On Thursday 12th November, we gathered together our education team and made for the Belfry Hotel and Resort in Sutton Coldfield for our Making Impact with iPad event, with the aim of inspiring and informing SLT of new ways to use iPad in the classroom.
Throughout the day we ran a series of workshops covering a range of topics from providing advice on iPad purchase schemes to looking in more detail at eSafety and managing your mobile devices. Our Apple Education Trainers took to the floor to present on:
Lesson planning: Looking at how to build your own lesson plans and content using iTunes U (from both a teacher and student perspective). We also discussed apps like Showbie and how to incorporate them into English and maths lessons.
CPD training: Discussing the importance of making sure your staff know how to use their devices to the best of their ability and how they can sign up for our range of CPD training sessions, including our sessions on ‘Assessment tools on iPad’ and ‘iPad and the primary computing curriculum’.
Purchasing models: A session was held to run through the various ways you can finance your iPad deployment, to ensure children from all backgrounds can benefit from new technology. We looked at leasing, insurance and parental contribution schemes.
The latest technology in education: Getting to grips with new technology and improving interactivity with interactive touchscreens and 3D printing.
We also had a special presentation from the experts at Apple, talking about moving from ‘substitution to redefinition’ and other models for using technology. Staff from Sidney Stringer Academy were on hand to talk about their iPad journey, hurdles they faced along the way and how we supported them through the process.
We had a really great day at The Belfry and we hope you found our sessions useful and worthwhile. Here’s a selection of photos and comments from the day.
Gutted you missed our Sutton Coldfield event? We’re holding our second Making Impact with iPad event at the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester on the 9th February. Head over to our events page to register and book your place!
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