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iPads and the Early Years

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iPads are the most amazing tool to use with any year level.  They are easy to use, simple for students and have the capacity for all ages to produce fabulous final products.

The Prezi below explains how important it is to understand the concept of workflows when working with iPads in a classroom.  One app is not usually going to provide you with enough content to complete a final product.  Understanding and explaining this concept to the students allows far greater flexibility for the students.

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ICT with Year 5/6 incorporating the Australian Curriculum

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The three key things we look at integrating into planning our teaching and learning activities are Creating, Communicating, and Investigating using ICT.

Step 1:

Start with an open-ended guiding question, Eg. Why can you smell a bar-be-que from across the park?, or What causes a Tsunami?

Step 2: Investigate

Use a variety of teacher tools and student tools to develop the skills of investigating, ie Define, Locate, Access, Plan, Select and Evaluate Data.

 

Instagrok is a new way of organising and accessing information.Encourage students to refine their searching using the ‘arms’.

Effective Google Searches:   Louise Cimetta has made a series of videos on how to search effectively.

Refining a Web Search

Refining an Image Search

Refining a Video Search

Refining a Book Search

Refining an App Search

Step 3:  Communicate

Wikis provide the perfect communication (and collaboration) tool.
My favourite is Wikispaces
Use wikis to organise work, display work, collaborate and contribute ideas and share with others.
Posterous is another way to share information in an online space.  Join up and create your space.

Step 4 :  Create

Online Tools

GlogsterEdu is a fabulous way for students to showcase their learning in an interactive poster.  Make sure you sign up as a school.
Prezi is an online presentation tool.  It allows collaboration and creation within the one tool.

IPads

Keynote ($10.49) is a simple way for students to collate and present information.

iMovie ($5.49)  allows students to put together images, video and audio into one movie file.

Creative Book Builder ($4.49) allows students to make a multimodal text that will read in iBooks.

 

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ICT with Year 3/4, incorporating the Australian Curriculum

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The three key things we look at integrating into planning our teaching and learning activities are Creating, Communicating, and Investigating using ICT.

Step 1:

Start with an open-ended guiding question, Eg. Why is the sky blue?

Step 2: Investigate

Use a variety of teacher tools and student tools to develop the skills of investigating, ie Define, Locate, Access, Plan, Select and Evaluate Data.

 

Instagrok is a new way of organising and accessing information.Encourage students to refine their searching using the ‘arms’.

Effective Google Searches:   Louise Cimetta has made a series of videos on how to search effectively.

Refining a Web Search

Refining an Image Search

Refining a Video Search

Refining a Book Search

Refining an App Search

 Step 3:  Communicate with ICT

Some online tools provide the perfect way for students to communicate (and often create) with each other and with the wider community.
Tagxedo is a like Wordle but allows for the word clouds to be created in shapes.  Great for summaries, brainstorms, collections of ideas, etc.
Prezi is an online presentation tool.  It allows collaboration and creation within the one tool.

 Step 4: Create with ICT

Using iPads, online tools or standalone software students are able to create and collaborate using ICT.

 

IPads

 

 

 

Keynote ($10.49) is a simple way for students to collate and present information.

 

 

iMovie ($5.49)  allows students to put together images, video and audio into one movie file.

 

 

 

 

Creative Book Builder ($4.49) allows students to make a multimodal text that will read in iBooks.

 

Online

 

Epub Bud allows students to create simple books and share them with family and friends.

 

 

 

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ICT with Year 1/2 incorporating the Australian Curriculum

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Students, can operate ICT effectively and teachers can start to use various tools with the students.  Most activities will need teacher guidance and support but many can be completed independently.

The three key things we look at integrating into planning our teaching and learning activities are Creating, Communicating, and Investigating using ICT.

Step 1:

Start with an open-ended guiding question, Eg. Where did the Dinosaurs go?

Step 2: Investigate  – Locate Information

Use a variety of teacher tools and student tools to develop the skills of investigating, ie Define, Locate, Access, Plan, Select and Evaluate Data.

QR readers/Creators

Download a QR reader for your ipad/ipod.  Simple one for ipad/ipod is QR Reader (free).

Create QR codes, print them out, and attach them to various objects around the room/school.  The students will scan the code and use these to find out more information. Where possible link these to videos or pictures.

The simplest online QR code creator is here.

(N.B. Scanning QR codes requires an active internet connection)

Alternative Web Browsers

Not all web broswers are kid friendly.  Google is fabulous but try using one that allows students to type in a question and receive an answer, rather than just a list of websites.

Best one is Ask.com (formally Ask Jeeves)

 

Another really simple interface is DuckDuckGo

 

Step 3:  Communicate

Ways to communicate orally – Online

Use Vocaroo (example recording)

Audio recording and upload >>

Orally – Via iPad

Use a voice recoding app like QuickVoice Recorder (free)

Students can record and share directly from the app.

Email – One of the direct links in the Australian Curriculum is for students to be able to use email as one form of communication.

Step 4:  Create

 Create with the iPad/iPod

   SonicPics ($2.99)

Take photos, swipe and record audio to match each photo, export as a movie.

Scribble Press (Free)

Create an epub book, students draw images and type matching text

‘Create’ Online possibilities

 

Kerpoof is an online creation tool that allows students to draw, add text, make multimodal texts and much more.

 

 

 

 

Story Jumper is an online place to create, share and edit books.

 

 

‘Create’ on a PC/Mac

 

Tux Paint (free)

 

Draw, stamp and add text to demonstrate understanding.

Use Powerpoint and Word, as well as any of the other drawing, audio and video tools available on your device.

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ICT with Kindy and Pre-Primary incorporating the Australian Curriculum

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Students, even those in Kindy or Pre-Primary, can operate ICT effectively and teachers can start to use various tools with the students.  Most activities will need teacher guidance and support but some can be completed independently.

The three key things we look at integrating into planning our teaching and learning activities are Creating, Communicating, and Investigating using ICT.

Step 1:

Start with an open-ended guiding question, Eg. What is Rain?

Step 2: Investigate  – Locate Information

Use a variety of teacher tools and student tools to develop the skills of investigating, ie Define, Locate, Access, Plan, Select and Evaluate Data.

 

 

Download a QR reader for your ipad/ipod.  Simple one for ipad/ipod is QR Reader (free).

 

Create QR codes, print them out, and attach them to various objects around the room/school.  The students will scan the code and use these to find out more information. Where possible link these to videos or pictures.

The simplest online QR code creator is here.

(N.B. Scanning QR codes requires an active internet connection)

 

Step 3:  Communicate – Orally

 

Ways to communicate orally – Online

Use Vocaroo (example recording)

Audio recording and upload >>

Orally – Via iPad

 

Use a voice recoding app like QuickVoice Recorder (free)

Students can record and share directly from the app.

Step 4:  Create

 

Create with the iPad/iPod

 

   SonicPics ($2.99)

 

Take photos, swipe and record audio to match each photo, export as a movie.

 

Scribble Press (Free)

Create an epub book, students draw images and type matching text

 

 

‘Create’ on a PC/Mac

 

Tux Paint (free)

 

Draw, stamp and add text to demonstrate understanding.

 

 

PowerPoint

Simple text and inserting of pictures makes for a great book.