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.
Create virtual chemical reactions on-line or with an Apple or Android mobile app. Experiment with chemistry virtually anywhere with goREACT. In this drag-and-drop laboratory, combine elements from the Periodic Table to create chemical reactions and discover the chemistry in the world around you.
Click here to read about an Apple/Android app that can work out maths problems using handwritten calculations.
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.
Does the iPad foster or hinder creativity? Is it a comprehensive tool or just a mere distraction? Do we use the iPad just because it makes our classroom look cool? Are we missing the forest for the trees here? So many questions!
Click here to read one teacher’s thoughts on the use of the iPad in classrooms.
Imvoto is a tool for teachers to create questions and assess pupils’ learning using their mobile devices. Click here for further information.
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.