iPad Apps for Education

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This is the answer to the question "How to I give my students work to do on the iPads, collect the work and give feedback?" I was so excited when I saw this demonstrated and I really feel it is key in transforming your teaching withe the iPad

Assign - Distribute your assignments, instructions and resources to your students in a few taps.

Collect - As your students submit work, Showbie keeps everything organized in a single, convenient location.

Review - Add annotations, voice notes and text notes directly onto your students’ work in Showbie.

It costs - The app is free and the basic showbie service is too. You get a 100 assignment limit on the free version with teacher plans at $10 per month. Better still get your school to sign up for an account.

Why we like it - It solves the problem of getting work on and off the iPads in a way that transforms teaching

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We loved I Can Present on a desktop machine as it does green screen, autocue and video capture in one bit of software. We were really excited when we heard there was going to be an app. Its not as whizzy as the desktop version, and its front camera only so quality is not amazing but it does have a lovely autocue feature which is a real benefit to students who are doing a piece to camera.

It costs £2.29 and is availble for iPhone and iPad

Why we like it - Having the text in your eyeline really helps your students to speak directly into the camera, giving more professional looking reults.

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Hopscotch was the first app to offer Scratch style programming on the iPad. Recently its had a big update and its even easier to create simple games and animations. You can even make use of the iPad's built in sensors to trigger events which is great if you want to make games that respond to tilt and sounds.

It costs £ Free and is availble for the iPad

Why we like it - Really simple interface with colourful attractive characters make learning block style programming as easy as dragging and dropping.

Taking awesome pictures to promote your school
Begin: 2018-01-23, 13:00
End: 2018-01-23, 16:00

I bet in school you take a lot of photos.

Where do they end up? Do they clog up the school server? Are they uploaded en masse to your school website?

This course was created in response for a headteacher who realised, despite the volume of images that were being created, he had very few high quality examples available to truly represent the amazing things that were going on in school.

 Learn about how to improve the quality of your in-class and website images from a professional photographer.


Ninja Teacher 2 - Developing the Thinking Classroom - Tools to promote a deep learning environment
Begin: 2018-03-14, 13:00
End: 2018-03-14, 16:30

Want to take your teaching to the next level but don't have time to engage in research into the best strategies out there? Fear not - we've done the hard work for you and constructed a new range of courses called "Ninja Teacher" Based on our highly successful NQT induction programme these courses are designed to help you take your teaching to the next level. Take one or two courses or compete the set.

 

 

 


Ninja Teacher 3 - Developing a Growth Mindset & Promoting Positive Learner Behaviours
Begin: 2018-04-18, 13:00
End: 2018-03-14, 16:30

positiveWant to take your teaching to the next level but don't have time to engage in research into the best strategies out there? Fear not - we've done the hard work for you and constructed a new range of courses called "Ninja Teacher" Based on our highly successful NQT induction programme these courses are designed to help you take your teaching to the next level.

This course is for you:

If you sometimes feel like you are working against learner attitudes to achieve your learning outcomes.

This course aims to help you to explore the importance of the language we use with our learners and how teaching styles and learning environment can influence learner behaviours.

Aimed at classroom teacher, this fun and active course will model approaches and allow you to explore a variety of strategies to develop a growth mindset in your students through the use of effective praise and give stragegies for challenging any limiting beliefs our learners may have.


Ninja Teacher 4 - Accelerating Learning
Begin: 2018-05-24, 13:00
End: 2018-05-24, 16:30

AccelratedLearningWant to take your teaching to the next level but don't have time to engage in research into the best strategies out there? Fear not - we've done the hard work for you and constructed a new range of courses called "Ninja Teacher" Based on our highly successful NQT induction programme these courses are designed to help you take your teaching to the next level.

This course is for you:

If you want to get the best outcomes for your learners by gaining a greater understanding of how to teach in a "brain friendly" way.

This course aims to help you to explore the latest research on how the brain works and how we can leverage it to gain the best possible learner outcomes..

Aimed at classroom teacher, this fun and active course will model approaches and allow you to explore a variety of strategies to promote accelerated learning in your classroom.

 


Ninja Teacher 5 - Using ICT For More Effective Learning
Begin: 2018-06-12, 13:00
End: 2018-06-13, 16:30

EffectiveICTWant to take your teaching to the next level but don't have time to engage in research into the best strategies out there? Fear not - we've done the hard work for you and constructed a new range of courses called "Ninja Teacher" Based on our highly successful NQT induction programme these courses are designed to help you take your teaching to the next level.

This course is for you:

If you are looking for strategies for effective use of cross-curricular ICT. This course aims to help you to evaluate how you are currenlty using technology to support teaching and learning and to leverage apps and tools to be more effective in your use of technology as a means to challenge and support learners.

Aimed at classroom teacher, this fun and active course will model approaches and allow you to explore a variety of strategies to promote effective use of ICT in your classroom.