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Published on 11th November 2014
Microsoft Office apps on your iPad for free.s Microsoft Office apps on your iPad for free.
Just a few days after it announced that a new version of Office for Mac will arrive in the second half of 2015, Microsoft has just made new versions of its Office apps for iPad and iPhone available for free.

The updates mean that both iPad and iPhone users can now access and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on their iPhones as well as their iPads, as there is no longer any need to have a Office 365 subscription to access the editing features. Read the full article at MacWorld

Link by John Mills of the Education Effectiveness Service
Published on 12th May 2014
iPad teaching is NOT about iPads iPad teaching is NOT about iPads
"The one-way ‘dumping’ of teacher knowledge into students has never inspired and is just not the way the world operates anymore. Traditional hierarchies of age, resource ownership and societal prejudice are being eroded and we need new generations to be adapting and not waiting for information from the tier above." Read the full article at iPad4Schools

Link by John Mills of the Education Effectiveness Service

 

Published on 8th October2013
Apps supporting the Foundation Phase Opportunities to enhance, support, extend and challenge learning in the Foundation Phase
iPads are very flexible in the ways in which they can be used by both children and staff. The apps in this document are merely suggestions that could, if used as part of effective planning, enhance, support and challenge the learner and provide additional opportunities for teacher assessment and recording evidence.

Document created by Jan Mills of the Education Effectiveness Service

 

Published on 7th October2013
Secrets of the iOS 7 keyboard Secrets of the iOS 7 keyboard
iOS 7 packs a lot of changes: new icons, new app interfaces, and new features, such as Control Center. But you may not have looked closely at one part of iOS 7 that you’ll use a lot: its keyboard. Uncover hidden characters and handy shortcuts with this guide to the new keyboard on your iPhone and iPad.

Link by John Mills of the Education Effectiveness Service

 

Published on 4th September 2013
Tablets for Schools New website to support the use of Tablets in schools
Tablets for Schools is a not-for-profit campaign with support from headteachers, schools, leading academics, charities, industry and government. We aim to inspire schools showing the benefits of Tablets in education, sharing best practice and helping schools on their technological journey.

Link by John Mills of the Education Effectiveness Service

Published on 19th February 2013
Apps to support Peter Rabbit Suggested Apps to use with Reception children to support Peter Rabbit
The Pori Drwy Stori Project was launched on the 6th February 2013 to support Literacy in the Foundation Phase using the Peter Rabbit book The Tale of the Naughty Little Rabbit. This document suggests Apps to use as a further extension to the book.

Document created by Jan Mills of the Education Effectiveness Service

Published on 23rd October 2012
iPad Tips and Tricks iPad Tips and Tricks - overview of an iPad with iOS 5
If you want to get the most out of your iPad, this document will tell you all you need to know about pinching, swiping, tapping, flicking and dragging!

Document created by Laura Cummings of Oaklands Schools, US.

Published on 20th October 2012
Using the Apple iPad in the Primary Classroom Using the Apple iPad in the Primary Classroom (Angela Thompson)
"During March 2012, amidst great excitement, the first Apple iPad 2 arrived in our school. It was loaded with a plethora of applications (or apps) covering various aspects of the primary curriculum, and, being the ICT co-ordinator, it was my task to convince staff, pupils, governors and parents that these mobile devices were the way forward … where would I begin?" (Document courtesy of Angela Thompson, ICT Coordinator at Penclawdd Primary School.)

Published on 11th October 2012
An Acceptable Use Policy for iPads An Acceptable Use Policy for iPads
Although many schools have a good ICT Acceptable Use Policy, the introduction of iPads and other handheld devices is a great time to revisit your current policy. Bringing in a new policy will also re-focus staff and pupils on your policy. Here are some ideas for an iPad Acceptable Use Policy for your school. (Document courtesy of The ICT Advisors)

Published on 11th October 2012
1 iPad in the classroom: 10 ideas 1 iPad in the classroom: 10 ideas
You may be lucky enough to have 1 iPad in the classroom, but unlucky enough not to have access to a class set. Here are 10 free ideas to help you and your pupils get the very best out of the 1 iPad in the classroom. (Information courtesy of The ICT Advisors)