Friday, 20 October 2017

iPad Essentials Awards


Members of Malcolm Arnold Academy's Creative Design Department this week earned their 'iPad Essentials' Awards following a successful workshop.

A few minutes after the initial setup,  the team were taking and editing photos, installing apps from our Self Service app store, getting creative with Snapseed, sharing files with each other on Google Drive and mirroring to the classroom board - the enthusiasm was contagious!

The iPad itself fits perfectly with a Creative Design department - using the camera as a visualiser to see demonstrations clearly on the classroom board is often a game changer for teachers, and with tonnes of creative apps available there is a wealth of possibilities. Everyday tasks like taking pictures of student's work and printing them become far easier - with teachers able to take photos and upload to Google Drive, enabling technicians to be able to print at a later date: hassle free and saving lots of time.

In a few weeks, we will be back working with the team and running a workshop on video making and animation - we look forward to seeing how everyone is getting on!

The iPads, along with integrating some of our other services like DRET TV, and using other eLearning tools such as Google Classroom, is an exciting direction that HoD Mrs Prince wants to take the department in - and one which we believe will really have an impact in and out of the classroom. Watch this space!

If you are interested in seeing what the Malcolm Arnold Creative Design Department are doing, you can follow them on Twitter @mrsprincessmaa or follow the eLearning team @star_classroom.
If you are interested in eLearning training for your team or department, then please get in touch with the eLearning Team. Our Core Awards can be found at awards.dret.cloud

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