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iPads 4 Learning in the Early Years


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iPads 4 Learning in the Early Years

  1. 1. iPads 4 Learningin the Early Years By the Spectronics Consultancy Team 1
  2. 2. Amanda HartmannInclusive Technology Consultant(Speech Pathologist) 2
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  4. 4. Why are we all here today?What do you want to leave with? Share your thoughts and ideas about having iPads in your classrooms 4
  5. 5. Yellow hat Positive // Good things Positive Good things 5
  6. 6. Red hat Feelings Feelings 6
  7. 7. Blue hat Thinking about thinking Thinking about thinking 7
  8. 8. Green hat New creative ideas New creative ideas 8
  9. 9. White hat What info do we know? What info do we know? 9
  10. 10. Black hat Bad things Bad things 10
  11. 11. Engage students Content delivery Improve learningAccommodate all learners 11
  12. 12. ENH iPad substitutes in a taskANC iPad substitutes andE adds extra benefitsS 12
  13. 13. TR iPad allows tasks to beAN modified and redesignedSFO iPad allows us toR create new tasksMS 13
  14. 14. Other benefits• Immediate start-up - no time wasted• 10 hour battery life - used for the school day• Light and portable• Minimal technical support• Touch interface - interactive and accessible 14
  15. 15. Must be• Goal directed• Supported within the curriculum plan• Integrated with other technology• Supported with training and learning 15
  16. 16. iOS ecosystems• iTunes - music, videos, movies• App store - apps• iBooks - books- PDFs• iTunes U - university course work 16
  17. 17. Discoverability• Websites that review apps• Apps that help us find good apps• Using the App store better 17
  18. 18. Choosing apps - Rubric Curriculum Grade / APP Name Cost focus Stage DOMAIN 4 3 2 1 Skill(s) reinforced are strongly Skill(s) reinforced are related to the Skill(s) reinforced are prerequisite or Skill(s) reinforced in the app are not Curriculum connected to the targeted skill or targeted skill or concept foundation skills for the targeted skill clearly connected to the targeted Connection concept or concept skill or concept Targeted skills are practiced in an Some aspects of the app are Skills are practiced in a contrived Skills are practiced in a rote or Authenticity authentic format/ problem-based presented in an authentic learning game/simulation format isolated fashion (e.g. flashcards) learning environment environment Feedback is specific and results in Feedback is specific and results in Feedback is limited to the Feedback is limited to the Feedback improved student performance improved student performance (may correctness of student responses correctness of student responses include tutorial aids) and may allow students to try again App offers complete flexibility to App offers more than one degree of App offers limited flexibility to adjust App offers no flexibility to adjust alter settings to meet student needs flexibility to adjust settings to meet settings to meet student needs (e.g., settings to meet student needs Differentiation student needs few levels such as easy, medium, (settings cannot be altered) hard) Students can launch and navigate Students can launch and navigate Students can launch and navigate Students need constant teacher within the app independently within the app independently after within the app independently after support in order to use the app User demonstration by teacher. demonstration by teacher. Students Friendliness require intermittent support. Students are highly motivated to use Students use the app as directed by Students view the app as “more Students avoid the use of the app or Student the app and select it as their first the teacher schoolwork” and may be off-task complain when use of the app is Motivation choice from a selection of related when directed by the teacher to use assigned choices of apps the app Students work can be published in Students work can be published in Students work can be only be Students work cannot be published. multiple formats and/or social media multiple formats and/or social media published to a computer. Publishing sites sites after being transferred to a computer. Data is available electronically to the Data is available electronically to Data is available electronically to the The app does not contain a summary student and teacher as a part of the student on a summary page and may student, but is not presented on a page. Reporting app. be screenshot to share with teacher single summary page. App connects seamlessly to Wi-Fi App connects to Wi-Fi network with App requires port change to connect App unable to connect to Wi-Fi Connectivity network manual configuration to Wi-Fi network networkOriginally created by Harry Walker: Edited, with permission, by Kathy Schrock: Updated by Greg Alchin 18
