ResourcesHere you will find MacICT’s papers, articles, publications and curated resources on a wide variety of ICT themes.
iPads have become a great tool in the classroom over the past few years. We have collated some research and information on their use teaching and learning.
General links to get started
Articles and Useful Sites
- 12 Principles of Mobile learning
- 15 iPad skills every teacher and student should have
- Ark, Tom Vander 50 of the best resources for iPads in Education
- Carrington, Alan The Padagogy Wheel … it’s a Bloomin’ Better Way to Teach
- Couros, Alec (Dr), Becoming a networked learner
- EdTechTeacher’s iPad as….
- Gleeson, Mark Mr G Online: iPurpose before iPad
- Gleeson, Mark Mr G Online: is it the iPad, the apps or the user?
- Heick, Terry What The iPad Has Done To Education
- Johnson, Ben How the iPad can transform classroom learning
- Johnson, Ben Using Technology to reach unreachable students
- Kelly, Annalisa (free ebook) iPads In the Classroom
- Kharbach, Med 9 iPad turorials teachers should not miss
- Loustenhouwer, Suzanne Apps for multiple intelligences
- Mrs Widden’s blog: My Top Picks for Content Creation iPad Apps
- Only one iPad in the Clasroom
- Osborne, Charlie 50 resources for iPad use in the classroom
- Reading, Mike Augmented Reality in the Classroom
- Schrock, Kathy Bloomin’ Apps
- Scoop.it! Educational iPad apps
- Swanson, Greg Apps in Education
- Top 6 Apps for Flipping your Classroom
- Vincent, Tony Rubrics for Evaluating Educational Apps
MacICT Case Study
IPADS IN THE CLASSROOM: YEAR 1 MATHS – CASE STUDY (2012)
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.
Other web resources
The Padagogy Wheel by Allan Carrington
“Technology integration into the fabric of learning and teaching: is where we should be heading with all we do as teachers. We need to ask ourselves are we using the technology to its best advantage to empower students to be all they can be or do we just use it because everyone’s doing it.” Read More….
iPad Apps to Support Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy assembled by Kathy Shrock
“This site will promote the use of the iPad to support sound pedagogical practices and provide professional development options for you. If you have items to share, please use the form in the the footer to let me know about them.” Read more…
Need help? Ask for ideas from real communities of teachers.
NSW Department of Education has a Yammer network for its staff. You can join groups, post questions, find resources and get NSW DoE specific information on a range of topics. Check out the iPad Group and connect with your colleagues. You’ll find a link to Yammer on the NSW DoE Staff Portal. Read more…
“This is a community for educators utilizing or planning to utilize iPads and other mobile devices to engage students and optimize learning. Share best practices, favorite apps, instructional strategies, technical considerations, questions, solutions, and creative ideas in this community.” Read more…
MacICT workshops featuring iPads
CREATIVE VIDEO PRODUCTION: WITH IPADS
Using digital media technologies to enhance learning and teaching
Participants will explore a variety of video capture, movie making and animation apps on iPads to create video clips, and create a short video using Design Thinking as a creative approach to problem solving.
Keywords: Creative & Critical Thinking, Design, Digital Literacy, Cross-Curricular.
Coding in the Classroom
Using digital media technologies to enhance learning and teaching for K-6.
Coding is becoming an increasingly important skill for 21st century learners. By learning to code, students are also learning mathematical and computational thinking, strategies for problem solving, systematic reasoning, project design and how to effectively communicate their ideas.
Keywords: Primary, STEM, STEAM, Coding, Programming, Creative & Critical Thinking, Computational Thinking, Design, Digital Literacy, Cross-Curricular