Audience: All Primary & Secondary teachers including Support Staff. The course is designed so that strategies suggested can be implemented irrespective of age level.
Your school has handed you an iPad. You're expected to do something with it and you don't know where to start? What to do? What apps should I start with? How can I teach using the iPad and Apps?
When I first started on the iPad journey, I downloaded so many apps, it was impossible to learn how to use them all effectively. Further along my journey, I realized there were many apps I hadn't even opened yet and were going to waste on my IPad desktop.
I also hear from teachers that they have ‘tablets’ at their school, but they are only being used as a reward for students who finish their work early or as a ‘games’ session. I firmly believe we are missing the true power of what the iPad can do if we ONLY use it for games and rewards. This device and specific apps can transform YOUR classroom like never before: the technology brings your classroom into the 21st Century; increases student engagement and motivation; students become collaborative partners in the learning process; your lessons can easily be matched to the Australian Curriculum, and individualized learning has never been easier to achieve.
I now advise teachers to only download a few apps at a time; learn them; use them in lessons; work out how you can incorporate them so that they align with the Australian Curriculum, and finally learn how to engage and motivate your students to 'learn' using 21st Century technology.
It was during a training session with teachers that it occurred to me, why not create a Course that focuses on ten apps and how to incorporate them into your daily lessons that meet curriculum.
So this course is exactly as promised; ten apps that are PERFECT for your classroom. This course will assist you to master these apps, incorporate and utilize the apps in your daily lessons and come away with the confidence to use them with your students to meet the Curriculum requirements.
About the instructor
Karen Barley is an internationally recognized educational consultant specializing in the needs of children with autism and their families. She has over 25 years of expertise as an educator, private one-on-one consultant, course developer and educational technology specialist.
Karen is especially successful connecting with children who have autism and creating behavioural, sensory and educational strategies that help children reach their full potential. Her highly personable style, combined with extensive research, knowledge and firsthand experience of the needs of children with autism, makes her extremely effective and innovative in tailoring individual solutions for families and their schools. Using new and existing approaches Karen integrates her pioneering work with iPad technology to create differentiated educational programs where children with autism can consistently experience success while learning.
In addition, Ms Barley is an accomplished and engaging, sought-after public speaker and teacher trainer. She has shared her significant insights and knowledge on such subjects as, Technology in Education, Technology and Autism, Autism Awareness, 21st Century Learning, Technology and Curriculum Development and other subjects in the United States, Australia and as a keynote guest speaker for international face to face and online conferences.
She is now undertaking her PhD and is a sessional teacher at Monash University.