Introduction to iPads for Learning

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A short intro to some of the things you should consider when introducing iPads into the classroom.

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Introduction to iPads for Learning

  1. 1. An introduction to iPads for Learning Jisc RSC Scotland
  2. 2. Margaret McKay John Maguire Advisor: Accessibility & Inclusion Advisor: Learning Technologies An introduction to iPads for Learning Jisc RSC Scotland
  3. 3. iPad Orientation John Maguire – Advisor Learning Technologies Margaret McKay - Advisor: Accessibility & Inclusion CC Image courtesy of Sean MacEntee Flickr
  4. 4. iPad Orientation Getting to grips with basic iPad operation The iPad is a great table and feels very easy to pick up and use but do you know your way around the basics? » iPad buttons › On/Off, Home, Volume, Mute » Basic operations › Swiping Pages, Creating Folders, Searching for apps, Multi tasking » Additional operations › Settings menu, Control Center, notification CC Image courtesy of Sucello Leilões Virtuais Flickr
  5. 5. iPad Accessibility John Maguire – Advisor Learning Technologies Margaret McKay - Advisor: Accessibility & Inclusion CC Image courtesy of Sean MacEntee Flickr
  6. 6. iPad Accessibility Getting to grips with basic iPad operation The iPad comes with assistive features that allow people with disabilities an equal experience of iOS. » Accessible Features › Zoom, › Speak auto-text, speak selection, › Larger text, bold text, › VoiceOver, › Siri, › Accessibility shortcut, › Guided access, › Assistive touch, › Switch control. CC Image courtesy of Janitors Flickr
  7. 7. Activity Follow the instructions to access features Zoom: 1. Go to settings > general > accessibility > zoom. 2. Turn zoom on and go to home page double tap 3 fingers to move around the screen. 3. Double tap 3 fingers and drag to magnify page. Larger type: 1. Go to settings > general > accessibility > larger type. 2. Turn on larger type and drag the slider to select your preferred reading size. Speak selection: 1. Go to settings > general > accessibility > speak selection. 2. Choose some text on a website and highlight with your finger, click the speak button and 3. listen to the text being read back. Invert Colour: 1. Go to settings > general > accessibility > invert colours. 2. Turn on invert colour and explore your iPad.
  8. 8. Useful Apps John Maguire – Advisor Learning Technologies Margaret McKay - Advisor: Accessibility & Inclusion CC Image courtesy of Sean MacEntee Flickr
  9. 9. Useful apps Planning and organising This type of app helps individuals to plan and organise their studies. They can be invaluable for students with a wide range of additional support needs where in may cases these skills are weak. » Calendar (built in) » Reminders (built in) » Notification Centre (built in) » Sticky notes » SQA My Study Plan » Mind jet CC Image courtesy of fsse8info Flickr
  10. 10. Useful apps Managing information These apps work mostly with RSS feeds and collect together online services and resources that you subscribe to in one place. Resources are presented in a user friendly manner often in a magazine style. » Feedly » Pulse » Flipboard CC Image courtesy of Luke McKernan Flickr
  11. 11. Useful apps Note-taking Taking notes is an essential part of studying, iPad apps offer a number of different ways of doing this, ranging from enhanced typed, notes to audio notes and images as notes. » Notes (built in) » Paperportnotes – Case study » Educreations – Case Study » Audio Boo » Audio Note CC Image courtesy of Rameshng Flickr
  12. 12. Useful apps Augmented Reality Augmented reality brings together elements of the real world with the virtual world, enhancing what we see with information and other sources. » Wikitude » Acrossair » Blippar Uses in education » LearnAR – Demo Video » Anyone can be a mechanic – Demo Video CC Image courtesy of dmolsen Flickr
  13. 13. Useful apps Augmented Reality
  14. 14. Useful apps eBooks and eBook Creators eBook readers have a number of very useful tools including bookmarking, highlighting, dictionary definitions, magnification, add notes, change fonts. Enhanced eBooks add to the traditional written word with audio, video and interactions. » iBooks » Our Choice » Man on Moon » Book Creator CC Image courtesy of nikkorsnapper Flickr
  15. 15. Managing your iPads John Maguire – Advisor Learning Technologies Margaret McKay - Advisor: Accessibility & Inclusion CC Image courtesy of Sean MacEntee Flickr
  16. 16. Managing classroom iPads » Sharing vs. Individual » The classroom workflow » Decisions you need to make › Turning off pre installed apps › Restricting access to areas & functions › Restricting access to content › Locking the iPad to 1 app (Guided) CC Image courtesy of Sean MacEntee Flickr
  17. 17. Managing a large group iPads » Apple Configurator › Suited to 10 – 100 devices › Range of admin restrictions › Create a master and copy to all others » Mobile Device Management (MDM) › Sync apps wirelessly › IT doesn’t need to collect up iPads › User needs to accept http://snapguide.com/guides/use-apple-configurator/ CC Image courtesy of blakespot Flickr
  18. 18. Purchasing apps Decide how many copies of the app you will need and create an organised deployment plan. Decide which apps go on which iPads. » Decide apps to go on » 1 app per iPad? » Purchase using Apple VPP » Licence codes managed centrally https://volume.itunes.apple.com/gb/store/ CC Image courtesy of {Flixelpix} David Flickr http://www.apple.com/uk/education/volume-purchase-program/faq.html
  19. 19. Evaluating Apps John Maguire – Advisor Learning Technologies Margaret McKay - Advisor: Accessibility & Inclusion CC Image courtesy of Sean MacEntee Flickr
  20. 20. Evaluating Apps Deciding if an app is right for you and your students The usefulness of an app is dependent on the intended purpose and the student’s needs. If you are thinking of purchasing an app for use in the classroom it is handy to score it. Apps that score low might still be good, but just not for the purpose you’re assessing them. Some areas to consider » Relevance » Ease of use » Sharing of data created
  21. 21. Evaluating Apps iTunes Store » Start at the iTunes store » Pay attention to user reviews » Less than 10 reviews many not be enough Image: iTunes store screenshot
  22. 22. Evaluating Apps Your criteria http://bit.ly/xug4HV http://bit.ly/HEwviH
  23. 23. Evaluating Apps Your criteria http://bit.ly/HFTU3k
  24. 24. Today’s resources www.scoop.it/t/tablet-devices-living-learning-productivity http://bit.ly/147ReQc - Shortened link to above Contact details Email: support@rsc-scotland.ac.uk Telephone: 0141 585 0022 Useful links and information John Maguire – Advisor Learning Technologies Margaret McKay - Advisor: Accessibility & Inclusion

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