Using iPad for school?
Learn about the iPadOS 15 updates and features teachers need to know
Want to know more? Read on for free exemplars and demonstrations of the iPadOS 15 updates teachers need to know.
How to quickly take and organise notes in any app or website with iPadOS 15
Taking and saving notes with QuickNotes in iPadOS 15
Save time and easily organise and find notes with Note Tags in iPadOS 15
Anyone who knows me or has worked alongside me knows I love organisation; folders, colour coding, spreadsheets the whole deal. Note Tagging is very fast and easy to do and I think will be a best practice I encourage in my classrooms going forward. You can also quickly select a number of previously composed Notes and tag them to add them to this system.
In this tutorial, I demonstrate how to organise and find your notes with Note Tags in iPadOS 15
Discover the tool to keep Students and Teachers focused with Focus in iPadOS 15
How to use the Focus Feature in iPadOS 15
Traditionally Do Not Disturb would hide calls unless you received multiple calls from the same number. With Focus that is still possible but now you can also disable that feature. In addition to this, you can also choose which notifications to receive and set specific schedules to repeat on multiple days.
There are always calls that you may want to receive and as a teacher I can see myself scheduling a Focus for during the school day that would turn off most notifications and allow limited calls. I think we have all lost lunch breaks catching up on notifications and missed calls that could have waited until the end of the school day so this one is also good for teacher wellbeing.
I will be also encouraging students to schedule Focus on their devices for a set time during which they would complete their homework. I think this feature has the potential to spark a lot of classroom conversations around wellness and mindfulness and we might also look at what Focus might look like during times like your school commute or the time before you go to sleep.
In this tutorial, I demonstrate how to set and use Focus in iPadOS 15
See how you can support EAL Students and Parents with the new Translate feature in iPadOS 15
With Translate conversation mode, live conversations are translated in real-time allowing a student to speak and be translated or a couple of students to engage in a translated conversation.
In practice, this is transformational for the modern foreign language classroom. A student can build on this practice outside of class time instead of waiting for that limited practice time each week. If pronunciation is off, the translation will be off so it will engage students in better pronunciation practices also.
In this tutorial, I demonstrate how to translate live conversations in real-time with Translate in iPadOS 15
If you want to see the full range of new tools and features for teaching and learning, check out my iPadOS 15 course here on the Wriggle Connect Teacher Training platform.