education.Play games, more free time and making learning fun by using the iPads moreoften. Playing games with friends while listening to music. For work or freetime. Reading, writing and my research. Internet. Games and education.Free time if we are good. Maths, writing, science. Communicating, Math,Reading , Writing , Specialists. Researching for projects and having silenttime, silent time is when after break we have 10 mins of time to cool downon our iPads. Random responses...