“I found the iPads to be particularly motivating for those children who were less keen to write and participate in group activities. Therefore, these children in particular were able to feel successful in their learning and had produced evidence of their learning through visual means. “
Miss Annand from Errol Primary used the Book Creator app with her P2/3 class on their Houses and Homes topic. Book creator lets them create a book with picture, voice recording, video and pictures. Continue reading Houses and Homes with Errol Primary
GLOW. I wish they’d have changed the name. Mention GLOW to some people and the response is usually in the form of a low groan. That’s ok, I felt pretty much like that myself.
GLOW however has absolutely transformed what it once was. It is now a suite of tools and supports that can really bring digital learning to life and make yours easier, with opportunities for our young people to engage in their learning with you and each other in ways which reflect the future way sof working and learning.
I hope you’ll take a few seconds to look at the video below to give you a taster of the Office365 solution offered in GLOW and, if you’re interested, have a look at the other GLOW resources on this site and see how you can begin to make use of the tools in ways which are meaningful and useful for you.
If you’ve recently been handed a council iPad to use in teaching and learning then you’ll notice some apps come pre-installed.
Here you’ll find video tutorial basics with links to further online training when they’re ready 🙂
Probably the best of the bunch in that it can pull together all your pictures and videos in one place, you can draw, write, records your voice telling the story (check out this example )
It is SO simple to use and we’ve seen it used across the spectrum from early years to senior phase. For example pupils creating a visual diary of their school trip, a pupil portfolio solution for teachers and pupils, creating a recipe book for Global Citizenship learning. It comes with your iPad AND they’ve just added the ability to create comics!
Guide to Book Creator
Puppet Pals HD
Puppet pals is such a great app for creativity and telling stories. Essentially it lets you create puppet shows where you can select characters and backdrops and records different scenes to tell your story. Even better you can take pictures of people or take photos of characters in books and cut them out to use as your puppets – kids love seeing themselves as puppets and they tell the best stories when they are in charge. I’ve seen it used in multiple ways – from pupils telling the story of a historical character or children retelling the story of an incident of bullying and how they want it to be fixed. It’s only our own imagination which limit the possibilities of this app.
This is an easy to use app for making image collages for sharing your experiences and learning, mood boards, artwork and photography, evidence of progress, comics…dozens of applications in your classroom.
An incredibly powerful too – it’s both an interactive whiteboard and a screen casting tool (where it records all the things you do and say on the board and saves as a video for pupils to watch again and again)
Apps for Autism
Karina Barley from the Digital Learning Tree has collated details of apps which can support pupils with autism, some related to their communication difficulties and helping them with social stories, Continue reading Apps for pupils with Autism