I have returned from family leave on a part time basis (2 days a week). I am the eLearning Coordinator which involves running professional learning for staff and managing eLearning across the school. I also work with the Grade 5 and 6 students teaching coding, digital media and maths.
Currently the Grades 5 and 6 classes have embraced this app in a number of ways, one example is how we are using it to manage 'point of need' math sessions where students take control of their learning by participating in different lessons from different teachers according to their own needs.Book Creator and Explain Everything
Other apps that have had a consistent benefit to teaching and learning throughout the years are student creating apps like Book Creator and Explain Everything. Allowing students the opportunity to choose how to show their understanding is more engaging and allows teachers a real insight into their thought processes.Swift Playgrounds
I'd like to also mention that I am currently using Swift Playgrounds with our Grade 6 students for coding this year and have found it to be a really interactive and clear way to teach coding concepts.
The school has a Global2 blog for sharing ideas on how to effectively use iPads for learning.
Published materials by teacher
iTunes U course
This book was written by a Year 5 student at RNPS and has been downloaded over 4000 times worldwide!
The student's first published book!
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