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 – Educreations vs Doceri

One of the first things I looked into installing on our ipads was a whiteboard app. The ones available are like turbocharged mini-whiteboards. Fantastic for ongoing assessment throughout the lesson, planning, practising and collaboration. Whiteboard apps have the added advantage of being able to be projected onto the Interactive whiteboard (given the right technology), add […]