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How to use iPads in the classroom

Guardian Masterclasses

Friday, April 25, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (BST)

How to use iPads in the classroom

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The introduction of iPads into the classroom has the potential to transform the learning – and teaching – experience. If you're considering making the move, it's important to understand what it could mean for you. Designed for teachers from primary through to post-graduate levels, this course offers a hands-on demonstration of the impact the iPad can have on education, including a guide to its built-in tools and key apps, and the methodology of using them in the classroom.

Led by Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher Kate Cheal, the course shows how the device can be used for both personalised and collaborative learning, and demonstrates a range of learning-specific apps which can result in a more creative curriculum and the potential for more active feedback.

Course description

This one-day course takes a hands-on workshop approach to enable educators to judge whether or not it's suitable for their needs. Exploring the ways in which the iPad can be used as a learning tool for classes in primary, secondary or tertiary education, the course covers the pedagogy of iPad use, apps and functions for a range of teaching purposes and the tablet's potential to provide personalised learning and assessment workflows. Topics covered on the day include:

  • How teaching and learning can happen using the device
  • Inclusive and personalised learning – how to deliver a personalised learning approach
  • The accessibility features of the iPad
  • How to use assessment workflows
  • Learning-specific apps and their potential in the classroom
  • Mobile, collaborative and connected learning
  • The feedback and evaluation potential of the iPad
  • Examples of innovative iPad use

Attendees will also receive a copy of all the information and resources covered on the day as an iTunes U course.

This course is for you if…

  • You are a primary, secondary or further education specialist considering introducing iPads into your classroom
  • You're interested in learning more about how tablets can be used as educational devices
  • Please note that attendees will need to bring an iPad 2 (or newer model)

Tutor profile

Kate Cheal is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher who is constantly searching for innovative ways to use online and mobile tools to facilitate 'anytime, anywhere learning' and to create a culture of collaborative, connected education.
She has worked as a secondary Head of Music for 14 years and also in higher education where she designed and implemented a 1:1 iPad-based curriculum for the Condé Nast College of Fashion And Design which had the use of social media at its heart. She now specialises in training educators to use technology to transform learning, both in the UK and abroad.


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When & Where

The Guardian
Kings Place
90 York Way
N1 9GU London
United Kingdom

Friday, April 25, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (BST)

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