Appedia: Bringing the iPad into the Classroom
The purpose of this website is to help educators make the most of the technology available to them.
The iPad is an excellent resource to use in the classroom, both to make the curriculum more accessible and to extend learning. However, a recent study showed that many school teachers use the iPad for two different purposes:
- To record video
- To access the internet
Suddenly this wonderful piece of technology has become an extremely expensive phone. However, the purpose of this website is to help educators make the most of the Technology available to them by exploring how different iPad Apps can help to enhance learning across the curriculum.
“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.” (David Warlick)
As noted by Mr. Warlick, named one of the Ten Most Influential People in EdTech by Technology & Learning Magazine, it’s important we use technology in the classroom to help prepare our students to thrive in a technological world once their academic career is over.
However, unless we as educators understand and master new technology, how can we expect to teach an outstanding lesson using the software? That’s why we’ve made it our mission to help empower teachers across the country, and even the world, to deliver outstanding lessons which incorporate an iPad.
Our goal, through Appedia, is to highlight apps which can be used in different subjects and across different year groups to enhance learning. We also aim to provide a knowledge of how to use the aforementioned apps in class so that educators can feel confident about teaching with technology.
Who Am I?
Currently, I teach the Computing Curriculum in a larger-than-average primary school. I am also a qualified computing coordinator and a member of NAACE (National Association of Advisors for Computers in Education.)
I studied Media and Marketing at Northumbria University, where I gained a lot of knowledge and hands-on experience of using many creative and educational computer-based programmes.
Technology is quickly becoming central to learning in schools. Now, more than ever, teachers are required to not only keep-up with but lead the knowledge of technology. As a teacher and music subject lead, I fully appreciate the pace which things progress – this is precisely the reason why Appedia is here; to help.
If you’d like to get in touch with a Computing Query or even just chat about the wonderful world of technology, just send us a message.
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