This course will allow participants to learn the basics of how to use a tablet PC (iPads only in this instance) and explore its use in active learning methodologies, in the context of literacy and numeracy. Participants will also explore how the tablet PC can be used as a teaching and learning tool.
The course will enable participants to:
Module 1: Getting to know the tablet (iPad) and some apps
This module provides an introduction to using a tablet for novice users, covering navigation and in-built tools such as multi-gesture controls and the integrated camera. Participants learn how to access and use both pre-loaded and new apps. As well as learning about their practical uses, the apps are critically analysed in the context of active learning methodologies.
Module 2: Generating content for literacy and numeracy
This module covers how to create your own teaching resources for literacy and numeracy. It includes maths trails and ways to use tablets/apps for open-ended investigation (problem solving).
Module 3: Literacy apps and bringing our stories to life
This module focuses on apps that can be used to support literacy in the context of key topics to include reading, writing, oral language, vocabulary and spelling. There is a particular focus on the multimedia presentation of stories in this module, such as comics; animations, presentations and short movies.
Participants should have some experience of carrying out basic ICT tasks (opening, editing, saving, closing files). All participants must have their own/school activated tablet (iPad) for the duration of this course, an individual/school iTunes account and an individual email address.
|Start Date||05-02-2014 6:30 pm|
|End Date||26-02-2014 9:00 pm|
|Cut off date||05-02-2014|
|Location||Scoil Naomh Fhionán, Falcarragh|
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