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  • Janette Hoggard 04 Dec 2013 4:24pm () in Literacy tips and tricks for parents

    This is a great way to collect everyones ideas to pass on to parents.  I've started a doc here that we will either include with a school newsletter or put on our website (both probably), feel free to add/copy. It's also got some of the "oldies but goodies" ideas from the Summer Slide pamphlets. (Should I credit the RT Lit who wrote them up?)

    Fotobabble is another easy, free app to use on the iPad or online - take a photo then record yourself describing the picture.

    Websites like Build Your Wild Self, Create-a-car and Hero Factory can be fun and creative to use, then talk/write imaginative stories about.

  • Janette Hoggard 10 Sep 2013 8:17am () in Supervised iPads

    We've started using Photosync and it's brilliant. Paid app for iPad $2.59 and free download on your laptop. Laughing

  • Janette Hoggard 15 May 2013 8:44pm () in Bogger App

    We use Blogpress (maybe around $2-3??) Does photo and video (via a Youtube account). So quick and easy!

  • Janette Hoggard 09 May 2013 3:59pm () in Evaluation of I Pad as a tool for learnnig

    Yes, motivation and engagement aside, I would say it's not the iPad (or any technology) that enhances learning or increases student achievement, it's how the teacher uses the device. Professional development is SO IMPORTANT. 

  • Janette Hoggard 08 May 2012 5:56pm () in New challenge: Finish this sentence...
    • teacher frustration
    • less access for kids
    • less opportunity for in-depth instruction
    • more in-class time taken up with children learning "about" tech hardware/software rather than using it in their learning

    Having a dedicated room vs having equipment in classes are not mutually exclusive concepts. The answer depends on your perspective.

    • A suite is not the wrong way to do things, it's one way
    • Learning is only bound by a room booking of 50 minutes if you let it be.
    • Disbanding our suite would only add one desktop to nearly every classroom.
    • We will always need more devices in our classrooms, we're never satisfied!
    • Putting lots of devices in rooms does not ensure they are used creatively to connect and collaborate.
  • Janette Hoggard 17 Apr 2012 12:46pm () in Google search tips

    Hi Simon - nothing there I'm afraid, would love to see it.

  • Janette Hoggard 17 Apr 2012 12:46pm () in Google search tips

    Hi Simon - nothing there I'm afraid, would love to see it.