This session will give your staff experience using iPad to create and develop activities that support assessment strategy. They will use apps and create workflows that are appropriate for any curriculum area and year group in your school. We’ll look at how to save time by assessing digital work and track grades, design engaging quizzes for your students, and support self and peer assessment activities with iPad.
Developing Critical Thinking with iPad
In this workshop, staff will learn a range of techniques that could support and develop their students’ critical thinking. These skills can then be applied across other scenarios and subjects. Areas covered include sharing, downloading and annotating relevant media, such as documents, images, videos and audio recordings and creating media rich notes and reports.
Designing a Professional Learning Plan that supports future skills and a narrowing curriculum
By the end of this workshop, you’ll leave with the framework of an effective professional learning plan grounded in your vision for a technology-rich learning environment. This will help support the implementation of Apple technology throughout your school.
Computing with iPad
Here we’ll look at Apple’s Everyone Can Code curriculum – an innovative computing curriculum that gives students the skills needed to become an iOS app developer using Apple’s Swift programming language. Our team will show how Swift Playgrounds could be integrated into the computing curriculum and how it could be used for cross-curricular activities. We then explore how other resources, such as Sphero robots, help develop programming skills through fun, interactive activities.
EDUCATION PARTNERS WORKING TOGETHER
Our partners contribute ideas, contacts and insight – supporting the latest moves forward in education
Who is the IFL for?
Historically, our ‘festival-goers’ have been predominantly directly from the teaching profession – headteachers, principals, senior leaders, teachers and lecturers – and we’ve always attracted a smaller number of support staff.
Feedback and consultation from our wider delegates tells us that, because the makeup of school communities is so diverse now, and because the reality is that everyone has something to gain from understanding and engaging with education (especially with the technology agenda), it means that support staff, business partners and school-linked organisations all have a vested interested in attending as a delegate. So, whilst we still expect the majority to come directly from education, our doors are now open to all!