The iPad technology has extraordinary implications for education and its design, functionality and capabilities enhances the possibility of a technology-based classroom.
This is a beginner’s course for anyone who has a minimal knowledge as to how to use an iPad. The course will cover lesson and curriculum content, but will also provide instruction on how to use the Settings section and hidden uses of the iPad.
This PD will focus on:
*iPads and how they work
*Applications – how they fit into The Australian Curriculum & learning outcomes.
*What can an iPad based classroom look like?
*What do students think?
This PD will provide hands on experiences and ideas for use when you return to your classroom.
This course is suitable for teachers and support workers in Primary, Secondary and Special Education. Please note this is a beginner’s course only!
A normal online course is delivered over 1-12 weeks and is worth from 3-12 PDhrs depending on the course content and its objectives. Participants will not need to take time off, the course date is the START date only, end dates will be advertised with course hours. Learn more HERE.
Participants will need access to an iPad and selected apps to complete this online course.
I will be providing app suggestions throughout the course, but you are under no obligation to purchase any. If you are on a strict budget, it might be beneficial to take a look at the apps and make a list of the ones you would like to use for your classroom.
Please note that this is an Online learning format and we use the platform Open Learning. You have 4 weeks to complete the course and can do at your own pace within the start and end dates (advertised). There are no set times where you have to attend any webinars etc, everything you need will be within the Open Learning Platform. If you have any problems navigating Open Learning please contact either email@example.com or Karen Barley and we will do anything we can to assist you.
This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.
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Introduction to the benefits of iPads, outcomes & possibilities.
How can they be used in the classroom?
How is this use beneficial for students?
The 21st Century Classroom
Ipad – Basic functions including backups, organizing your iPad, settings and security, child proofing.
Applications – finding your purchased applications/troubleshooting problems/searching for applications.
Images, screenshots & text
Transferring photos – how this relates to assessment?
Screen shots – use & keeping records.
Applications – General overview, including screenshots, demonstration & video.
Literacy applications, including screenshots, demonstration & video
Using these apps to create motivating literacy lessons.
video, images and screenshots
Numeracy, including screenshots, demonstration & video
Using apps to create motivating Math lessons.
Images, video & screenshots
A brief overview of applications that can be used in other curriculum areas, including screenshots, demonstration & video
How to integrate these into your themed lessons.
Choosing – how to find the best apps for your needs.
images, screenshots, templates.
Please note the feedback listed here is unfiltered, and includes all comments and ratings collected.
The course was fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed the practical components of the course. Having the opportunity to put together lessons using a variety of apps was extremely useful.
This course was a useful introduction to using iPads in the classroom. I found the presentation of numerous apps, together with examples of the possible use in the classroom, very helpful. It gave me lots of ideas for my own lessons. The concept of flip teaching was also touched on. The course is especially geared to classrooms where every student has their own iPad. Although this is not the case in my school, I have still come away with skills and knowledge to improve use of technology resources in my programmes.
It was a good course to start working on apps for iPads. It gave me more confidence in using it in the classroom.
A great course. The presenter covers many useful aspects of using iPads within the classroom. Great links and recommendations for user friendly, relevant and educational apps.
This is a good course for both beginners and those already familiar with using iPads in the classroom. The tasks greatly improved my skills and made me consider new ways of using iPads in the classroom. The detailed information about different Apps available is useful and time saving.
It was very engaging and a huge resource for me to implement.
Although it was promoted as a beginner’s course, I found it quite challenging as a certain amount of prior knowledge was expected. For example, I was asked to upload work on to Facebook and I had no idea how to do that. I found submitting the ‘Show Me’ activity particularly difficult. I didn’t even know that I had to go into Safari to get into Google. I was constantly asking my colleagues ‘how do I do this’ and ‘how do I do that’. I felt quite stressed at times but Karina was helpful and very prompt in answering my queries.
I found this course excellent. It got me motivated into using apps on iPad and introducing them into our classroom.
I really enjoyed this course. When I started the course I had very basic knowledge of the ipad and had used some simple literacy and numeracy apps that involved ‘fill in the gaps’ or listen to the letter sound. This course let me know that there is so much more that the ipad can do. It can really allow the students to express themselves and their knowledge/understanding, rather than just ‘tell me’, The suggested apps were fantastic. I had no idea that there were so many different apps to engage students in literacy and numeracy. I really look forward to exploring and using these apps in the classroom. Thankyou for a great course.
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.