iPads in the Early Years

Using iPads effectively in the early years

Friday October 25 @Truganina South 21stCentury PD Centre 9:15am - 3pm

  • In what ways can iPads be effectively integrated into my early years program?
  • How can I use iPads to promote multimodal learning and higher order thinking skills?
  • How can I select Apps that will promote learning from the huge range available?
  • How can I work with parents to extend our work with iPads beyond the classroom?
  • What activities can I start with to encourage the use of new technologies like iPads for learning.

Trugania South PS PD Centre - 21CPR (Breathing Life Into 21st Century Pedagogy)

Classroom Teachers will walk away with:

  • An understanding of and experience with rich and relevant iPad apps.
  • Advanced functionality hints and tips
  • Observation real classroom iPad action
  • Confidence and the resources needed to bring life to their iPad program

Truganina South PS is creating exciting teaching and learning opportunities every

day with its 1 to 1 iPad program comprising over 300 staff and student iPads.

$150.00 (ex GST) fully catered

Friday, Oct. 25th 2013 at 9:15am

Parkvista Drive

Truganina, VIC

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9.15 am – Welcome and registration

Coffee, tea and light refreshments

9.30 am – Session 1 – Why the iPad?

  • In what ways can the use of tablets support learning in the early years? (Nicola Yelland)
  • Overview of Truganina South Primary School approaches to learning with new technologies (Daryl English & Michael Laird)
  • A framework for learning with iPads – play based learning (Nicola Yelland) Play date time with iPads!

10.45 Morning tea

11.15 am – Session 2

  • Some examples of learning in the early years (Amy Henderson and Dean Hammence)
  • Encouraging literacy and numeracies and incorporating iPads - play and learn
  • School Tour and Apps in action.

12.45 – 1.15 – Lunch (provided)

1.15 – Session 3 – Bright ideas with Apps

  • Work in pairs to select Apps and think of 3 bright ideas for learning
  • Sharing ideas

2.30 – Wrap up and summary (Nicola Yelland)

  • Encouraging higher order thinking and learning with iPads
  • What are transformative pedagogies?
  • Where next?


Comments from past iPad workshops

"It has left me with a thirst for more knowledge. It was great that so many of our staff could attend. We could try the ideas together. Thank you so much for the day! I would highly recommend it"

"Fantastic day! Enjoyed the practical aspects and look forward to having a go in my classroom. Thanks"