This is a brilliant website called edtechteacher.org. It was found by Jayne Atkinson. It is designed specifically around using iPads in schools and has lots of app recommendations for a huge variety of tasks as well as recommending lesson ideas - Full of inspiration!! Check it out by clicking on the picture or following this link: http://edtechteacher.org/apps#Begin
Office 365 is the range of high quality Microsoft apps that we are all used too... and others in the family which you may not have heard of! This handy online training course allows you to teach yourself the basics of a wide range of these apps allowing you to get a handle on things in your own time and at your own pace.
There are going to be websites that are essential for the subject you teach! These may be subject specific websites you produce like Lagan History, Politics, RE, English, Physics or Maths. They may also be past paper questions or mark schemes from the exam board. Instead of wasting time looking these up or googling them why not try to add an 'app' link to these sites on your iPad. It is easy to do! Follow the steps below:
This is one of the most commonly asked questions at this time of year. Now that you all have your class lists this is a run through of how to send them through to iDoceo from SIMS. There are new ways to save the files on to Google Drive but I will cover that later. There are a few steps in this but I guarantee once you do one class it will be easy!
This is quite a commonly asked question. You may have your new timetable all put in and nicely colour coded BUT it doesn't replicate into the rest of the year! Don't worry there are just a few simple steps to sort this out.
If you have classes in your iDoceo which you are not teaching this year but you want to save details and marks - simply follow these simple steps to 'hide' them. This will keep them on your system but neatly tucked away so as not to interfere with your current years groups
You may have a class that you have carried on from last year. Instead of having to put the class details in laboriously again .. simply follow these steps to copy.
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Zuludesk is now available for all teachers to use with Years 9 & 10.
Try to make yourself aware of how much classroom power this gives you. It should be an answer to many teachers worries about the iPads use in the classroom.
What can it do?
I will be sending out a section each day on how to use Zuludesk effectively. Please look over and familiarise yourself with this piece of software.
Today's section is from the very beginnings: How to Log On to Zuludesk:
iDoceo has now become indispensable to many of us. We have lots of our pupils marks and progress recorded on it. Many of us have also used it to record examples of good or indeed poor homework for parental interviews. The thought of all this going missing therefore would fill many of us with dread. As with everything, the solution is simply to back up your iDoceo. This is a straightforward process you will be glad to know.
Read on to find out how to Backup - Simply. Allowing you peace of mind for the future
Facebook can be used as a fantastic tool for updating friends and family with how you’re getting on in life, that is when you’re not being distracted by another cute cat video! It’s easy to end up adding a lot of personal information to your Facebook profile, most of which you may not want to be accessible by anybody who isn’t your immediate friend or family member. This is especially important to anyone working in education, as you probably don’t want your latest holiday photos to be stumbled upon by your students!
Even if you’re careful about what you post online, you may not be aware that some older posts that you’ve been tagged in could possibly still be accessed by strangers. There’s a privacy setting on Facebook called ‘Friends of Friends’ that a lot of people are unknowingly using, which means that all of your photos can be accessed by anyone who is friends with one of your Facebook friends - that means that if you’re friends on Facebook with your son or daughter, all of their friends might still be able to access your profile!
Read on to find out what your profile looks like to strangers at the moment, how you can ensure the what you post in the future is kept private, as well as how to make sure any of your previous posts are strictly only viewable by your specific friends!
For the past year, Lagan College has been using Meraki as tool to manage all of the iPads in our school. Whilst this has served us well, there have been concerns that we haven't been able to address using our current system.
Teachers want to be able to stop students playing games or using the camera in the classroom when they aren't supposed to be. Parents share the same types of concerns for when their son or daughter is at home. Teacher's and Parents both want more control over the iPad's, and we are finally able to provide that with our new iPad Management System - ZuluDesk.
What is ZuluDesk, and how can it benefit you in the classroom or at home? Read on to find out!
Showbie is a fantastic app that let's teachers and students share work with each other digitally on the iPads. Showbie Pro offers many benefits over the regular version, which we're excited to be bringing into Lagan College in August!
But what exactly are the benefits of using Showbie Pro? Read on to find out!
Padlet is a resource that offers great potential, if the teacher can think of a way in which to use it effectively. Its premise is simple: a teacher can create a virtual wall onto which students can place posts. It is similar, therefore, to the classic plenary activity where the ideas of different groups are written on post-its before being added to a poster for later review.
Many thanks to Raymond Cummings for writing this article based on his personal experiences using the Padlet app to share information with his class!
Sometimes it can be really handy to take a photo of whatever is on your iPad's screen, also known as a screenshot. Maybe you want to demonstrate something to someone in an email, or remember something that's popped up on your screen!
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