1) Revision Resources
2) Sharing Revision Resources
3) Differentiating Resources
In addition to being able to share resources easily, it is also not difficult to subtly differentiate the content as well. You can sort your study sets into folders and/or set up specific classes. These can be searched for via the name of the class or folder and therefore it is easy to direct children to the right resources for them. For example, you could set up a different folder for each table group. Alternatively, you could set up different classes for different groups.
4) Plenary Activities
5) Ongoing Assessment
Logging in to an account means that collaborating is easy. For example, an entire department can use one account and edit study sets as a team. The resources can therefore be easily adapted for specific classes. Alternatively, the searching function means that departments can share resources amongst themselves easily.
8) Specific Provision
I have commented on the differentiation possibilities available within the app, however, one of the apps trump cards is its accessibility. When you create your questions and answers for a study set, the app asks if you wish to add an automated voice to the written text. When a child engages with the content, the text can be read out loud by the app. This has massive implications within the field of Special Educational Needs. It also makes a big difference for auditory learners.
9) Language Learning
10) Free Learning Resources
This app is one of a few that we would describe as a core cross-curricular application. It is an app that can be used to great effect no matter what age group you are working with and/or attainment level. The way you use it and the way that learners use it is extremely flexible. This is how it can be embedded so easily. Unlike some of the other ‘core apps’ this one is ridiculously easy to use. This brings me back round to the idea of simple quick wins. It is easy for a teacher to create meaningful resources via this app. It is even easier for a teacher to share pre-made resources via this app. Above all though, it is easy enough for children to create learning resources via this app.
Nick Acton is an Apple Curriculum Specialist at JTRS as well as being a part-time Computing and Music teacher. Through the creation of bespoke training, Nick specialises in empowering educators so they can embed Apple technologies into their day-to-day classroom practice.