Following on from our Math Department pilot, December 1st was technology professional development for all faculty, with the aim to get teachers thinking about how they could start using their iPad in the classroom.
We started off with a keynote speaker from the MLTI project, who talked us through the SAMR model, gave examples of progression up the model’s ladders and demoed some of the new features in iOS 8.
We then split into groups, with an iOS Jumpstart session for those not so familiar with the iPad, and these two breakout sessions for everyone else:
- iPad nuts and bolts, including setting up your email, setting up your iPad to backup, downloading apps and using Air Server
- An app showcase, including quick looks at Notability, the new edit features in the Camera app, Snapseed, iMovie, Explain Everything, Google’s various apps, MindNode, Coach’s Eye, Book Creator, Comic Life, Word Lens and PhotoMath
This will now lead into further app-specific training sessions after the winter break: