Friday, August 9, 2013

Challenge Based learning and the iPad

A group of educators from Catholic Education Western Australia, Sydney and Parramatta were recently able to visit Holy Family East Granville to see how they were integrating iPads in learning.

Principal Sue Guilfoyle and Leading Teacher, Technology, Timothy Butt spent some time with us, discussing their integration of iPads in learning and showing us it, in practice in their classrooms.

To assist in integrating the use of the iPad across the curriculum, Holy Family has an iPad Professional Learning Group that meets fortnightly to share ideas on using the iPad, integrating it across the curriculum for learning and assessment and trialling apps.

In the classrooms we saw students using the iPad in a variety of ways for their learning including to create MindMaps with iThoughts HD, answer surveys via Edmodo and to record their reading of a book to improve reading fluency.

Tim shared his information on how they utilise iPads with CBL in their school, including the workflows, scaffolds and Apps they use.  Click on the image to the left to download the pdf of the presentation.


 Some links to other Challenge based learning resources:

Apples website on Challenge based learning:

Challenge Based learning scoop-it

David Baugh on his site Learning in Touch has a very useful diagram of Apps he uses in Challenge Based learning.  (see right)
It breaks down the Apps into categories for use in CBL such as planning, research etc.

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