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1:1 Digital Learning in Edinburgh

XMA worked with us recently to film a case study looking at our progress with 1:1 digital learning across Edinburgh schools, featuring Sciennes Primary in particular. The video outlines the many advantages of 1:1, describing how it can improve and extend creative learning both within and beyond the classroom, how it increases collaboration and reflection,  and how it is actually easier to manage than ‘class in a box’.

New iPad Setup Guides

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We are pleased to publish our new set of iPad Setup Guidelines for Edinburgh Schools. These can be found on our iPad Setup page by clicking here.

Introducing some new tools, our guides should give you all the information you need to successfully setup, configure and manage your iPads, allowing you to focus on transforming learning through technology.

Are these useful? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think!

What if every pupil had an iPad?

from Bolton to Los Angeles…

Ever wondered what your school might look like if every pupil had an iPad? Have a look at this video of Essa Academy in Bolton where they’ve done just that, and witnessed a significant improvement in attainment as a result.

Essa Academy’s turnaround has been dramatic. Within two years of the pilot iPod program, the pass rate at the school jumped from 28 percent to 100 percent. Test scores have increased significantly for all students. “Students never walk in the door thinking, ‘It’s going to be a boring day,’” says modern languages teacher Jennifer Greenwood. “They’re excited by all the things we’re doing with iPad, and eager to learn.”

Click here to see the Essa Academy video and further information about iPad in education

And in the news just yesterday – Los Angeles schools do $30 Million iPad deal with Apple…

Los Angeles Unified School District of Education votes to approve common core technology project plan contract with Apple

iPad Apps to enhance learning – Episode 8

Getting creative with I Can Animate’: Episode 8 in the ‘Apps to enhance learning’ series available online today.

Following on from the highly acclaimed first series of iPad video tutorials, ‘Getting to know your iPad‘, we are delighted to launch our second series: ‘Apps to enhance learning‘. Each tutorial will focus on a specific App and demonstrate why, plus a bit of how, you would use it to enhance the learning experience. Our eighth tutorial is called ‘Getting creative with I Can Animate’. If you missed our other episodes click here to catch up. Click here for more info on the I Can Animate website.

iPad Apps to enhance learning – Episode 7

Getting creative with Puppet Pals 2’: Episode 7 in the ‘Apps to enhance learning’ series available online today.

Following on from the highly acclaimed first series of iPad video tutorials, ‘Getting to know your iPad‘, we are delighted to launch our second series: ‘Apps to enhance learning‘. Each tutorial will focus on a specific App and demonstrate why, plus a bit of how, you would use it to enhance the learning experience. Our seventh tutorial is called ‘Getting creative with Puppet Pals 2’. If you missed our other episodes click here to catch up – there’s one on the original Puppet Pals…

iPad Apps to enhance learning – Episode 6

Getting creative with Explain Everything’: Episode 6 in the ‘Apps to enhance learning’ series available online today.

Following on from the highly acclaimed first series of iPad video tutorials, ‘Getting to know your iPad‘, we are delighted to launch our second series: ‘Apps to enhance learning‘. Each tutorial will focus on a specific App and demonstrate why, plus a bit of how, you would use it to enhance the learning experience. Our sixth tutorial is called ‘Getting creative with Explain Everything’ and features some work by the students at Tollcross Primary School. If you missed our other episodes click here to catch up.

App Attack – our latest iPad CPD!

App Attack Poster Summer 2013

App Attack is a fresh, exciting, engaging, adrenalin-pumping, super-charged Friday afternoon CPD session all about iPad. Discover four different apps and what they can do for you and your learners. Hear how four educators use these apps to enhance the learning experience and find out how you can too. We’re visiting all five Edinburgh neighbourhoods, so sign up for your nearest App Attack, bring an iPad, an open mind and lots of enthusiasm.

For more details and to register visit the CPD Directory at www.edinburgh.gov.uk or see your CPD Coordinator. Course Code CF1756

App Attack Dates – Summer 2013

  • 10 May – East – Prestonfield Primary School
  • 24 May – North – Trinity Primary School
  • 31 May – West – Blackhall Primary School
  • 7 June – South – Niddrie Mill Primary School
  • 14 June – South West – Currie Primary School
  • All sessions 2pm-4pm