iPads in Your Early Year's Classroom

Joanne Blannin
Passionate about Literacy Education and ICT as a tool for learning
Early Years' iPads and Learning - bringing together interactivity, meta-cognitiion, engagement and student learning.
Target Audience
Primary school teachers, early years leaders, CRTs, team leaders & school leaders.

Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Over 4 weeks learn how to integrate your classroom or class set of iPads into your daily program. With a big focus on Literacy and Numeracy, you’ll explore several open-ended apps that allow all students to learn, share and interact. While iPads are designed to be a personal device, there are a range of ways to make use of these great resources to the benefit of your students' learning. Whether you already have iPads in your classroom, your school is about to receive them or you’re looking into beginning an iPad program, this course will open your eyes to their possibilities – with a focus on learning.


Primary school teachers, early years leaders, CRTs, team leaders & school leaders.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Course Access - This course is available 24/7. Begin the course when it suits you. After completing the course you will still have ongoing access to review content.

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Teaching Standards
1.2.2 Proficient Level – Understand how students learn
1.3.2 Proficient Level – Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
1.5.2 Proficient Level – Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
2.1.2 Proficient Level – Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
2.3.2 Proficient Level – Curriculum, assessment and reporting
2.5.2 Proficient Level – Literacy and numeracy strategies
2.6.2 Proficient Level – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.2.2 Proficient Level – Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
3.4.2 Proficient Level – Select and use resources
3.6.2 Proficient Level – Evaluate and improve teaching programs
4.1.2 Proficient Level – Support student participation
4.2.2 Proficient Level – Manage classroom activities
4.5.2 Proficient Level – Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically
6.3.2 Proficient Level – Engage with colleagues and improve practice
7.4.2 Proficient Level – Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities
Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you
Completing this course will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.3.2, 2.5.2, 2.6.2., 3.2.2, 3.4.2, 3.6.2, 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 6.3.2 & 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.


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iPad potential

1 hour

Welcome and how to use this course, overview of the course, what an iPad (or lots of iPads) can do for you! The SAMR model and its importance for integrating ICT.
introductory forum exploring where participants are in their iPad journey, learning about the tool.

iPad Literacy 1

1 hour

Two apps that can be used in any curriculum area. Using video and photo – the importance of open-ended apps. Student choice in expressing their learning and the need to teach a tool first. Reading response activities with an iPad. Encouraging equal participation and all levels of abilities to engage with the same task. Take an idea and use it in your class this week, then report back to the group.

iPad Numeracy 1

1 hour

Bringing the real world into the classroom. 5 ideas for iPad learning walks. How to set up a learning walk, along with assessment and peer/parent sharing. Using 2 apps together to create a share-able product. Using cloud sharing.

iPad Literacy 2

1 hour

Digital writing, planning and expressing of ideas. The lowering of barriers with iPad ‘writing’. Accessibility for all abilities and tangible assessment products. Using virtual puppet shows to plan writing – fiction and non-fiction. Learning about voice, expression and punctuation through virtual writing.

iPad Numeracy 2 & Off You Go!

1 hour

Data collection using Doodle Buddy. Using created backgrounds, create charts, diagrams and 2-way tables. Number learning on iPad can be rote and drill, useful sometimes but doesn’t take into account the interactivity of the tool.
Reflecting on the course, focus on the learning of the students, engagement of the students and the ability to personalise learning for all students. What are your next steps? Making a plan for future iPad use and learning.

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About the team

Joanne Blannin


Joanne Blannin is currently undertaking a Doctorate of Education focusing on the use of ICT in teaching and learning. Having worked in both the private and public sectors, Joanne is also the full-time ICT Coordinator at Laburnum Primary School in Victoria. Joanne presents across the country on the use of Web 2.0 tools, digital literacy and interactive whiteboards. Her aim is to help teachers bridge the gap between their own and their students’ use and understanding of technology.