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INSET // iPad Training

iPad Training :

Using iPads to develop narrative writing
Using digital storytelling to improve and impact
on pupils writing skills

Story telling in the 21st Century isn’t simply about using a pen and paper. Children now are exposed to and have access to tools that will not only support but enhance their creative development in story writing and further encourage the exploration of the many different aspects of narrative. From planning stories, developing characters and settings to creating dilemmas, this course explores different apps with which children can develop key aspects of narrative and provide them with ideas to create multimedia stories which challenge the children to think more creatively and foster other important skills.

Outline of day:
9:00 – 10.30 – Introduction to the iPad as a tool to enhance learning in the classroom.
10:45 – 12.15 – Planning a narrative – how to use the iPad to plan openings, plots and endings.
1 – 2.15 – Characters and Settings – Which apps can be used to create and develop characters and settings.
2.30 – 3:30 – Turning writing into digital stories – Apps to turn writing into 21st Century digital stories.

This course is for any classroom teacher looking for new, exciting, creative and engaging ways to use technology to positively impact on children’s narrative writing. If you've seen Alan Peat deliver training on narrative this course will augment and enhance Alan's day or it can be booked as a 'stand alone' day.

Objectives of the day – Teachers will leave with an armoury of ideas on how to introduce and utilise the iPad in the development of creative narrative writing, thus encouraging listening and speaking skills to encourage children to confidently produce and tell stories.

 

 

Using iPads to develop Non-Fiction writing
Using apps to help plan, create and evaluate non-fiction writing

iPads are redefining the way in which children can share and demonstrate their understanding of non-fiction text forms. This course introduces you to a broad range ofapps and related ideas to make non-fiction writing more innovative and engaging.

For each text genre, examples of topics will be given alongside the tools to create and develop non-fiction texts. This will give teachers a bank of practical ideas to introduce in the classroom.

Outline of day:
9:00-10.30
- Introduction to the iPad as a tool to enhance learning in the classroom.
10:45 – 12.15 – Instructions, Explanations and Reports – Examples and apps which can be used to teach these genres.
1:00 – 2:15 – Non Chronological reports, recounts, persuasion and discussion - Examples and apps which can be used to teach these genres.
2:30 – 3.30 – Using the internet to give non-fiction writing a purpose – How to engage, motivate and inspire your children by showcasing and sharing their work.

This course is for any classroom teacher looking for new, exciting, creative and engaging ways to use technology to positively impact on children’s non fictional writing. If you've seen Alan Peat deliver training on narrative this course will augment and enhance Alan's day or it can be booked as a 'stand alone' day.

Objectives of the day – Teachers will leave with a wealth of ideas for how to utilise the iPad to develop and support non fictional writing, encourage listening and speaking as a way to develop and enhance children’s ability to share their knowledge confidently.

 

 

A whole school approach to using iPads
Encouraging all staff regardless of individual competence
to use iPads to enhance Creative Teaching and Learning

Many schools, who have invested or are thinking of investing in iPads, need concrete strategies and practical ideas which engage, encourage and develop staff so that the technology is utilised affectively across the whole school. This course will develop teachers' confidence and competence by demonstrating tried and tested activities which can then be adapted and applied to different topics, subjects and year groups. This course will share activities for less confident teachers to start with, and provide ideas for teachers who want to take the use of iPads further.

Outline of day:
9:00-10:30 - Introduction to the iPad as a tool to enhance learning in the classroom.
10:45 – 12:15 – 3 Key apps for a ‘whole’ school approach – Lee will demonstrate how these apps can be used to create, save and share the work created and produced on iPads.
1-2:15 – 3 Further key apps to develop and enhance that ‘whole’ school approach to the use of ipads as an everyday tool for the classroom.
2:30 – 3:30 – Evidencing work – This part of the course will share with staff the most effective ways to evidence and keep a record of work created and produced on the iPads.

This course is for any schools beginning their iPad journey packed with proven practical ideas that any teacher can introduce and use confidently in the classroom.

Objectives of the day – Teachers will leave with an arsenal of ideas on how to introduce and utilise confidently the iPad across the whole curriculum within a classroom environment.

