Our project explores a range of Literacy Apps for iPads that support both the teaching and learning with an emphasis on our Focus on Reading strategies. The apps support teachers in the delivery of curricula, teaching with 21st applications and skills and supporting student learning and assessment. Several sharing apps such as Google Drive, Drop Box and NearPod allow teachers to share information and work collaboratively with both their colleagues and students. This project addresses the NSW Syllabuses for the Australian Curriculum: English and, in particular, the syllabus content associated with the Reading and Viewing (Objective A) and Thinking imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically (Objective C).
Ultimately, this project endeavours to create Professional Learning opportunities for all teachers across our Community of Schools in being able to share best teaching practice in incorporating ICT skills into the 21st Century classroom.