iPads: the new frontier - November 2010


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Presented by Cecilie Murray at the VITTA Conference, November 2010, Melbourne, Australia

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iPads: the new frontier - November 2010

  1. 1. Cecilie Murray John Sloan Delphian eLearning
  2. 2. Let’s talk about what we know What the research says Workshop:  Planning an implementation strategy  Support networks and info sources  Good apps and how to find them  Effective integration into teaching & learning Apps, apps and data Resources
  3. 3. Discuss: Which mobile devices do you use inside and outside of school?
  4. 4. Share: What have you found out about mobile devices?
  5. 5. K-12 Report 2010  Cloud computing  Collaborative environments  Game based learning  Mobiles  Augmented reality  Flexible displays http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2010-Horizon-Report-K12.pdf Aust-NZ Report 2010 • E-books • Mobiles • Augmented reality • Open content • Gesture based computing • Visual data analysis http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2010-Horizon-Report-ANZ.pdf
  6. 6. Mobile learning is… ‘learning in a more personalised way, handing over more control to the learners themselves’ ‘disruptive learning’ (Stead, 2006) ‘holds and heightens student interest, engages students in learning, and provides yet another means for expressive and receptive literacy’ (Dogeby, 2007) The Research
  7. 7. ‘a small, cleverly designed handheld game can significantly enhance learner performance in mental maths as well as having a positive impact on other aspects of classroom life’ (Robertson, 2009). ‘mobile devices can have a positive impact on learning experiences for both educators and students’ (McFarlane, Triggs& Yee, 2008; Ng & Nicholas, 2009)
  8. 8. ‘Schools with one-to-one computing programs have fewer discipline problems, lower dropout rates, and higher rates of college attendance than schools with a higher ratio of students to computers…but for one-to- one programs to boost student achievement as well, they must be properly implemented.’ Project Red (Revolutionizing Education) June 2010
  9. 9. (ed. Wan Ng, 2010) Chapter 12 Imagine Mobile Learning in your Pocket Cecilie Murray, Delphian eLearning http://www.igi- global.com/bookstore/TitleDetails.aspx?TitleId=4177 0
  10. 10.  how mobile learning might be used to increase engagement, motivation, ICT curriculum integration and effective learning in K-12 schools.  action research questions focused on impact on learning in core curriculum areas, literacy, numeracy, new media, interpersonal development
  11. 11.  iPodagogy 2007 iPods and video podcasting for learning  iPod Touch Project 2008 8 iPod Touches per class for literacy  Global Mobile Learning 2008-09 Two year project – Australia, Singapore and USA  Nintendo DS for Maths 2009 Nintendo DS for student learning in Mathematics
  12. 12.  Up to 50 Primary and secondary schools  1:1technologies and collaborative technologies supporting VELS outcomes  iPod touch, Netbooks, Flip cameras, Blogs, Wikis, GPS & geocaching, Massive Multiplayer Online Gaming, Quizdom etc  Benchmarking, data collection based on rubrics, online survey, reports, interviews
  13. 13. Mobile learning:  Promotes confidence and independence regardless of year level and age  Promotes peer coaching and developing activities for each other  Important in encouraging ESL learners, reluctant learners (at risk/disengaged)  Improves attendance, more active participation in class  Promotes better preparation and organisation for class  Supports more regular completion of school work and homework
  14. 14.  Mobile learning stimulates enjoyment in learning…‘fun’ activity  Greater interaction (& writing) from boys in particular, in blogs, podcasts and web pages  Stimulates teachers and students to work creatively to improve literacy and numeracy  Student performance data – improves numeracy and literacy, increases skills in teamwork, interpersonal skills and ICT skills  Motivates teachers to rethink their pedagogy around the use of ICT and mobile devices
  15. 15. Research reports iPod Touch Report http://delphian.com.au/ipod-touch-research-report iPodagogy: Using iPods and Video Podcasting for Learning http://delphian.com.au/ipods-and-podcasting-learning Global Mobile Learning http://delphian.com.au/global-mobile-learning-research
