Some teachers have been very keen to get iPads into their classrooms. But what difference do iPads make to the quality of teaching and learning that takes place? Is the iPad just an expensive gimmick, or does it add value to the pupils’ experience? The same question can be asked of Android tablets.
An increasing number of research projects are looking at how iPads are being used in schools. Read one of the reports here.
CALL Scotland has produced a guide to help teachers who would like to use an iPad to support pupils with additional support needs. Click here to view the guide.
The use of virtual badges is becoming an increasingly popular method of motivating pupils. Read about the thinking behind this initiative.
Unsure of what apps to try? Read some reviews to help you make up your mind.
One of the most popular online destinations on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) network is not a website for scientists, engineers or college students, but an online community where children learn how to code a computer program. Click here to read about this excellent animation resource. How about giving your pupils the opportunity to work with MIT?
Google Play for Education offers a variety of free education apps for use on Android devices. Click here to view some free apps.