Mobility In The Classroom

Mobility In The Classroom

Having tools that allow you to be untethered while still projecting make a massive difference as a presenter. These tools can be an aid for better classroom management as well as making it easier to keep a  check on student engagement. Mobility can also...
Handwritten Notes with iPads

Handwritten Notes with iPads

NOTE: The content of this post has now been moved to the “Notability” page where it will be kept up to date. THROUGH TO THE NOTABILITY PAGE Note taking takes many forms. Typed notes with diagrams, links and the like can easily be done with various great...
Canvas on Mobile Devices

Canvas on Mobile Devices

Canvas by Instructure is proving to be an awesome powerful Learning Management System for us BUT can it work for mobile devices like iPads or other mobile devices?!! YES IT CAN! Please read on!!! WhooHooo! Canvas is web based system and it works well in mobile...
Textbooks with LearningField

Textbooks with LearningField

This post is about textbooks on all devices but has a particular focus on iPads as we have subscribed to Learning Field for our Year 7 and 8 classes. Digital textbooks! Although there is a move to alternatives to textbooks, digital textbooks were actually one of the...
Year 7 ICT setup

Year 7 ICT setup

The ICT team had a massive session with all of year 7 today to cover off a whole lot of points. The goal was to check in with the boys and cover off a number of tasks including: looking at what can be done with iPads eg our 2013 CBL project checking all boys had wifi...
iPads for Learning

iPads for Learning

NOTE: This post builds on the Base ICT post.  iPads are often thought of as a device that is somewhat restricted but the tool sets that they bring make them a very worthwhile tool. There are still some limitations in relation to iPads but the positives are certainly...
Explain Everything POWER

Explain Everything POWER

UPDATED POST: 23rd Jan 2014 more content and examples of use. CONTENT NOW UPDATED AND ON The Explain Everything page This app is epic! The app gives amazing options for creating videos and presentations and it’s feature set just gets better and better. The...
Creating Tutorials

Creating Tutorials

“flipped learning” is certainly a concept to explore for learning. Essentially being able to spend more time working through problems in class as opposed to being stuck at home without help. This concept often relies on a good set of resources that can be...
Integrated Learning Exercise

Integrated Learning Exercise

In 2103 Newington ran its first whole year group integrated task with a theme of Sustainability. The project ran for 4 weeks with all of year seven across nearly all subject areas and it culminated in a “Challenge Based Learning” activity. It was an great...

Google Sites on iPads

Google Sites have certainly come a long way and they have been turned on for students and staff at Newington as part of our Google apps package. Sites were particularly showcased for the Year 7 Challenge Based Learning Project. As part of the project the year...