Welcome to our Teaching with Tablets course. This is an interactive and participatory online course on how to make effective use of iPads and tablets for teaching and learning. Our course is aimed at educators across all levels, from Primary to Higher Education, from NQTs to experienced practitioners. Anyone with an interest in the field is very welcome.
It is a flexible online course that you can join in with at a pace and depth that suits you. We will suggest activities and ideas and encourage you to try them within your teaching. We would like you to leave each session with a new idea to try out in practice and then share your experiences on the Google+ community. In turn you can learn from the experiences and gain ideas from fellow professionals.
Course opens - 7th February 2016
8th February - Exploring Apps
15th February - Exploring Apps
Week 1 - 22nd February - Manipulating Media
Week 2 - 29th February - Visible Learning
Week 3 - 7th March - Technology Outdoors
Week 4 - 14th March - Digital Storytelling
Week 5 - 21st March - Talk and Collaboration
There will be a new theme and suggested activities each week. You’ll be able to earn digital badges for joining in with these and there will be an option to purchase a verified certificate.
We will begin each week by sharing readings and browsing from our book, ‘Teaching with Tablets’. Then we will suggest some activities that help you plan to put some of the ideas into practice with your own learners.
One of the most exciting aspects of the course is the chance to share and reflect upon these co-created resources with our community of fellow practitioners. Real life examples, photos, videos and comments within the community will give the course a truly practical focus.
You can also follow us on Twitter and use the hashtag #TWT16 to see what others are posting. We will be hosting a weekly Tweetchat during the course.
The idea is to take a few risks, try some new things, share our developing practice in teaching with tablets and learn together as we go.
We hope that our course will inspire you to explore strategies to integrate tablets in a meaningful way. It offers guidance on:
• how to use tablets to devise authentic and meaningful learning activities
• how to embed tablets in genuine curriculum contexts
• how to evaluate which educational apps might be appropriate for your learners
In order to get some ideas before the course starts, you might like to take a look at this infographic.
Reviews of the book 'Teaching with Tablets'
Caldwell, H. & Bird, J., 2015, London: Sage. ISBN. 9781473906792
• "Extremely useful. Clear, well-structured and accessible, with practical examples throughout." Mr Steve Dixon, Education, Newman University
• "This is a very concise easy to read book. Very current and innovative." Mrs Lynne Berry, Education, Liverpool Hope University
• "The tablet is the future of interactive teaching and learning. This book is a great guide on teaching for the future with a reliable tool - tablet." Dr Habib Kassim, Academic Division, ERC
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