Passing the HSC takes one Tablet. Screen test … Harry Sanderson, 14, Reggie Ridlen, 15, Claire Darwell, 15, and Helena Salomon, 14, with their iPad yesterday. Photo: Kate Geraghty NO CHILD will live without an iPad by the year 2013. And no parent will be spared the expense of buying that iPad ... or, if their child is prone to losing things, insuring it. This, at least, is the new edict at St Andrew's Cathedral School in central Sydney, which informed parents this week that it would require all students in years 7 to 10 to own an iPad from next year. While that will set parents back $597 per iPad, the school expects hard-copy text books will be redundant within a few years, replaced by e-books that will offset the cost - and spare their children's backs. Advertisement Valuable learning time will be saved as students no longer need to trek ''from class to locker and locker to class'' as they fetch their text books for each new lesson, said the head of school at St Andrews, John Collier.
Textbooks become interactive. How A Classroom Of iPads Changed My Approach To Learning. Recently, my wife and I had the opportunity to take our kids on an overseas family holiday. About a third of the way through our trip as I tiredly walked to yet another airport terminal, I found myself thinking, “I know how check-in works. Someone at a counter will tell me what to do, so I can turn off and just go with it.” On entering the terminal, we found self check-in kiosks and one distinctly disinterested attendant hiding behind a counter at the far end of the hall. We struggled through the process – our first encounter with such a system – telling each other what to do, making a simple process much harder than it really needed to be. iPad Launch to all staff- INSET: How it worked (Resources Included) «
A photo taken just before the INSET began.
Follow @mattbritland On Friday 28th of September we finally launched our iPad trial to all staff. There was only about 3 weeks to organise the event, but the whole thing went very well. Staff left excited, inspired and full of ideas. NEOMAD Interactive Comic for iPad. Description NEOMAD is an epic 3 episode sci fi adventure series, a futuristic fantasy based on real characters, places and stories.
This groundbreaking interactive comic combines animation, live action film, music and voice overs. NEOMAD was named as one of the best book apps of 2013 by Kirkus Reviews, who called it 'dazzling'. See their full review here: NEOMAD was also awarded Best Game/Multimedia Production at the 2013 ATOM Awards, and was a finalist in the 2013 New Media Festival in Los Angeles. Set in the Pilbara Desert of Western Australia, Episode 1: Space Junk, follows the Love Punks on a high speed chase through a digitised desert with spy bots, pranks, magical crystals and a crashed rocket booster branded with a mysterious petroglyph. Episode 2: 'The Last Crystal', introduces the Satellite Sisters, a young group of gravity defying girls whose job it is to watch over earth from space. This app is optimised for iPad mini, iPad 2 and iPad 3. I. D. PHILLIPS. The iPad as a Tool For Education - a case study.
In the first two terms of implementing an iPad programme, Longfield Academy in Kent have noticed a great impact on teaching and learning.
Research carried out on behalf of Naace and supported by 9ine consulting is published here. It’s really exciting to be able to announce our research into the use of iPads. After a successful implementation at Longfield Academy in Kent and two terms of embedded use, the research shows some incredibly positive impacts on teaching and learning. The report on the research, carried out on behalf of Naace and supported by 9ine Consulting is available below. It outlines the conclusions of one of the most extensive studies so far undertaken into the use of tablets for learning.
Please note: the tablet implementation surveys here include the questions used in this research. Any further queries can be directed via firstname.lastname@example.org The iPad as a Tool For Education - a case study. Study Finds Benefits In Use of iPad As Educational Tool. Thanks to Simon Thomas of 9ine Consulting, who reached out last week to share this exciting report. 9ine Consulting worked with NAACE (a.k.a.
“the ICT Association”) to produce this study. The study looks at the use of iPads at the Longfield Academy, where a large scale 1 to 1 iPad program was implemented last year. A brief overview of this groundbreaking study is provided below. Some Background Longfield Academy in Kent, England is a recently built school covering years 7 through 13 (ages 11 to 18). At Longfield, they strive to provide a cutting edge learning experience incorporating a high level of technology integration in the curriculum.
The implementation was driven by an iLearning Group led by the school’s Principal and comprised of a group with “a range of responsibilities, experience and confidence [with the technology]”. The full study report can be found here.