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iPads in education | An Enabling e-Learning event

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Started by Tessa Gray 11 Jul 2012 3:01pm () Replies (23)

Judging from the high interest in discussions within the iPad/iPod user group, iPads in education is a current trend for many schools. Perhaps your school is thinking about purchasing iPads and not sure how to get started. Perhaps you’re personally interested in trialing ways of working with iPads in the classroom, then this forum will no doubt interest you. iPad

iPads are a versatile, light-weight, portable, multi-media tool that has a huge potential in education – both at school and at home. Wireless technology means that students can access a huge digital repertoire of material for research (Internet), exploration and consolidation of new learning, sharing information, data collection, e-books, story telling and more. The responsive scrolling touch screen makes this tool is ideal for all diverse learners.

Guest educators and teachers include Tara Fagan (BeL facilitator), Tania Coutts (BeL facilitator), Allanah King (iPad/iPod group owner) and Chris McKinlay (Grants Braes School) - will be on hand to answer your questions and share their expertise.

Meanwhile, here's a video from Enabling e-Learning:TeachingBenefits iPads provide for student learning - Part 1 - where teacher Craig Kemp and one of his students from Grant's Braes School talk about the benefits of iPads in the classroom.

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  • stephc (View all users posts) 31 Aug 2012 9:56am ()

    Thanks Tara Fagan for the write up about our #ipadswhatnext session at Normandale School last week.  Was a great turn out with so many engaging with the learners across the school, increasing their own learning as educators.  

    Great session afterwards!  Informative and pitched at what is needed now for the next step.  There was in valuable info from Core Facilitators that were there.

    I really recommend a face-to-face session with teachers.  The discussions are so empowering and the connections made invaluable. Looking forward to the support group forming and our next meeting.

    Will post link to movie made by children about their learning on the day.

     

  • stephc (View all users posts) 31 Aug 2012 10:45am ()

    I would be really interesting in communicating with anyone using nearpod.  Think amazing possiblities and feel there may be some power in a sharing of nz curriculum themed presentations.

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