iPads in Education – Enhancing student learning by Lynda Cutting

iPads at Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent Teacher Interviews and Three Way Conferences are coming up for many schools and we know what a valuable part they have to play in student learning. iPads can help support this time. Of course they are a wonderful way to share student learning as students can show the work they have done and reflections they have made about their learning goals. If students are at the meeting a screen casting appsapp such as Educreations, ScreenChomp or Explain Everything could be used to document learning goals for the next semester, created collaboratively with the student, teacher and parent.
The downside of parent teacher interviews is the waiting time for parents between interviews but this could also be an opportunity to show some of the amazing things the iPads have enabled their children to do, how learning is changing and to showcase your school…..and of course waiting time won’t seem so bad after all. Here are just a few suggestions:

  • Display all sorts of student work including art, literature responses, maths explanations and models but add a QR code using SoundC!oud or Record MP3 so that students can record their descriptions, reflections or explanations about their work.
  • Create learning stations for subjects such as maths, language or science with not only physical materials but QR Codes links to online games or resources such as read-a-long books or videos that parents could access from home to share with their children.
  • Display posters created by students using tools like Turbo Collage, Pic Collage or Phoster with QR Links to video of student learning and reflections or highlight great class or student blogs, videos or other digital work.

If you have any other great ideas, please share them by adding a comment.

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This entry was posted on June 16, 2013 by in Writing and tagged , , , , , .
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