iPads: Building Skills
Working with you collaboratively to build your knowledge and understanding. Term 1-2 modelling device skills and elements of Cybersmarts in the classroom, Term 3 team teaching and Term 4 supporting you to teach. Working in classes with you and your students. More can be found here.
Management of iPads in a Classroom
Teaching and Learning are impacted hugely by our organisation and provision of Technology. Our combined efforts ensure the technology provides an optimised affordance for learners. It is critical that the following is completed before deploying iPads and/or beginning any in class support from the PLD team. (Manaiakalani: Technology Strand)
Explain Everything provides an interactive, screencasting whiteboard, enabling both the teacher and learner to create and share learning artefacts. The App also enables the teacher to design and personalise learning which can be recorded, rewound and shared.
"the most effective teachers (judged by high rates of progress and levels of achievement) use the Learn-Create-Share pedagogy, designing challenging, relevant, thought-provoking and open-ended tasks, to promote students’ choice (agency and self-regulation) and collaboration. Importantly, they use the affordances of the digital environment to prepare a range of learning resources and opportunities to stimulate learning which is connected across the curriculum content. Their use of class sites to make learning and teaching visible further supported students’ agency but importantly freed up teacher time which they used to engage adaptively with individuals and groups."
Professor Stuart McNaughton, New Zealand's first Chief Education Scientific Advisor