Tim Scratcherd (the School House Partnership) and I were recently asked to write a report for the Oxford Education School Improvement Series on the use of Tablets and Apps. The purpose of this report is to provide practical support and guidance for school leadership teams who are considering the purchase of tablet devices. The report is aimed at school leaders and teacher in England but the ideas within the report are transferable to other parts of the world.
With permission from Oxford I’ve be duplicating some of the report on olliebray.com over the last week. You can download the full report or order a paper copy over at the new Oxford School Improvement Tablet and App Help Centre.
The final part of the report consists of three primary school case studies. You can also download all three case studies as a separate .pdf and the expectation is that we will add further case studies over time. In particular we are conscious that we need to add some examples of Android and Windows 8 in the classroom.
For the time being though have a look to see how tablets and Apps are being used in the following schools:
- Case Study: Waltham Leas Primary Academy
- Case Study: New North Academy, Islington
- Case Study: Spring Cottage Primary School
Also, don’t forget that our report makes up a small part of the larger OUP Tablet and Apps Help Centre. Were you can also find a range of other great resources including:
- Top Ten Maths Apps from Ian Adderson
- Top Ten Teaching Apps from Ian Adderson
- Tablet and App Jargon Buster from Jan Webb
- Top Tablet and Apps Tips from David Mitchell [videos]
- Top Tablet and Apps Tips from Ian Adderson [videos]
- Tablet Comparison Chart from Jan Webb
As always any feedback on this resource is very welcome and thanks for your feedback so far which has been superb!