The first year of Ipads• 4 boxes of 15 Ipads.• 10 loan Ipads.• Secondary – (2 boxes) departments given a trial period of 6 weeks and then the boxes rotate to other departments. Pilot to take place next Sept.• Primary – (2 boxes) being used across all year groups from Yr3-6. Head of Primary IT (Apple Educator) invited staff to watch his lessons He also went in and taught other classes with the Ipads. He recorded best practice in his classroom and uploaded it on to You Tube for other members of staff to see.• Currently visiting other international schools to share experiences.
Engagement Reading photos effectively• The students used Popplet to annotatephotos and create links between the photos.• Photos where placed in a Year 10 folder which we created on our dropbox account. Students could then download them to the photo file on the Ipad. Once in the photo file on the Ipad, the students could open them in Popplet.• Their work can sent to their e-mail address.• You can also create flow diagrams using Popplet.
Saving time! Creating a video in one lesson• The students created a video on the Great Barrier Reef using imovie. They incorporated key facts, covered the issues it faces and how it is managed.• They saved images from the web on to the Ipad and then they uploaded them into imovie. They added a voice over on imovie or added text to the images/music.• If you don’t save it as HD, it is possible to upload small videos of up to 3mins on to dropbox.
Using imovie to create animations• The students made play-do models and created small animations using imovie.• They simply took loads of photos of their models and then uploaded them on to imovie, add text or a voice over.• Then use a free online polling site to grade each others work and see the results instantly.
Useful tool in the field Woodland Reserve Investigation• The students took photos of different biotic and abiotic components with the camera.• They made notes on docs to go ( word doc).• They used the leaf snap app to take photos of leaves & find out the type of leaf.• They could have recorded their notes using audiboo if they preferred.• I had created folders for each group on drop box and once back in the classroom, they could upload their notes and photos to the geography drop box account so they could access and work on it at home.
Year 9 Fair Trade Project Creating everything on one device.• Students will use imovie to make TV adverts – one to raise the awareness of fair trade & one to advertise their chocolate bar. They may also use the Ipads to video and take photos.• They may also use Strip designer app for adverts.• Use tumblr to create a blog.• They will use safari to access web to use free logo design sites, research current fair trade products and also to set up their blog.• Their group work can be stored on drop box and accessed fromhome.
Biology apps• Interactive periodic table – PSE HD• Treeld – Tree identification app – UK based
Ipads in English• Collaborative research• Gothic films• Olympic interviews
Ipads in primary• E books – (guided readers) Students have been carrying out comprehension, annotating /highlighting the text..• Mindmeisterapp – mind mapping• Solar walk app• Imovie– Yr 4 videoing adverts, Receiving feedback and reshooting.• Ibook– Interactive book created for one topic.
Research• Independent research using Safari, Hitpad app and OECD factbook.• Create revision sheets and upload them into Google docs or upload to dropbox.• When students search in Hitpad, results are displayed for videos, photos, tweets, as well as the usual links.
Useful apps for viewing students work in school• Prezi viewer.• Slide shark app allows you to view ppt for free.
An app that has it all! Smart note• Through smart note students can take notes, sketch, annotate photos and create a audio recording ………..
Student feedback• Create a class account in Evernote. Students can then create a new note, which could include images, feedback text or audio.
Record creations step by step – drawings and audio• Educreations