We recognise that today’s generation learn and engage differently to students in the past and that schools need to adapt and change to reflect the wider changes in society.
To keep students engaged and motivated schools need to compete with an ever increasing range of media.
To meet these demands in 2011 we introduced our first iPads into classrooms. They have proved to be an incredible success and are now used across the school. Our Year 6 children are now each provided with their very own iPad to support them with their learning in school throughout the year.
These Apps are part of an essential iPad ‘toolkit’, which will enable the children to maximise their creativity, enjoyment and achievement across all areas of the curriculum. They are, however, simply a starting point!
These can then be exported and turned into professional looking ‘ePubs’ enabling you to flip through their pages and interact with the content. A real favourite with the children!
Begin by creating your own character and either choosing or making a background. Next, record what you want your character to say and, amazingly, the App animates the mouth and body in accordance with what is being said.
At its heart it is a simple whiteboard app. However, it also enables you to import PPT, Word, video, photos, Pages, Keynote and PDF documents. You can then annotate them using either a pen tool or your voice. You can create instructional videos, animations, revision guides…you name it!