Selecting Apps

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

Evaluating Apps Assessment Rubric Learning in Hand’s – Ways to Evaluate Educational Apps iOS Apps (iPod, iPad, iPhone) Padagogy Wheels originally, developed by Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) Allan Carrington of the University of Adelaide embeds apps into a digital Blooms framework.  Allan’s work inspired: Mobile Learning with Blooms Taxonomy (Apps for Middle Years) by ADE Cherie Pickering Unley High… Continue Reading Selecting Apps

iBooks for your professional library

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Supporting diverse learners Creating Accessible iBooks Textbooks with iBooks Author – Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) at the WGBH Educational Foundation Dyslexia – Supporting Students – Jeanette Davies iPad Tips & Tricks With a focus on Accessibility – Jeanette Davie iSee, All You Need to Know on Getting Started with Apple Products from… Continue Reading iBooks for your professional library

iPad Model Classroom

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

In this book Craig Smith, Aspect Practice Specialist with Autism Spectrum Australia (and Apple Distinguished Educator), takes readers on a journey through a week in an iPad Model Classroom. Each day of the week is abound with a showcase of innovative best practice ideas and learning activities to help educators creatively implement iPad in their classrooms. Special attention… Continue Reading iPad Model Classroom

NSWAAT 2015 Biennial Conference

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NSW Association of Agriculture Teachers (NSWAAT) 2015 bennial conference was held from the 12 to 13 January 2015 in Ballina. RDE’s Mike Tom was in attendance to discuss with members the strategies for harnessing technology to crowd source: Access to regional, state and international levels of expertise, Sharing of member expertise via DART’s Connection programme, Creating collaborations with sister schools using NSWDEC… Continue Reading NSWAAT 2015 Biennial Conference

App instructor guides

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App Instructor Guides

A new set of free ‘instructor’ guides are now live on the iBooks Store. Inspired by the work of Apple Distinguished Educators (ADEs) in the classroom, these guides provide tips and lesson ideas for using some of our most popular apps across different grade levels and subject areas.  More titles are in the pipeline. Discovering… Continue Reading App instructor guides

DE News 2014 T4 W10

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“Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci DE School News  Sydney DEHS Newsletter The SDEHS Newsletter November issue is full of interesting articles, including SRC news Principal’s message Girl’s Day Out Dreamtime Excursion Boy’s Day Out Year 12 Presentation Day Student Successes Award Winning Cakes Meet a Keeper Day, and SDEHS Learning Hubs Distance Education… Continue Reading DE News 2014 T4 W10

Celebrating International Day of People with Disability

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International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) logo

Wednesday,3rd of  December is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). This is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being.  This is day that celebrates the role played by people with a wide range of disabilities as well as maybe… Continue Reading Celebrating International Day of People with Disability