 

 

The OUTSTANDING guide to using iPads across the Curriculum
Have the inspectors amazed at the many ways technology
can create and enhance learning in your classroom

After a recent outstanding Ofsted inspection, this course will explore how to effectively embed the use of the iPad to support, develop and enhance teaching and learning across the curriculum. Sharing tried and tested activities which will engage and motivate both teachers and children a like through the use of iPads. In this course Lee will share with you some of the most effective educational apps that can be adapted and applied to many different subjects and topics.

Outline of day:
9:00 – 10:30 – Apps to help you as a teacher – Sharing apps that can support and develop the many different aspects of your role as a teacher.
10:45 – 12:15 – Key apps for Literacy – sharing practical ideas for developing literacy using the iPad.
1-2:15 – Key apps for Numeracy - sharing practical ideas for developing key mathematical skills using the iPad.
2.30-3.30 – Key apps across the curriculum – sharing apps that will support and enhance science/geography and computing lessons.

This course is for any classroom teacher looking for new, exciting creative and engaging ways to introduce and embrace the use of technology to positively impact in the classroom.

Objectives of the day – Teachers will leave armed with a wealth of ideas on how to confidently introduce, utilise and continually develop ideas using the iPad to raise standards across the curriculum.

 

Raising standards in writing through Camouflage learning

In Schools today, many teachers struggle to find fresh new ways to engage children. Camouflage learning is a new approach that has been proven to engage the more reluctant writer by “tricking” them into writing. Using disciplines that focus the children into believing they are ‘playing’ while introducing key writing skills has a tremendous impact on the quality of writing. This course will provide a variety of topics that have been tried and tested within the classroom with impressive results!

Outline of day:
9:00- 10:30 – Camouflage learning – What is it all about and how can the iPad help?
10:45 – 12:15 – Game based learning for narrative – a showcase of how gaming can positively raise standards of narrative writing.
1-2:15 – Game based learning for non-fiction - a showcase of how gaming can positively raise standards of non-fiction learning.
2.30-3.30 – Game based learning across the curriculum – looking at the ways in which camouflage learning can enhance many other subjects in the curriculum.

This course is for any classroom teacher looking for new, tried and tested ideas on how to fully utilise the iPad to engage and encourage reluctant learners.

Objectives of the day – Teachers will leave with a variety of ideas for the integration and utilisation of the iPad to raise standards through game based learning.

 

Raising standards in writing using the internet
A guide to the many different web based tools that will raise standards in writing

Blogging has been proven to positively impact on developing writing skills by providing children with a real audience for their writing. This course will help teachers wanting to introduce and use blogging (and many other web based tools) to raise standards of writing. Lee will introduce and showcase how the broad range of free apps, as well as many different tools and readily available resources, will support you in raising writing standards.

Outline of day:
9:00 – 10:30 – The internet, how to best approach it as a school – Tips on the best ways to promote the school through different media disciplines.
10:45 – 12:15 – Blogging what’s it all about? – How can blogging positively impact on your children and raise standards in writing.
1- 2:15 – Web based tools to enhance learning – Sharing some examples of free web based tools to encourage the children to blog and write both in and outside the classroom.
2:30 – 3:30 – The power of social media – how using social media can and will effectively inspire and impact on both yours and children’s learning.

 

 

Workshops using iPads in the classroom
See Mr P. teach!

Mr P. can provide workshops within the schools, working together with classes to showcase just how exciting, engaging and motivating using this technology can be. If schools are considering iPads or have purchased them and want to see first-hand how iPads can be used easily and effectively in the classroom, teachers are more than welcome to join and observe the lessons to experience how this technology will transform the way in which children complete tasks.  

Workshops come in different packages:

A) Full day Project – Working with one class, Mr P will plan and deliver a full day of teaching, based on a range of projects, such as: creating eBook stories, creating and promoting music, creating and advertising their own iPad game, planning and creating a stop motion animation.
B) Full Day Split – Working with one class in the morning and one class in the afternoon, Mr Parkinson can deliver teaching relating to whichever topic: writing genre, maths objective using the iPads to enhance learning in the classroom in new and exciting ways.

Please note Lee's requirements for workshop/teaching days:

  • An interactive whiteboard with access to sound
  • Access to Wi-Fi and LAN settings if applicable
  • If schools have iPads, a desired list will be provided of apps which will be used in the training to enable staff can have a more hands on and practical session.