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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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  • Catriona Pene (View all users posts) 13 Aug 2012 11:54am ()

    Hi everyone, I have just started working for CORE Education, fresh out of a year 3 digital classroom in Whangarei.

    At the end of last year our staff had the opportuntity to apply for some contestable funding from our Board of Trustees and I was fortunate enough to gain funding for 5 ipads and an ipod for my class, to add to the macbooks we aleady had.

    The ipads were a great hit with the children from the very first day. Intuitive, easy to handle and full of great apps for learning and creating. They also provided a much easier way to email work straight to the class blog, ensuring the children's work was regularly published and shared.  Blogger app

    Parents in the room with ipods and ipads at home asked me for a list of suitable apps for home so I put together this list.  You are welcome to use and share it.

    ipod and ipad apps for parents.pdf

     

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