Author Archives: Paul Dutton

Ideas for iPads? First post ever!

Please allow me to be a little tentative as this is the first time I’ve dipped my toes into blogging waters. I’ve been teaching English and Media for nearly ten years now and sometimes feel that my teaching has become a bit stale so I guess I’m on here looking for ideas and looking to share them too.

I’ve recently introduced my own iPad into the classroom although at this stage I’m only experimenting with it, using GarageBand for speaking and listening with yr. 8 was successful as they recorded a chat show featuring the characters from Holes, the class reader. Also, the iPad has been used to highlight mark schemes for GCSE with the class and also poetry for yr. 9s.

I’m really excited by this technology and the impact it can have on education, so what I’m asking is this: how do others use iPads in their classrooms, what apps are useful and how do you go about getting class sets?!

I’d be really interested in everyone’s ideas and thoughts.

How did the first blog go?!