Audience: This course is suitable for teachers and Support workers in Primary and Special Education.
There is a lot of press about the iPad and how this technology can make a difference to the classroom. Its design, functionality and capabilities certainly offer lots of possibilities for the education arena, however how effective is the iPad really as a teaching tool?
This course explores how the iPad works and looks at the huge realm of applications; & how they link to the new “Australian Curriculum” and provides opportunities for teachers to:
Learn how iPads work and hidden uses of the iPad.
Understand how applications can reflect curriculum & learning outcomes.
Learn how to incorporate iPads into your daily lesson plans
Develop the use of iPad applications as an assessment tool.
Appreciate the benefits for students.
This iPad course is different to any other as it demonstrates how using the iPad and applications can be implemented into the Australian Curriculum; and then links to classroom content through providing opportunities for practical lesson design and content.
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.