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Indigenous students exploring with iPads

Thursday, 05 July 2012

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Indigenous students from Clontarf Girls Academy received an insight into using iPads as learning tools at ECU this week.

The interactive program, run as part of Explore ECU program, taught students how to use iPads effectively in the classroom.

Run by ECU iPad expert Jenny Lane, the program showed students a number of different activities including:

  • Shooting video footage;
  • Creating storyboards;
  • Adding special effects, graphics and captions to video documentaries.

“Students were engaged from beginning to end, and had great fun becoming movie directors, shooting and directing their own videos using iPads,” Dr Lane said.

“iPads are the way of the future, so it was great to interact with students and give them an insight into iPad technology, and how it can be used their studies.”

Dr Lane is the lead researcher on the Track iPad Project in Schools (TIPS) 2012, a new research project that aims to develop a best-practice model for teachers to use iPads in their classrooms. 

For more information on her research visit the online blog: Tips 2012

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