Office Lens is an app for your mobile ‘phone and tablet that works like a scanner. Perfect for pupils to take snapshots of notes or the whiteboard. Better than using the camera function.
There is an increasing number of apps available for the Android platform that have the potential to add value to the pupils’ experience in school. Click here to read about some of the apps.
There is more to Bring Your Own technology (BYOT) programmes than just allowing pupils to play games. Click here to read some tips on how to introduce an effective BYOT programme into your school.
Click here to visit an Education Scotland blog that explores the way that hand held devices are being used in schools across Scotland.
Imvoto is a tool for teachers to create questions and assess pupils’ learning using their mobile devices. Click here for further information.
Before introducing hand held devices into our classrooms, it is important that we ensure that we are clear as to how we are going to use the equipment. It is also important that we review how effective the devices are in enhancing teaching and learning.
Stories are emerging of schools purchasing iPads/tablets but with no plan as to how they are going to be used. In these cases the focus would appear to be on the equipment rather than the learning and the learner.
Small scale studies are starting to emerge that examine the effectiveness of hand held technology in the classroom. Click here to read about a small scale, informal study that examines the use of android devices in schools.
How old should a child be before they are provided with their own Smartphone? Professor Stephen Heppell believes that there should be no lower age limit: if the child can work the device without becoming frustrated, then they are old enough to have one. Click here to read more about Professor Heppell’s views on this subject.
Click here to visit the Education Scotland blog exploring 1:1 devices.
How many pupils in your class bring Android devices into school, whether they be Smartphones or Tablets? Have you considered making use of these devices to enhance the teaching and learning in your classroom? There is an increasing number of apps being developed for Android devices to support pupils and teachers. One such app is GoClass.
GoClass is a free application for creating short lessons and delivering them to your pupils. The lessons can include annotated images, free hand sketches, text and video. You also have the option to ask questions and poll your pupils. After the pupils’ responses have been gathered you can project those responses without showing the names of individual pupils.
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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is playing an increasing role in education. What will this mean for schools? Click here to read some background information.