10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom

Karina Barley
Taking education into the 21st Century
You have an iPad and you’ve been told you have to start using it for your classroom, but you have no idea where to start. What to do? What apps will work?
Target Audience
All Primary & Secondary teachers including Support Staff. The course is designed so that strategies suggested can be implemented irrespective of age level.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Your school has handed you an iPad. You’re expected to do something with it and you don’t know where to start? What to do? What apps should I start with? How can I teach using the iPad and Apps?
When I first started on the iPad journey, I downloaded so many apps, it was impossible to learn how to use them all effectively. Further along my journey, I realized there were many apps I hadn’t even opened yet and were going to waste on my IPad desktop.
I also hear from teachers that they have ‘tablets’ at their school, but they are only being used as reward for students who finish their work early or as a ‘games’ session. I firmly believe we are missing the true power of what the iPad can do if we ONLY use it for games and rewards. This device and specific apps can transform YOUR classroom like never before: the technology brings your classroom into the 21st Century; increases student engagement and motivation; students become collaborative partners in the learning process; your lessons can easily be matched to the Australian Curriculum; and individualized learning has never been easier to achieve.
I now advise teachers to only download a few apps at a time; learn them; use them in lessons; work out how you can incorporate them so that they align with the Australian Curriculum; and finally learn how to engage and motivate your students to ‘learn’ using 21st Century technology.
It was during a training session with teachers that it occurred to me, why not create a Course that focuses on ten apps and how to incorporate them in your daily lessons that meets curriculum.
So this course is exactly as promised; ten apps that are PERFECT for your classroom. This course will assist you to master these apps, incorporate and utilize the apps in your daily lessons and come away with the confidence to use them with your students to meet the Curriculum requirements.

Audience

All Primary & Secondary teachers including Support Staff. The course is designed so that strategies suggested can be implemented irrespective of age level.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Course Access - This course is available 24/7. Once your enrolment is complete you will be emailed with details to give you course access. You can complete the course when it suits you, and you will have ongoing access to revisit the course at any time.

My school has TTA School Membership - If your school has TTA School Membership and will be paying for your course, please enrol in the normal way. Upon submitting your enrolment confirmation, your enrolment request will be sent to your PD Coordinator for approval. Once they approve the enrolment you will be emailed with details for course access. The school will not be charged until the PD Coordinator approves the enrolment.

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Teachers or support staff can use the online format to take this course. There will be videos to demonstrate how to use apps and activities to encourage practical use of the apps.

Teaching Standards

2.6.2 Proficient Level – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.4.2 Proficient Level – Select and use resources
4.1.2 Proficient Level – Support student participation
4.5.2 Proficient Level – Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Accreditation

Completing this course will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 2.6.2, 3.4.2, 4.1.2 & 4.5.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now Now Online Places available $269 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

Introduction

30 minutes

Introduction to the course and overview of the apps to be covered.

Creativity Apps

2 hours

A look at the 4 apps to be covered in this session.
Keynote, Magical Pad, Grafio and Strip Designer
How to use them and apply them to classroom lessons.

Videos, demonstrations, PowerPoint slides and activities to encourage participants to use the apps for creation of educational content.

Screencasting Apps

2 hours

An overview of the Screencasting apps outlined:
Explain Everything, Doodlecast, iMovie, and Videoscribe
Learn how to use the apps and apply to the classroom.

Videos, PowerPoint slides and activities to encourage participants to use the apps for the creation of educational content.

Augmented Reality Apps

1 hour and 30 minutes

Overview of Aurasma and QR Codes as well as the Tellagami App.
Uses for the classroom and across your school.

Videos, demonstrations and activities to implement the apps.

User Rating

4.6

Latest Reviews

Please note the feedback listed here is unfiltered, and includes all comments and ratings collected.

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
13/12/2018

Excellent course delivery.

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
13/12/2018

Extremely relevant for a BYOD school. More examples of implementation into the classroom would be excellent. The thinking behind the implementation as well

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
13/12/2018

Good quality and a relevant course, I found it beneficial.

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
13/12/2018

The information is very useful and diverse. There were many apps discussed in the course which i did not even existed. Some apps i will be able to incorporate into my classrooms, however others are a little irrelevant.

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
13/12/2018

excellent course for 21st century learning. very engaging and useful for teachers.

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
13/12/2018

very relevant to the classroom today and the implementation of engaging iPad apps.

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
13/12/2018

This broadened my awareness of suitable apps for students to use. Although I have used most of the apps discussed there were a couple that I was not familiar with.

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
13/12/2018

High quality and to teh point

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
13/12/2018

Excellent course

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
13/12/2018

Enlightening

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
13/12/2018

Excellent

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
13/12/2018

Information is relevant to teachers for classroom use. Resources are clear and easy to understand.

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
13/12/2018

I found the course interesting and inspiring. I gain some useful ideas I could implement in my classroom.

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
13/12/2018

Very interesting

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
13/12/2018

I found a couple of the apps relevant to what I might use in my classroom but I feel much of it was too advanced for where our School is currently at in relation to technology.

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
13/12/2018

It would have been useful if I was not on Kindy

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
13/12/2018

it was fantastic

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
13/12/2018

This course was excellent. It provided good easy ways to incorporate technology into the classroom in ways I hadn’t thought of.

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
13/12/2018

This course was very relevant as some of the apps I use in my classroom so it was useful to gain further insight in how to use them effectively.

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
13/12/2018

the course is very informative and applies both to primary and secondary students. More videos showing examples would have been good, maybe even in different KLA’S.


About the team


Karina Barley

Creator

Karen Barley is an internationally recognized educational consultant specializing in the needs of children with autism and their families. She has over 25 years of expertise as an educator, private one-on-one consultant, course developer and educational technology specialist.
Karen is especially successful connecting with children who have autism and creating behavioral, sensory and educational strategies that help children reach their full potential. Her highly personable style, combined with extensive research, knowledge and firsthand experience of the needs of children with autism, makes her extremely effective and innovative in tailoring individual solutions for families and their schools. Using new and existing approaches Karen integrates her pioneering work with iPad technology to create differentiated educational programs where children with autism can consistently experience success while learning.

In addition, Ms. Barley is an accomplished and engaging, sought after public speaker and teacher trainer. She has shared her significant insights and knowledge on such subjects as, Technology in Education, Technology and Autism, Autism Awareness, 21st Century Learning, Technology and Curriculum Development and other subjects in the United States, Australia and as a keynote guest speaker for international face to face and online conferences.

She is now undertaking her PHD and is a sessional teacher at Monash University.