Getting the most out of iPods and iPads
Mobile devices are revolutionising the learning environment.
Hand-held, mobile technologies such as iPods and iPads are increasingly being utilised in the classroom. It’s clear to see why these devices are so popular in education and the benefits they provide. They allow for genuine anywhere anytime learning through an array of functions from, a camera, video camera, voice recorder, instant internet connectivity, to an almost limitless range of educational apps. All in the palm of a pupil’s hand!
How can they be used to enhance learning?
- Putting the technology in the hands of pupils
- Provide genuine personalised learning opportunities
- Instant access to a range of built-in tools including camera, voice recorder and video camera
- Apps can be used to reinforce learning and promote creativity
- Allow pupils to take control of their own learning
- Always and instant connection to the Internet facilities research and learning
What we offer
- Advice on procurement including, iPods, iPads, Apple TVs, cases and wireless for Internet connectivity
- Presentations for SLT and staff on the benefits these devices can bring to your pupils
- Setting the devices up – connecting them to your school network, downloading and sharing apps across all devices, creating email accounts, applying filtering etc
- Advice on managing the devices including acceptable use policy and roll-out
- Training for staff and pupils on the main functions and how to use them effectively
- Access to our tested ‘highly rated educational apps’ list
- Consultancy and support on effectively integrating their use in the curriculum
- Advice on measuring the impact they are having on learning and the benefits they bring to your pupils
- In-class support
How schools have been using iPods
A school has given all of their year 6 pupils access to an iPod. They have ownership of the device throughout the school day. They are using it in lots of different and creative ways. For example pupils are using the ‘Notes’ app to independently make electronic text, and voice notes on the book they are studying, ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’. This was especially useful when they watched the TV adaptation of the film and made notes whilst they were viewing. The teacher noticed a significant improvement in the quality of written work that was set as pupils were using the comprehensive set of notes they had made to plan for and help them with their written tasks.