The event is aimed at teachers who want to explore how they can use iPads creatively to support an educational visit. This year we have put an English spin on the activities to promote the use of a visit to inspire student writing.
Who should attend?
Anyone in schools that wants to explore the potential to use the iPads to support cross-curricular English activities. The day will also be of interest to schools who are considering devices and want to experience their potential for learning. There will be "missions" for KS1 & KS2 and you can select which one you are most interested in.
What will we be doing?
We'll meet at the museum entrance and, after a chance to have some refreshments, will take the bus into town.
After a short introduction half the group will explore the apps we are using for the day and the other half will learn how to use the Photos app to create 'of the era' photos. Great for if you like to bring your learners to Beamish dressed up. We will have full access to costumes and with the museum as a backdrop your pictures will look amazing.
The groups will swap over to the other activity
We'll then head out on a series of 'missions' around the museum. The missions are based around creative approaches to delivering the computing curriculum.
Recreating Pockerley Manor in an adventure game and using it to tell a story
Learn five-shot storytelling and create a film to use as a stimulus for creative writing
Using visual storytelling to recreate a story of life in a period of history (KS1)
Creating collaborative non-fiction e-books
How to produce a modern re-creation of a silent movie with your class
Historic storytelling in English through e-puppetry (KS1)
Our missions require various levels of knowledge with the iPads and you will have the opportunity to select something appropriate to the age you teach and your familiarity with the apps and devices.
After lunch you will have the chance to exercise your creativity and collate some of the content you collected on your mission
The day will end with a chance to share your efforts
Be prepared to come back buzzing with ideas.
We will also explore how iTunes U can be used as a means of sharing resources and introduce you to the range of free courses on offer at Sunderland Regional Training Centre and via the Apple Teacher Programme.
Lunch and refreshments are provided and Bemish are offering a voucher for a free class activity for all schools that attend.