Category Archive: English

English related posts

Apr 12

Year 7 – Excited and engaged

Aim: To introduce students to the iPad, focusing on the analysis of 2 websites.   My Year 7 class had already heard rumours last week that they might be getting to use the iPads in their English lessons and were desperately excited to get their hands on one. Well today was the day and I …

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Apr 10

Year 11 Lesson 1

Lesson 1 – Year 11 Year 11 were given an initial play on the iPads as part of a research session for debate. They were extremely excited and many found some great non-fiction related snippets to add to their debate notes. There is positive feedback so far from this group who are a top set …

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Apr 10

Year 9 moving on

Lesson 6 – Year 9 Aim: To get the students using the iPad independently This lesson was a continuation of planning time for Speaking and Listening Assessment 1 in which a presentation was required – the iPad being an optional extra to help with the planning. I made several observations during this lesson: 1)      Students seemed …

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Apr 10

Year 9 iPad explorers – lessons 3, 4 & 5

Lesson 3 Aim: To promote the use of iPads in formulating and presenting thoughts   This lesson followed on nicely from Lesson 2 in which research on time capsules had taken place. I wanted to encourage students to use the iPad to construct and present their thoughts in a logical way, hinting to them to …

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Apr 10

More with the Year 9 iPad explorers

Lesson 2 – Year 9 Aim: To get students using iPads for research purposes I feel that one of the main useful purposes for iPads in English lessons is the ease at which research can be undertaken right inside the classroom, rather than having to go through the process of booking an IT Room 3, sometimes …

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Apr 10

Year 9 iPad explorers

Lesson One – Year 9   Well, the first lesson using iPads with a middle set Year 9 English group went well. The students were keen to use the iPads immediately and I am sure had I distributed them there and then at the start of the lesson they would have been rather content for …

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Apr 09

iPad & Garageband via @jamesmichie

iPad 2 + Garageband – FTW! I’ve been using iPad 2s with my Year 8 class to record narrative writing that they have created. This has been the most straightforward process and the sound quality is fabulous. I’ve learned along the way too. So here’s a few tips if you wish to use the iPad …

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