Eastern Metropolitan Region, Visiting
Teacher iPad trial
The aim of
this project was to purchase and trial iPads as a communication and learning
tool and to provide an opportunity for visiting teachers to develop skills in
using this new technology.
All VTs are
currently using iPads to support student engagement and learning. Many iPad apps have been shared during Team
Meetings and success has been celebrated.
Particular emphasis has been placed on speech apps (which are more
engaging than worksheets and provide feedback via voice recordings) and
listening, language and writing apps.
has been successful in a number of ways, the use of iPads:
Reduces the equipment to be carried for individual sessions
Has replaced the use of video camera for language sample recordings
Are used to make student presentations to teachers, parents and other students
Record student work and take photographs