iPad Speed Sharing Session
The first CDNIS iPad Speed Share session (iSSS) on Jan 15, 2015 was a grand slam. Inspired by the Speed Geek session from the ISKL iPad conference attended in September 2014, Vivian Fung organized our own iSSS for CDNIS lower school teachers to learn about practical apps for classroom use on the iPads. Ten tables each hosted by a teacher shared an app in 5.5 minutes and the participants then rotate to a different table in 30 seconds time. Practical experiences, learning values, hints/tips and ways of using the apps are shared by the host teachers at the table.
After the rollout of Teachers’ iPad on Nov 17, 2014, this iPad speed sharing session hopes to provide teachers with more ideas of using the iPad in a content creation methodology rather than a consumable device. The app we shared in the afternoon includes
About 60 Lower teachers including homeroom, specialist and Chinese Teachers plus educational assistants participated in the hour long sharing session. Light snacks were provided at the beginning and each tables were provided with nibbles. Feedback from teachers were all very positive. A very tight schedule but teachers are able to get a snapshot of 10 different apps in an hour. Special thanks to all teachers who shared at the host tables!
LTT will continue to provide further support to teachers who want to put these apps into practice and use them in the classroom.
(Previous published by Vivian Fung, 21 January 2015)