  16. 16. References Project Red (2010) Revolutionizing Education, One to One Institute, US. http://projectred.org/ McFarlane, A. Triggs, P. & Yee, W. (2008). Researching mobile learning - Interim report to Becta http://partners.becta.org.uk/uploaddir/downloads/page_documents/research/mobil e_learning.pdf Ng, W. & Nicholas, H. (2009a). Introduction of pocket PC in schools: attitudes and beliefs in the first year. Computers and Education. Robertson, M. (2009) Innovative Schooling and Responsiveness to ongoing Global Change, La Trobe University, Melbourne Stead, G. (2006). Mobile technologies: transforming the future of learning, in Emerging Technologies for Learning, BECTA. http://partners.becta.org.uk/upload- dir/downloads/page_documents/research/emerging_technologies.pdf Metiri Group (2006) Technology in Schools, What the Research Says, Cisco Systems. http://www.cisco.com/web/strategy/docs/education/TechnologyinSchoolsReport.pd f Dogeby, (2006) Using iPods for Instruction, Principals Partnership, Florida. http://www.principalspartnership.com/iPods.pdf
  17. 17. Why iPads or Touch tablets?  iPad or Galaxy Tablet (Samsung)  Small handheld devices enable learning anywhere, anytime  Convergence of innovations in mobile technology and social software, Web 2.0  Young people’s social use of technologies  For schools it means 1:1 is achievable
  18. 18. Discuss in four rotations: (10 mins) 1. How do we develop an Implementation Strategy? 2. Where do I find support, networks and info? 3. How do I find quality educational apps? 4. How do I integrate iPads in the classroom?
  19. 19.  Good practice: AALF 21 steps for implementation  DEECD – 2 resources  1:1 21 steps checklist at DEECD VIC & QLD  Issues: professional learning an issue  OHP or data shows for using with iPads  Teachers need to be taught hand gestures with iPads  PL to be built into planning
  20. 20.  Look at other schools for good practice  Technicians from other schools  Talk to Apple  Issues:  Proxies- the big end proxy is key in Govt schools  Independent schools more flexible  iTunes – bulk purchase for schools; 1 app per device
  21. 21.  Places to go to look at reviews of apps  Issue: - time for teachers to find good apps  iTunes search processes not intuitive  Flash not working on iPads – Skyfire browser app (prompts users to be >17 y.o)  Personal device issues in schools  Search in iTunes, not on the device  iPub – images or multimedia for assignments
  22. 22.  Integrate with other technologies  Netbooks, ipod touches, ipads etc  Curriculum developed first  Curriculum, not technology should be the driver  Seek out schools demonstrating good practice
  23. 23.  Four phases: ◦ PLANNING – research, vision, consult, assess readiness, project plan, budget ◦ PREPARATION – assess teacher skills, professional learning, spaces, suppliers, applications, costs, policies ◦ IMPLEMENTATION – support services, distribute, use in classrooms ◦ EVALUATION – device use (action research), support services, policies and management  Good Practice Tips  Implementation of Mobile Learning projects  http://delphian.com.au/mobile-learning-articles
  24. 24. http://epotential.education.vic.gov.au/showcase/resource.php?res_id=659&showcase_id=65
  25. 25. Educational apps  Relevant to kids  Use technologies that pervade their lives  Engaging for learning  Inquiry based constructivist content  High quality games prolong engagement  Kids can consolidate knowledge independently
  26. 26. Australian Curriculum app
  27. 27. English Apps Spectronics: Apps for Education http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/blog/uncategoriz ed/2010/09/educational-apps-and-resources-for- the-ipad-and-iphone/
  28. 28. History Apps
  29. 29. Maths Apps
  30. 30. Science Apps
  31. 31. Use Twitter to follow the leaders: #slide2learn #mlearning #edapps Twitter
  32. 32. Curriculum-driven content, high quality graphics Monitor student progress online A new model
  33. 33. Data from apps
  34. 34. 1 2 3 SHEEP is a counting app for young learners with 3 fun activities - flying a helicopter around the farm, herding sheep into pens and guiding the sheepdog into the ute
  35. 35. MATHSTRONAUT is a maths challenge app for addition and subtraction, designed for Primary and Middle school students.
  36. 36. PLINKERTON is a cybersafety mystery game that aims to create awareness for Middle school students about how to stay safe online.
  37. 37. Web: www.delphian.com.au www.app-titude.com.au Email: cecilie@delphian.com.au cecilie@app-titude.com.au Twitter: http://twitter.com/ceciliemurray http://twitter.com/App_titude Contacts