Technology in the classroom is a contentious subject. Talk to some teachers and they will point you to evidence suggesting there is no learning that can come from technology. Others live and breathe technology and cannot live without it. As far as the hardware goes, there are 1:1 programs, BYOD device programs and a host of alternative ways of delivering curriculum through Technology.
I am choosing to focus on one area. iPads. How might we utilise the technology available in the iPad? How might the iPad allow new opportunities for learning and what things might we do in areas such as Food Technology, Engineering and Design. I’m particularly keen to explore applications such as AR, VR and other technologies that cannot be replicated on desktops or laptops. How might the new Apple education© release and pricing affect what we do and how we use the technology?
We want to hear what you think. Ideas, concerns, perspectives from the classrooms so that together, we can develop an understanding of what might work, what doesn’t work and how we can best use the technology we have available to us as educators.
What works for you?
What are some of the barriers in regard to the implementation of new technologies?
How might we move forward in use of iPad technology in the classroom?
What role might industry play in the implementation of technology in education?
Join the conversation and help us to learn together about an area that is new to many of
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Head of Technology and Design
Helena College, Perth, WA.