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Apr 12

DT app – Materials investigation project

Following the research project using “Dexigner” we decided that the students were really “up for it” in trying to use the iPads do some more of their theory work. In their current design projects they have to make choices of materials that would be suitable for their designs and suggest manufacturing and assembly methods. The …

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Apr 12

“Dexigner” 6th form research project

Year 12. Design and technology investigation Outline of the “brief” How do modern designers plus inventors go about doing their work? What are their influences? What do we think about their work? Can we learn anything from it? The Dexigner app for iPhone and iPod touch, is an ideal companion for designers and design lovers. …

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Apr 12

iPads in Art – the Next Step…

As a teacher of Art I believe that the ipad can “…extend and transform the traditional learning environment.” My Year 11 class and I have been lucky enough to have the ipads available to us during our double lesson on Friday mornings over the last two weeks.  They have been causing quite a buzz in the …

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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 12

BTEC, Golf & the iPad

The BTEC group had their first lesson of golf on Friday and this was a chance to use the IPADS briefly. We used it to record videos of the students taking their shots. We did this to a) enable them to view their swing to see where improvement needed to be made and b) to …

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Apr 12

iPads in extra curricular PE

During the summer, the PE Department took the IPADS to the year 10 TSB athletic finals in Bournemouth. During the course of the day the pupils were given the opportunity, whilst not completing, to record each other perform their different activites. On the way home, the boys then created a video diary of the day …

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Apr 12

Year 10 ICT GCSE – Personal Digital Devices

So I was probably on to a winner straight away given that the topic was personal digital devices, but the students took really well in this first session today using the iPads. Starter – find apps that would facilitate the following activities– alongside are the apps they found on the iPads to support the different activities: …

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Apr 12

Year 7 electronics with iPads part 2

Pupils recording progress in electronics. When learning to do electronic soldering we usually get the students to record a step by step diagram of the stages involved… This reinforces the acquisition of a new skill and helps them to get better results when doing the practical task. This was an ideal task to convert to …

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Apr 12

Year 7 electronics with iPads part 1

The first lesson with the iPads was to familiarise students with the use of the hardware ( taking photos/videos and word processing in pages) and how to attach files to emails for saving and or sharing…. Pretty straight forward stuff but at this early stage I felt that investing a bit of time in these …

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Apr 12

Hospitality & Google Maps

As part of the BTEC Hospitality course students have to investigate a range of businesses, local and national. After discussions about the differences between the businesses and the difference between local and national companies (and not wanting to hire a bus to drive us around Clevedon) students were given access to ipads in order to …

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