  19. 19. Websites / online• Spectronics Blog and app lists.• APPITIC.• Appy Mall.• Facebook groups/pages eg. "iTeach: Apps for classroom"; "Spectronics Online"; Technology in Education, Moms with Apps, etc. 19
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  21. 21. Apps for Special Education By the Spectronics Consultancy Team 21
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  23. 23. Apps that find appsAutism Apps Kindertown Appstar picks 23
  24. 24. In the App store - Top Charts Skitch 24
  25. 25. In the App Store - Education Categories 25
  26. 26. In the App store - Genius 26 Skitch
  27. 27. iPad Basics APP ICONS• Hold and jiggle• Put into folders• Rename folders• Delete apps• Lock onto bottom dock 27
  28. 28. iPad Basics RESTRICTIONS• Enable restrictions within SETTINGS - General• Turn on and off- Installing Apps, Deleting Apps, YouTube, Safari, Camera, In-App purchasing, etc. 28
  29. 29. iPad Basics MULTI-TASKING GESTURES• Five finger pinch to close• Four finger swipe up to multi- tasking dock• Four finger swipes left and right between apps• Turn OFF in SETTINGS- General 29
  30. 30. iPad Basics MULTI-TASKING DOCK• Four finger swipe up to multi-tasking dock• OR double click HOME button• Swipe left or right• Forced close with red dash 30
  31. 31. iPad Basics FILE SHARING• APP: DropBox• Email• Sharing options within apps• iTunes: App panel- file sharing 31
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  33. 33. iPad Basics EXTRA TIPS• Screen Capture• Make direct links to favourite websites• Search for apps on iPad• Side switch 33
  34. 34. Apps today...1. Apple apps2. Teaching tools and classroom management3. National curriculum4. Just for fun5. App smackdown6. Students with additional learning needs 34
  35. 35. Apple Apps 35
  36. 36. Teaching tools• Recordable teaching (eg. Show me, Explain Everything)• Graphic Organisors (eg. Popplet)• Data collection (eg. Evernote)• QR codes (eg. QR city, QR code maker)• Rover for watching flash files 36
  37. 37. Classroom Management• Visual tools (eg. Visual routine)• Timers (eg. Bang buzzer, visual timer)• Decision making/ turn taking (eg, Pick me)• Rewards (eg. I earnt that)• Job charts (eg. Chore chart) 37
  38. 38. National Curriculum• English- language, literacy, literature• Maths- number & algebra, measurement & geometry, statistics & probability• Science• History 38
  39. 39. English• RECEPTIVE- listen, read and view• PRODUCTIVE - speak, write and create 39
  40. 40. English - Receptive modes• Apps to listen, read and view 40
  41. 41. English - Productive modes• Apps to speak, write and create 41
  42. 42. English LANGUAGE LITERACY LITERATURE• Specific apps examples: phonics and spelling, sight words, letters, oral language, sentence building, describing, story telling, parts of speech, etc. 42
  43. 43. Maths NUMBER AND ALGEBRA MEASUREMENT & GEOMETRY STATISTICS & PROBABILITY• Specific app examples: early maths concepts, patterns, add/subtract, time, etc. 43
  44. 44. Reference Apps SCIENCE HISTORY• Specific app examples: Brain pop, Brain pop junior, Qwiki, Simple wiki.• Check educational categories in App store 44
  45. 45. The arts? ART MUSIC 45
  46. 46. Just for fun! 46
  47. 47. App Smackdown 47
  48. 48. Apps for students with additional needs• Autism• Speech- language impairments• Hearing impairments• Intellectual impairments• English as a second language 48
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  50. 50. Share your creation 50
  51. 51. Questions 51
  52. 52. Onsite | Online | Hands-on• Successful implementation of iPads and other technologies for• Learning and literacy support• Diverse classrooms• Special education• Communication for students with autism and other disabilities• 52