10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom

Karina Barley (PhD)
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.
63 reviews
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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

24/7 lifetime course access


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

- If you have a TTA subscription or membership please ignore the pricing when enrolling. Rest assured if your school has a subscription you will not be charged and for Memberships, your invoice will be adjusted accordingly to reflect your discount.

- If you have no subscription or membership but you are interested in placing a bulk discounted order for a team of teachers see the ONLINE TEAM tab above.

- For more details on our Unlimited Online Subscription packages Click here .

- Money-Back Guarantee – If you complete less than 25% of an online course and aren’t impressed, simply visit tta.edu/go/refund to let us know what happened, and we will cancel your enrolment and provide a full refund.

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

Completing this course will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (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.

TTA (Teacher Training Australia) is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient and Lead Level Teacher.


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
25/07/2020

Very relevant- great apps given

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
25/07/2020

So much to think about. Thank you for providing coherent well documented, detailed modules for looking at apps to use in the classroom.

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
27/04/2020

The quality of the course was amazing and it actually captured how to utilise various apps in classroom. The course is undeniably relevant at this unprecedented time and in the changing face of education. I will be watching this course over and over again and took many notes. I have to explore each of the apps and so much to learn from the course.
Roshan Thomas
Cranebrook High School

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
03/12/2019

Great, Love the Videos

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
03/12/2019

Contents were relevant to my subject area. I have already started with the trails of some of the apps with my stage 5 students.

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
25/07/2019

the Quality of the course content set the scene for participants to continue discovering & experimenting with the apps. There are many more hours needed by myself to become fully confident in using the apps suggested. I’m sure as I continue the learning journey about the apps the relevance of the content will become of greater benefit.

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
25/07/2019

I thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from this PD.

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
25/07/2019

Extremely relevant

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom - Karina Barley
25/07/2019

Quality was extremely good. There are many aspects of the course that I can use in the classroom. This course has some excellent ideas on what to do with apps. The detailed information and examples can easily be introduced into any classroom. - Don D. -

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


About the team


Karina Barley (PhD)

Creator

Dr. Karen Barley is an internationally recognized educational consultant specializing in the needs of children with autism and their families. She has over 30 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 completed her PHD in 2019 and is a sessional teacher at Monash University.