This week we had a visit from a several educators who were interested to learn about our 1:1 iPad Program.
This group was from the NSW State Education System and it was great to be able to share our experience with them. I really love the idea of opening conversations amongst educators and systems. It is all reminiscent of “TeachMeets” which serve to open conversations amongst educators and across systems….so healthy for the whole system.
Below is the timetable for the visit which provides a great snapshot of the experience. I must add that all the activities were “normal”. We only ever showcase real work occurring across the school. What always strikes me is the richness of what is occurring and the strength of our teachers in leveraging the capability of iPads courtesy of excellent pedagogy. This is really at the heart of what we are doing and is what we emphasise when we share with others.
Tuesday – Visit Planner
9:00am meet Principal and ICT Coordinator
9:10 year 6 Near Pod – Maths
9:20 infants – Year 1 Maths stations – Popplet
9:25 Year 2 reading groups re Cause and Effect – Explain Everything
9:35 Year 3 and 4 teachers (2 teachers) re Edmodo and classroom experience with iPads
9:45 Year 5 Creative Book Builder – 7 students sharing 1 on 1 with visitors -Science work on Micro Organisms. These are quite advanced and include multimedia and report on various experiments conducted by the students.
9:55 year 4 Comic Book – English re Punctuation (unfortunately missed this session due to time)
10:00 Year K and Year 6 (buddies) Scribble Press – writing / publishing
10:05 meet Librarian re eBooks, QR Codes, book trailers using iMovie
Curriculum Coordinator – Using iTunes U – Professional Development and delivering a differentiated course to students (in Library)