This post is a bit late this week, I have been a very busy with placements and assignments.
It has been interesting to see in my placements the use of technology after learning many different programs and uses in the classroom. I was excited to see when I arrived that the preps at the school all have ipads. After talking to the prep teacher she explained the kids pick up using the ipads really quickly and love to use them. At the moment in the classroom the apps are mainly used to develop literacy and maths.
It was also interesting to see how a teacher used their own personal ipad. The sport teacher actually used her ipad for assessment as she was able to take video of students completing certain activities which she would later have to assess. This was really interesting as it is a quick and easy way to keep a record. It could also be used in the classroom to quickly take notes that would be easily transferred into reports as it is already electronic.
After seeing the use of ipads in the school I think it is a great resource for students and also the teacher to use.