Friday, 1 June 2012
We have an amazing group of parents who are keen to learn more about how we use our iPads, how to buy their own, and how to get started using this amazing tool. Their children are coming home so excited about their learning, and parents want to be involved and keep up with the technology being used. So, to help them make a start, this morning we held a seminar and morning tea for parents in our School Library (9:00 am - 10:40 am). We had a great turnout of 13 enthusiastic parents.
If you'd like to see some of what was covered, you can view the iPads4Parents slideshow that was used. This provides only a general framework for some of what we shared and discussed. We looked more closely at how to navigate on an iPad, some of the key settings including enabling restrictions, how to type, how to sync an iPad and organise apps via iTunes, and a general look at the organisation of the apps we are using, along with some examples of student work using these and published on our class blogs.
Interest was so high, that we are being asked to run more sessions, building understanding further from this morning's basics. Watch this space for information about any future sessions!