Wednesday, 27 September 2017

iOS 11 new features

iOS 11 landed last week, and we've been putting it through its paces. Ignoring a couple of glitches that will soon be patched, it's a fantastic upgrade from 10 in our opinion - especially from a class teacher's point of view; and even more so when looking it at it through our Star Classroom lense.

Firstly, the Control Centre has been overhauled and combined with the App Launcher. Saves time, and also allows you to add your own buttons to the Control Centre. Nice.

Secondly, the Dock now has a space for recently used apps. Again, time-saving and far more practical especially when jumping between apps in front of a class. Speedy.

The best new features in our Star Classroom opinion? The ability to add markups to screenshots and photos. We are huge advocates of the importance of providing feedback to a class via the big screen at the front by using the iPad as a visualiser - but now with the ability to add markups, you can add written feedback to student's work on the big screen without needing the interactive board as your writing tool. Efficient.

Our latest training video is our first look at iOS 11 and looks in more depth at the above features, from the perspective of a class teacher. Well worth a look. More videos are on their way too, so watch this space.


Click the image to watch the video

For more information, or to arrange any eLearning training, contact elearning@dret.co.uk

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