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Tapping Primary School Ignites Creativity

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Technology within the school

 

Tapping Primary School has developed a comprehensive and integrated approach to incorporate technologies within the curriculum. As part of their plan, six years ago the school decided to use iPads as the primary device for their students, and they haven’t looked back.

Solutions IT has been instrumental in the success of their program. As their IT integrator, they visit the school weekly, introduce new tools and systems, and regularly meet with leadership to consult on the future and role of the technology in the school.

Which device?

 

After the research was done, this was as simple question for the school to answer. “The most compelling aspect of iPad was the vast array of educational apps” says Sue Zemke, Digital Technologies Coordinator.

 

“We saw early on that students had the ability to be really creative, and the choices were endless. They weren’t playing games; they were creating – and that was very important to us. We could instantly see the potential with iPad”

 

The App Store has over 180,000 iPad apps from education software developers. Using the apps and advanced built‑in technologies that iPad has, students have the power to create anything they dream up; they can take an idea and instinctively run with it.

“For example, the class may have a project on birds. They can research on the device. One group may decide to showcase their work using Book Creator, another using Keynote or Powerpoint. The discovery process may be similar, but how the students express what they have learnt is vast.”

 

How are they managed?

 

The school has over 300 ipads and 750 students, so the iPads must be shared from class to class. “Last year Solutions IT introduced us to Jamf School. This enables us to keep track of managed devices, users and apps. We can see the status of devices quickly and easily, and identify issues for remediation.” Says Sue.

Using Jamf School with the shared iPad technology from Apple has enabled multiple students to use the same iPad while ensuring a personal learning experience and keeping each student’s data separate and secure.

Prior to Jamf School, Sue spent much of her time in the comms room ensuring that the technology was deployed well and ready for each new class. “It wasn’t always the best use of my time”.

 

“Now I spend a fraction of my time in the comms room, it’s fantastic! It means I have way more time to teach”

 

App management has never been easier, “We can easily allocate apps to specific year levels. It just makes accessibility easy”.

 

Intuitive technology for engaged learning

 

“iPad gives our students much more fun in gathering the information they need, and a much greater variety of ways to express themselves. They instinctively know what to do”, says Sue.

 

With iPad students have a choice on how they will respond to a piece of work, they can be creative and collaborative. With this comes a huge sense of ownership and engagement.

 

“The students’ creativity is unleashed. We see it every day”

 

In recent times, Solutions IT has arranged professional learning for our staff and through them we have also been invited to several Apple creativity workshops. Using iPad with the PL available paired with infrastructure and support provided by Solutions IT, we know that this is the right technology for our school, and our students.

Apple PL For Educators

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1). Free One-On-One PL

Apple has recently launched this free service – virtual one-on-one coaching sessions with Apple Professional Learning Specialists. These coaching sessions are available to help educators hone their approach to online student learning and workflows.

Educators can register for a session at bit.ly/coachingaus.

 

2). Virtual Conferences Presented By The Apple Education Leadership & Learning Team

View and register for any or all of three virtual conferences at apple.co/2VUnzgR

3). Apple Education Learning Series

This series is presented by the Apple Education Leadership and Learning teams. Each video is designed to help educators use Apple products and their built-in features to enable remote learning for all students.

https://video.ibm.com/apple-edu-learning-series

 

Apple Education: Resources for Remote Learning

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Support Article: Preparing your school’s Apple devices for remote learning

https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT211092

 

Learn and Study from home App Store Collection

http://apps.apple.com/story/id1502655717

 

Remote Learning Collection in Apple Books

https://books.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewFeature?id=1504114472&mt=11&ls=1

 

Apple Education Learning Series

https://apple.co/edu-learning-series

 

Apple Teacher

appleteacher.apple.com

 

Apple Teacher resources for channel (on ASW, requires ASW account)

https://asw.apple.com/Program/L585106A-en_AU

 

Pro Apps 90 day trial

https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT202389

https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT211113

 

Pro Apps support

https://support.apple.com/en-au/pro-apps

 

WideOpenSchool

https://wideopenschool.org/

 

30 Creative Activities for Kids

apple.co/creativityforkids

 

Virtual Coaching with APLS

apple.co/3emBCnF

@AppleEDU on twitter

https://twitter.com/AppleEDU

Office 365 For Remote Learning

By Education, Latest News, Microsoft No Comments

In partnership with Standout Education, we are delighted to deliver this free PD to all WA schools.

