In today’s lunchtime session, we focused on planning what kind of things we could include in these sessions.
We narrowed it down to 3 topics for now:
- Working with iPad
- Mind mapping
The third one seemed very useful to hold a session about presentations as students in level 5 & 6 will likely have some group presentations to do – like I do.
I think it will be great to show students that they can create an entire presentation on the iPads, and then even present from them via an adapter for the projector.
One thing we realised was that when you use Keynote, and then export it as Google Slides for PowerPoint formats, you lose some formatting and/animations. So we would need to show students that they would need to decide which software they would use in their final presentation, and create a basic presentation on the iPad before exporting it as another format.
Next session is on 1st December, 1-2pm in room C1.03
On Thursday 19th November, a lunchtime training session was held for everyone in the FST to come along and share their thoughts and ideas regarding the iPads.
The session was focused around NearPod. Some users in the session had never used NearPod and it was a time for them to learn what it did and how to use it. In this session, NearPod was used to collect feedback and ideas regarding the use of the iPads etc.
One of the topics we discussed with Paul, a distinguished Apple educator, was how we could spread the news about these sessions.
We came up with the following:
- Text message
- Push notification on iPad
We thought that if users get the same type of email all the time, it would eventually get ignored. Therefore, we suggested that push notifications on the iPad sounded like a great idea and one that will instantly alert all users of the FST iPads.
The next session takes place on the 24th of November from 1-2pm in C1.03.
Come along and see what your iPad is capable of.