iPads in the Classroom:
Year 1 Maths
Dr Nerida McCredie
Many schools are considering introducing iPads into their classrooms.
In Term 3, 2012, Macquarie ICT Innovation Centre (MacICT) conducted a small case study to explore how Year One students and teachers might make use of iPads in their classrooms.
The project particularly focused on exploring how iPads can support and extend mathematical learning.
MacICT worked with students and teachers from two schools in the Northern Sydney Region to investigate how to uncover useful apps, ways to introduce and use iPads with young students and explored new opportunities for students to show their teachers how they work mathematically.
Cathie is a Professional Learning & Leadership Coordinator for the NSW Department of Education and manager of MacICT. As well as developing and delivering Professional Learning, Cathie is the creative and strategic leader of an expanding, collaborative team responsible for the design and quality of MacICT’s services. She oversees all course development and mentors many of the team members to ensure that MacICT continues to provide a consistently high level of service to schools, teachers and students.
Cathie manages, and is involved in the development of MacICT’s case studies and academic research projects. She is passionate about inspiring and empowering teachers to transform their practice by understanding what they have to teach (curriculum), how they are going to teach it (pedagogy), integrating digital tools in creative ways to enable meaningful learning to occur.
During her 20+ years both as a teacher and an executive in Primary Schools, Cathie has been recognised for her innovative practice, digital learning design and leadership.
Dr Nerida McCredie
During her 13 years of classroom teaching, Dr Nerida McCredie has been recognised for her work in digital learning and awarded for her innovative classroom practice. Her doctoral thesis explored students’ insights into how they learn through design using technology.
Nerida now works as an educational adviser, trainer and keynote presenter. She is highly regarded for her dedication in working with students, teachers and principals to explore and create innovative ways to use technology for effective and lasting learning outcomes.