5 Quick Things that Every Classroom with iPads Should Do
By Nick Acton
There are hundreds of thousands of things that an iPad can bring to a school. The use of apps can range in complexity and longevity. You can dip your foot in the pool for a moment or bath in the wealth of applications associated with the technology. Neither way is the right way to approach iPad use or the wrong way. It all comes down to it’s effectiveness and relevance to the learning. That aside, there are plenty of quick little wins that teachers can embed into an iPad filled classroom. Quick things that can make a big difference. Here are just five suggestions that might be of interest…
The News App
The Clock App
The Messenger App
The Reminders App
The Music App
You might have noticed… None of the suggestions above involves downloading any extra apps on to your iPads. If you have devices in your classroom, these ideas are available to you right now. You might be doing all sorts of interesting work with your iPads that weave in and out of curriculum topics, enhancing the learning as it goes. That’s great! These ideas can be latched on to all of that. What's more, they can be ‘latched on’ in a quick and simple way. With all the amazing things that can be achieved on these devices its easy to forget about all of the clever day-to-day elements of iPads that can make a real difference. Let the technology make your day easier. Use the apps to your advantage. Make the little things do big things.
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.