Getting Started – Free iPad ‘course’ online

A few months after I started using iPads in my classroom, I found this excellent resource from Rising Stars. The educational publishing company have recently branched into providing online CPD courses, and the iPad module is a free taster. Completing the course led to a real shift in my thinking, and made me feel better-equipped […]

App Review – Coding Apps: Daisy the Dinosaur and Hopscotch

My focus with the iPads is predominantly their use to support learning across the curriculum, but specific ICT (soon to be Computing) skills still need to be taught. According to the draft new National Curriculum, programming is about to become a much bigger focus in primary schools than it ever has been. I’ve tried out […]

App Review – Zooburst Augmented Reality Pop Up Books

Zooburst is a free app which allows users to to view augmented reality popup books created on PCs through scanning a Zooburst code (similar to a QR code). As this fits very nicely alongside our current DT popup books project (see previous post for how we are using iPads within this unit), I signed up […]

Lesson Idea – Using Creative Book Builder to produce video instructions

I posted a couple of weeks ago about a fantastic idea I’d seen for using iPads in a Design Technology unit for Year 6. Inspired by this, and keen to promote our current whole school focus on independent learning, I wanted to try out something similar. Link to article The plan was to use Creative […]