The power of iPads – making the unseen visible

One of the joys of using iPhones and iPads in the classroom is the ability to make the unseen visible. At the moment the children are learning about the transfer of energy to different forms. These transfers can be almost impossible to see with the naked eye. While the children might have remember the large... Continue Reading →

10 tips for managing shared iPads

This was a brief presentation I gave for the elementary teachers at my school on managing iPads in a classroom environment where children are sharing devices.

Where great learning with iPads really starts…

Today was like Christmas at school. Each member of the primary school teaching staff received an iPad mini. For the amount of time and effort we put into technology, the most important person who needs the device first is the teacher. They need to understand what it does, play with it. Then start thinking about... Continue Reading →

There are several apps for that..

"I think skitch would be best... You can add arrows and words" "How about path on.. It looks better..." My Year 4s are at the point where they are deciding their own tools for capturing their learning. They are becoming sophisticated in their choices, understanding there will be more than one tool for the same... Continue Reading →

Classroom iPads one week in 17/365

It's been one week since my class received a set of iPads to use in the classroom. We'd been relying on a bookable set of iPads but having the devices in the classroom has made them so much better. Students have developed a sense of ownership over the devices. A strong essential agreement was an... Continue Reading →

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