One skill a week.

Dear Year 4 teachers. I would like to convey my deepest gratitude to the way you responded to the few hours of training on the WorkBook LearnPad tablet. As I said in a previous blog you showed professionalism and patience and I hope that together we will continue to develop a community of learning where…

Enjoy rather than endure

We have reached another target in our journey to not just embed technology in education and enhance it, but to transform it. There are at least two great teams working together on this project: one handling the infrastructure and the other the pedagogical side. Although from the very start this project has always been described as an educational initiative and…

Light a candle

All of us have by now experienced some kind of problem with machines and new technologies are no exception, be they an automatic washing machine or a mobile phone. Living and working with and around technology is not just a story of benefits, but also a story of problems, uncertainties, demands and conflicts. The new…

The LearnPad and the shared environment.

In my 7th September blog I finished off saying that, “we need to encourage sharing among learners and sharing among educators, as sharing means that you are not alone and it makes life real.” I would like to take this up again, as this morning during our second training session, an issue was raised about…

WorkSpace

Another app that will be discussed during the training sessions is also easy to use. WorkSpace allows the learner to create pages with drawings, text and images. Project files can be saved and shared which opens up great opportunities for interactive activities. Simple gestures will change the colour of the drawing tool, its thickness or…

Animator

Animator is one of the tools apps available for free from the LearnPad content store. It is found in the LearnPad tools category. This can be chosen as a favourite and your learners can access it in any lesson profile. This will be explained to you during the training. In one of her video tutorials,…