Apple in Education
- a number of examples how iPads and apps are being effectively used in the classroom to redefine learning
- introduction to some very useful apps
- iPads are a highly creative and flexible tool that, if used effectively, remove a lot of barriers to learning faced by a lot of students and enables freedom and collaboration
- the benefits of having 1:1 in the classroom
- iTunes U courses
- Classroom app
Dr. Ruben Puentedura – SAMR: A leadership perspective
- S: Substitution, A: Augmentation, M: Modification, R: Redefinition
- SAMR seen as a strategy that connects the changes in teaching practice and the changes in technology.
- Often used in a ladder format as it is safe, but does not need to be. Mix it up!
- Different types of knowledge are required to successfully deliver each level.
- Substitution: requires mostly TK – Technology Knowledge
- Augmentation: requires TK, CK and PK.
- Modification: requires knowledge of PCK, TPK and TCK – where the 2 areas of knowledge intersect.
- Redefinition: requires TPCK – where technology, pedagogy and content knowledge intersect on a deep level.
- TPCK is built by having a strong community of practice, having habitual conversations that focus on whats going on in the classroom, sharing ideas and collaborating. SAMR can provide the common language required for this to take place.
- Work at S and A provides the groundwork for M and R to take place. Should not be undervalued.
- 5 areas for which technology is used – social, mobility, visualisation, storytelling and gaming. Using 2-4 of these in you SAMR process has proven to be most effective.
Round table discussions:
- Took us through a iTunes you course and activity using the Classroom app.
- Teachers can manage the use of iPads through the classroom app. as well as complete assessment and marking. However this requires that the the devices are owned by the school and requires and Apple ID login.
- iPad vs Chromebook debate/discussion. iPad much more creative a flexible.
Bruce Jepsen – Principal at Te Akau Ki Papamoa, pioneer 1:1 iPad e-learning school
- The importance of having vision for your school. What do you want your school to look, sound and feel like? This need to drive your decision making
- Do not look at reasons why you cannot achieve 1:1/your vision, be solutions orientated in your discussions
- Rethink the way the budget is done – one teaching and learning budget, do not compartmentalise. We do not let money interfere with out vision.
- Our limit as teachers is often the way that we ourselves have been educated. Difficult to break free from this.
- Trailing iPads going home.
- Currently in Science I am doing mostly S and A but am yet to do M and R. What areas of knowledge do I need to develop to best implement the SAMR model?
- How can I redesign the curriculum to support this? Would it be best to work backwards – why are the students coming to Science Technology and what key learning should they be leaving with?
- Would it be possible to trial 1:1 with iPads in my classroom and create a iTunes U course for the students to work through?
- What limits does my own education bring to teaching and learning with technology?
- I want to design an iTunes U course for one of my units using the SAMR model. This is a good step towards creating a VLE.
- research iTunes U courses already available and get some ideas for what is effective and ineffective.
- Begin to build my own ready to implement in term 3.
- Need to see if there is a way that I can get enough iPads to trial this with one of my classes. Ideally have 1:1
- Do some more reading around SAMR and how it is being used.
- Explore some apps for science that can support my iTunes U course.
- Perhaps also explore with Workspaces on Hapara do see if that is suitable for a VLE. Are there any schools out there successfully using it already? Research.
Inquiry: How can digital technologies be used in science technology to increase student engagement and learning?
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I am in awe of the professional way you go about exploring e learning in the science lab. I know that St Margaret’s is using the SAMR model so I am wondering what they do at year 7- 8 level in science . Students do go to science in the lab so if you want I could try and get you in contact with one of the staff members. With a view to ipads 1:1 could they be using class ipads during tech or would you need the same devices in the lab for each class? I am thinking that this could be part of the future planning- STEM in the lab. Please ask if you need me to help in anyway as you work towards your personal goal.
Hi Ronnie. thank you for sharing another interesting reflection. Nice that you have recognised where you are with SAMR and your next steps. Keep us posted on how you get on with your iTunes U course. Cheers Pete