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If there’s one commodity no teacher has, it’s time. Thankfully, iPad can increase classroom efficiency and ease time-consuming practices. Here are just five ways iPad can reduce your workload in the classroom but also remotely.
1) Sharing Responsibilities
With built in features such as AirDrop, it’s easy for you to share documents with your colleagues. Collaboration functions on the iWork apps enable a group of teachers to build and edit documents together. Even apps such as iMessage can be used to help teachers communicate easily.
2) Setting up Resources
The Apple Classroom app enables you to set up an entire class sets of devices wirelessly on your own iPad. In no time at all, every learner can be set up and ready to use engaging educational apps.
3) Creating Learning Journals
An iPad is a multimedia mobile device and therefore you can capture progress in a number of different ways. Instantly access the camera to snap photos and film videos or use the microphone to record audio. All of this media can be presented in digital learning journals via a whole range of journal specific applications.
4) Collecting Assessment Data
Amazing Assessment and Quizzing apps are available via the App Store that enable you to push questions out to each learner’s device. Not only do these applications present your predetermined questions in an engaging way, they also mark the answers and collate the data into a spreadsheet for you!
5) Paperless Classroom
A Paperless Classroom can be achieved through the iPad’s sharing capabilities married with its multimedia functionality. Through Apple Classroom and Online Learning Platforms, you can create a digital workflow that simplifies the administrative aspects such as distributing, collecting and collating worksheets.
All this on a device that is easy to use and endlessly engaging. The wireless nature of an iPad and the apps that go along with it can also help you to create a solid distance learning response in these unprecedented times.
Snap Shot for Busy Teachers
- Share and collaborate on documents through built in iPad features
- Apple Classroom can set up a class set of iPads all at once
- An iPad’s multimedia capabilities can ease learning journal creation
- Quizzing and assessment apps deliver, collect and collate data for you
- Digital Workflow can create a paperless classroom
Nick Acton is an Apple Curriculum Specialist at JTRS as well as being a part time Computing and Music teacher. Through the creation of bespoke training, Nick specialises in empowering educators so that they can embed Apple technology into their day-to-day classroom practice.
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