Our last day in San Francisco. The AISWA ICT Study Tour group arrived at the famous 1 Infinite Loop address and made their way to the Executive Briefing Centre for a full day session with the Apple education team. Delegates were introduced to some of the latest Apple advances and specialist knowledge on learning strategies, content and tools, mobile devices and technology management in education. Although much of the content cannot be shared in this public forum, delegates may wish to reflect on how Apple’s digital content, mobility and opportunities for “targeted pedagogy” learning discussed today is transforming education within their own educational context.
Public resources shared today:
Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action
Simon Sinek, author of the bestselling Start with Why, has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers .
One Best Thing
A collection of books, created by Apple Distinguished Educators (ADEs), that demonstrate the use of Apple technologies to transform teaching and learning. Each One Best Thing book shares a unit, a lesson, or a best practice and is designed to help another educator implement a successful practice. It’s a professional learning idea championed by an educator—in word and action—that others can look to for ideas and tips on how to replicate.
ADE Wes Molyneaux
ADE Kristi Meeuwse
ADE Larry Reiff
Example of iBooks created by students:
Invertebrates (created by 8th grade middle school students)
Understanding Digital Kids (Ian Jukes) (children’s brains wired differently)
Textbook: E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth
Textbook with great examples of interactive content and “widgets” — being distributed chapter by chapter
Augmented Reality Apps
Spacecraft 3D from NASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory