How iPads are used in the Classroom

Students use iPads in a myriad of ways when at school. We use the SAMR model to help us guide when iPads should be used.

Substitution

The iPad is used to substitute what could be done using pen and paper.

Augmentation

The iPad is used as a substitute but the task has functional improvement.

Modification

The iPad enables the task to be redesigned.

Redefinition

The iPad allows for new tasks that were previously not thought to be possible.

We are moving towards having students complete tasks in the Modification and Redefinition stages of the SAMR model.

Please find some examples of iPad usage below:

  • Taking photos and creating a collage on a topic students have studied
  • Designing a video tutorial to showcase learning
  • Completing interactive maths problems
  • Typing texts (word processing)
  • Creating books with images and interactive content such as video
  • Coding to make characters move in games or a robot move in the shape of a right angled triangle. So much maths and science is involved!
  • Participate in quizzes with questions on the classroom TV
  • Sharing of files using AirDrop and email
  • Collaborating on documents in real time
  • Gathering research and presenting it in a range of formats

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