Greenacre Public School – personalised learning workshop

Notes for the workshop on October 29 2014


We’ll use Padlet to run the backchannel for the workshop. Here’s the link for our session
There is a version of Padlet tailored to the needs of schools.

iTunes U

Apple’s iTunes U page
How to create a course
in iTunes U

iBooks Recommendation

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Search the iBooks Store for ‘One Best Thing’ to find a list of multi-touch books which explore great ideas for transforming learning.

SAMR Model

Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition – an introduction with examples by Dr Ruben Puentedura. (PDF Download)

The SAMR model explained by students:

Dr Ruben Puentedura’s blog – SAMR in the classroom (PDF download)

Padagogy Wheel

Merging the ideas of the SAMR Model with Bloom’s Taxonomy and suggesting suitable apps.
Download a PDF copy of the Padagogy Wheel Version 3.


Apple’s Accessibility page.
Accessibility tips and tricks.

iBooks Author

Here is Apple’s iBooks Author support page.
Video tutorials – using iBooks Author to make a Multi-Touch Book (YouTube)

Simple English Wikipedia

As it says on the home page of Simple English Wikipedia “We use Simple English words and grammar here. The Simple English Wikipedia is for everyone! That includes children and adults who are learning English.”

How to collate Simple English Wikipedia into a book you can download and share. Here’s how to have more advanced control over the layout of your book.


Appitic – A great list of Apps categorised and reviewed by Apple Distinguished Educators
Powtoon – create nifty animated presentations, this is a link to the education version
Prezi – ‘Prezi’s zooming canvas opens up the classroom to active learning and interactivity’

iTunes App Store: 
Educreations – ‘interactive whiteboard and screencasting tool’
Book Creator – create interactive books on the iPad
iTunes U – create and manage online courses
MyScript calculator – use your handwriting for calculations

Mac Apps:
iBooks Author – create multi-touch books on a Mac for viewing on an iPad


Share files wirelessly between iOS devices and Mac using Yosemite


Guide for students turning in assignments