Tagged with iPad

Bringing a little more Google into my life

After very little deliberation, as I’ve been waiting for just such an opportunity, I decided to apply for the Google Certified Teacher Academy 2012. My application (powered by Google Docs, very obviously) has been submitted today, including the 600 words of me selling myself. The application process also required me to submit a one minute … Continue reading

Book Creator with sound files

I have written about Book Creator before but this is worth a mention. The latest update allows you to add sound files to your books. In simple terms this allows my students to blend the two language skills of reading and writing. Last week we were focusing on structuring written work. Using the iPads makes … Continue reading

Photo Sharing via BT on iPads

Susy Dunne and Mark Peggs took our second set of iPads out to one of our local feeder school recently to run a cross curricular project on Art, story telling and Intercultural understanding (the theme was the Ali Baba). One of the things Susy needed to do was to transfer photos she took on a … Continue reading


I stumbled across Pearltrees a couple of months ago (I suspect it was David Mitchell that mentioned it in a tweet). The app is free, and you can also run a desktop version. Pearltrees allows you to curate all those web pages you bookmark in a visual way. I have been using Instapaper to save … Continue reading

Apps in the classroom

I am spending my half term sorting the apps that I have been trialling in school. The one thing I do not want to do is fill iPads with things we are not going to use. As a way of archiving what I have done here is the current list of apps that can be … Continue reading

Book Creator for iPad

I decided to have a trial and error lesson today with my year 7 French using the Book Creator app for the iPad. They were asked to try the app out by creating a simple picture book in French that primary school pupils could read. I shared with them that I was trialling apps to … Continue reading

iPad class restrictions

I set up a class set of 15 ipads recently. Although this is part of a research project and I have yet to fine tune how we use them these are my initial settings: I turned the following off YouTube, FaceTime, iTunes, Ping Safari and the camera have been left on. I disabled installing & … Continue reading