Using iPads to enhance teaching and learning

When: Tuesday 16th, 4-5 pm October Melbourne Australia time (gmt+11)

About this session: Joe Dale, from the Isle of Wight, UK, will be our guest presenter. Joe has been brought out to Australia several times this year to work with educationalists in the area of technology and mobility in teaching languages.  He will share, virtually, his experience and knowledge in using iPads to enhance teaching and learning. Joe is a UK Independent modern foreign languages and technology consultant and is host of the TES MFL forum and MFL portal manager for the OU’s Vital programme.

Please join us and share in the conversations. Click on  this link to listen to the recording of this session. This was a resourceful session with Joe sharing many links, thinking, resources and apps. Thanks Joe for getting up so early in the morning for us.

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Playing with my iPad

When:- Tuesday 28th February, 4-5pm Melbourne Australia time (gmt+11)

Penny Bentley is an innovative Australian Teacher who currently tutors students, online and face to face, in Maths, Science and Computer skills. She is fascinated by the potential of mobile devices to enhance student learning and passionate about mentoring teachers as they increase technology use in the classroom.

Penny recently acquired an iPad and ‘played’ with it over the holidays. Please join us as Penny shares what she has learnt in the last couple of months. Penny will share some favourite uses and ways to use in the classroom.

Here is the link to the recording

Results of the iPad trial!

Date: Tuesday November 25th, 4-5pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10)

About the session: This is an informal session which will centre around discussions about the iPad Trial in selected Victorian schools in Australia. Jenny Ashby (Epsom Primary School) and Corrie Barclay (Manor Lakes College) will share their experiences and lead the discussion.  The Victorian Education Departmanet iPad trial is about to end and Jenny and Corrie will discuss the trial and future directions after the trial.  Questions will be encouraged from participants so bring along your  questions. Anyone interested in using iPads in the classrooms is strongly encouraged to attend.

Thanks to Jenny Ashby and Sally Walsh for moderating and organising this session.

A big thank you to Jenny Ashby and Sally Walsh who will be moderating this session in my absence at Comview, the VCTA conference.

Tech Talk Tuesdays: Ipads in Learning – a Sharing Session

This week’s Tech Talk Tuesday had some great participants – they came primarily from Australia and the USA, with China represented as well. A big thank you to Britt Gow and Jess McCulloch for keeping the show going when my internet access disappeared. Thanks everyone for a wonderful sharing session! Isnt it fantastic when educationalists from USA and Australia can share like that! Here is the link to the recording. A slideshare presentation has been put together from the whiteboard discussions:-

 

Here are some of the suggested apps:-

  1. Apps from Shawn: – drop box, words with friends, boggle, The Elements, NASA, Super 7, Coach Pad, Good Reader, Keynote, Course notes, Pages, Gengo Indo, Please Touch, ABC, Fractions Basic, Dice, Brushes, Bloom, Louvre, Doodle Buddy
  2. From @Megsamanda: Mapping Tools: Word Cloud, iBrainstorm, iThoughts HD, SimpleMindX, Ideas Sketch, Think Tree Life, Creative: Comic Touch Lite, Strip Designer, Puppet Anime Lite,

From the Chat came the following:-

  • if ipads take the place of textbooks it is much cheaper than books!
  • it’s amazing how very young kids intuitively know how to use it and it’s amazing how very young kids intuitively know how to use it
  • Robert Boltz  – join  our ipad 2educate wiki and diigo group
  • they really stressed that point in the ISTE webinar that ipads are best managed if they aren’t shared
  • that’s really no different than it was before technology–kids put things away that are distracting to them during lessons
  • jjash: no games on home screen have to be on last screen
  • apps include good reader, keynote, pages, course notes, gengo inbox, kamus- indonesian, please touch
  • Robert Boltz: Are you aware you can sync multiple accounts to an iPad.  So staff/students can sync their personal account and a school account to seperate games and apps for school
  • Volume purchase program of apps for USA residents
  • If you have a school Itunes acct and you synch your IPODs and IPADs there should be no problem.
  • Peggy George: ISTE webinar on ipad implementation and apps and it was an excellent session!
  • Jess McCulloch: app Melbourne Museum – Please Touch The Exhibit
  • Peggy George: dropbox is fabulous because it syncs so many places
  • Dotty: the one drawback to the IPADS is the screen and fingerprints.
  • (Peggy George): that’s the key point!!! if the devices are shared it’s very hard to create/produce with them
  • jjash: generic email accounts for sharing works well in P-3
  • (Peggy George): Doodle Buddy Premium is free right now for the iphone so it probably is for the ipad too 🙂
  •  (Peggy George): Doodle God is a fantastic science app that allows students to create combining different scientific elements. my 8 yr old grandson loves it
  • virgin has released a new magazine just for the ipad called project – best one out there would be great if we could get schools and our students to create these types of mags
  • Tony 1: media is embeded really well costs about $4.99 per edition
  • Jess’ apps  included  popplet lite, strip design, doodle buddy, whiteboard, voice recorders, wordpress for blogging, Voice Recorder, facebook
  • Moderator (Peggy George): STrip design is a really fun, creative app
  • Moderator (Peggy George): have you tried puppet pals? they were enthusiastic about that in the ISTE webinar–students create puppet shows
  • Tony 1: This site is a google spreadsheet of curriculum links to iPad apps
  • Peggy George: great site for ipod/ipad/iphone apps with educator reviews
  • JJash: SlidetoLearn conference coming up in April on the Sunshine Coast 2011
  • Peggy George: I have to listen to this recording and pause it along the way to take it all in!!! Fantastic!
  • Peggy George: there is a huge Mobile Learning Conference taking place in Phoenix AZ in April–will have lots of great stuff related to ipads, ipods, iphones 🙂
  • Kim Caise: Make your apps
  • kim caise: Developing Apps for iOS (SD)by Paul Hegarty
  • kim caise: http://itunes.apple.com/itunes-u/developing-apps-for-ios-sd/id395631522
  • Scott Meech is a great resource and the iear site 

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iPads – Questions, Apps, Resources & Discussion

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Date: Tuesday, December 6th at 3:45-4:45pm, Melbourne, Australia (gmt+11)

About this session:- What do you know about the iPad? What would you like to know? Why are you interested inmatt and ipad using the iPad in your classroom? Is it the right piece of technology for you? This session is more of a conversation than a presentation and will cover these and more questions as well as a few iPad (and iPod Touch) apps that you might like to explore. So come along ready to ask, answer and share as well as pick up some ideas and resources along the way.
jess mccullochJess McCulloch, of Technolote fame, will lead the discussion on this emerging technology. Jess has also secured the presence of @megsamanda and @thegafferguy. @peggygeorge may also be with us from the USA – another person with many resources at her fingertips. Please join us.

Here is the link to the session

ellie on the ipad