Office 365 is freely available to all WA schools, you have flexible, easy-to-use tools offering time-saving and successful collaboration. Learn how to utilise O365 tools for your school’s remote learning.

More resources for O365:

Recordings: WebEx Meetings & Traning Centre

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In partnership with WebEx Cisco, we are delighted to deliver this free PL to WA schools

 

 

 

 

Join us and the local WA Cisco team and learn how to set up WebEx meetings for your classes. You will also gain an overview of  WebEx training centre and see how this tool may give you added control for online delivery.

Unlike our previous, more formal webinars, these recordings demo the tools. These ‘show-and-tell’ webinars explain how to set up and use these tools for online learning.

Above are three webinars that were delivered. The content is very similar for each but you may still choose to watch all three as the Q & A is different for each.

Futher Cisco-Webex resources here

 

 

Remote Support for your school, parents and students

OneNote and Class NoteBook

By Education, Latest News, Microsoft No Comments

In partnership with Standout Eduation we are delighted to deliver this free PD.

 

 

Learn how to organise interactive lesson activities and create a flexible workspace for students. OneNote is available free to all WA teachers and students as part of Office 365.

 

More resources

Here is lots of OneNote training: http://onenoteineducation.com/

Lots of information about the Immersive Reader here: https://aka.ms/AllAboutImmersiveReader

 

Remote support for your school, your parents and students

 

Recording: Microsoft Teams for DoE Staff

By Education, Latest News, Microsoft No Comments

In partnership with Standout Education, we are delighted to deliver this free PD to all WA schools.

 


Now Microsoft Teams and Office 365 are freely available to all WA schools, you have flexible, easy-to-use tools offering time-saving, successful collaboration that is proven to reduce email churn and allow for positive staff interactions all year long.

 

Other useful links:

Online courses at https://education.microsoft.com
Teacher guides for Office 365 at https://support.office.com/education
Workshop resources including slide decks and teacher printouts and takeaways at https://aka.ms/teachertrainingpacks

 

Remote support for your school, parents and students

Recording: Immersive Reader & Other Accessibility Tools

By Education, Latest News, Microsoft No Comments

In partnership with Standout Education, we are delighted to deliver this free PD to all WA schools.

Immersive Reader is a free tool that uses proven techniques to improve reading for people regardless of their age or ability

Other useful links:

Link to Inclusive Classroom Sway: https://aka.ms/MicrosoftInclusiveClassroom

Microsoft’s New Remote Leaning Centre: https://aka.ms/MicrosoftRemoteLearning

 

Remote support for your school, and for parents/students

Recording: Creating engaging videos with PowerPoint

By Education, General, Latest News, Microsoft No Comments

In partnership with Standout Education, we are delighted to deliver this free PD to all WA schools.

Did you know PowerPoint allows you to make videos? You can record and narrate a PowerPoint slide show, but you can also record any other app, website or use your computer’s camera.

Standout Education have developed a wide range of videos and resources for schools and colleges. Please find Standout Education’s YouTube channel here

 

Remote support for your school, and for the parents & students

Recording: Introduction to Minecraft Education Edition

By Education, Latest News, Microsoft No Comments

In partnership with Standout Education, we are delighted to deliver this free PD to all WA schools.

Learn how to get started with Minecraft: Education Edition, hear about the educational benefits and explore activities linked to English, Maths, Digital Technologies and more! Minecraft is available to all WA students and staff for free – simply log in with your Office 365 account.

 

Here are some useful links

https://education.minecraft.net/

 

Australian Curriculum Links – https://education.minecraft.net/australia

 

Teacher Guide – https://m365edu915421-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/stsocas_standouted_com/ESPl8JgXckJGj4FEebrAG38BPDcZzRJx8Er4NG9f4aCJyA?e=Hlr9Vf

 

Chemistry Lab – https://m365edu915421-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/stsocas_standouted_com/EZyNmJ7D169JmCsy1Ar0UogB69OiHaXbNJQoBllr3Wi5Dw?e=gwYgyo

 

Remote Learning with Minecraft – https://education.minecraft.net/wp-content/uploads/Remote-Learning-with-Minecraft-Education-Edition_Final.pdf

 

Monthly Challenge Resource – https://m365edu915421-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/stsocas_standouted_com/EddUqMpP5oNHkV57kN9ghcEBvv7FohMZSf9Ok45lUHmE1A?e=1I5Fat

Getting started: https://education.minecraft.net/get-started/download/ (log in with school Office 365 account — free for MAc, PC and iPad)

Remote Support for WA Schools

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