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Recording and Sharing Classroom Input with iPad and Skriva Stylus

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Screen Recording your Students Understanding: A Teacher’s Tutorial with Skriva Stylus

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Enhancing Feedback on Student Projects: Skriva Stylus in the Classroom

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Recording and Sharing Classroom Input with iPad and Skriva Stylus

Notes

19th February 2024

1:58

In this tutorial, I demonstrate how the iPad, in partnership with the Skriva Stylus, transforms classroom teaching by allowing me to easily record and share interactive lessons. I cover the seamless integration of the Notes app and AirPlay with Apple TV, showing how to make learning materials accessible and revisit-able for students at any time. This video showcases a practical and innovative teaching method, leveraging technology to enhance educational engagement and retention.

Screen Recording your Students Understanding: A Teacher’s Tutorial with Skriva Stylus

Freeform

19th February 2024

1:50

In this educational YouTube video, I demonstrate an innovative method to assess student understanding using an iPad and the Skriva Stylus. By guiding viewers through the process of creating a screen recording while solving a problem, I showcase how this partnership with Skriva Stylus enhances teaching techniques. Learn how to seamlessly integrate technology into the classroom and empower students to articulate their problem-solving strategies effectively.

Enhancing Feedback on Student Projects: Skriva Stylus in the Classroom

Photos

19th February 2024

1:38

In this video, I demonstrate an innovative way to provide feedback on students' work without marking their original pages, using the camera app on an iPad to capture their projects. I then use a Skriva Stylus to annotate these images directly on the iPad, showcasing how this tool can enhance the feedback process in a digital learning environment. This tutorial is part of a special partnership with Skriva Stylus, highlighting its effectiveness in educational settings. Join me to discover how this approach can revolutionize the way you interact with student work, making feedback more engaging and preserving the integrity of their original submissions.

Advanced Colour Selection and Customisation in Sketches School

Sketches School

18th February 2024

1:08

Discover how to unlock the full potential of your colour palette in Sketches School with this QuickTip for iPad. Learn the secrets to expanding your colour selection, fine-tuning shades, and even incorporating hex codes for the perfect match. Dive into the art of colour customisation to elevate your digital artwork to new heights.

How to Extract Colours from Photographs with Adobe Colour

Adobe Colour

18th February 2024

3:26

In this video, I guide you through an innovative approach to enhancing your Keynote presentations by extracting and utilising real-world colours from photographs, using Adobe Colour. I'll demonstrate how to seamlessly integrate these colours into your presentation for a more thematic and visually appealing experience. Discover the simplicity and effectiveness of Adobe Colour in bringing your creative ideas to life, with practical steps and tips for users of all levels.

Capture the Stars with Astrophotography on iPhone

Camera

4th February 2024

2:08

Discover how to capture breathtaking photographs of the night sky using your iPhone's night mode feature. Learn the secrets of long exposure photography to reveal stunning details and stars that are invisible to the naked eye. This tutorial guides you through the easy steps to achieve magical night-time shots, transforming the way you photograph the dark sky.

iPhone Live Photos: A Step-by-Step Guide to Long Exposures

Camera

28th January 2024

1:04

Discover the magic of Live Photos on iPhone in this tutorial, where I demonstrate how to transform a simple snapshot into a stunning long exposure image. Watch as I capture the dynamic movement of a waterfall in Dartmoor, and then use the Live Photos feature to create a mesmerising effect, making the water appear glassy smooth. Learn this easy yet impressive technique to bring your photographs to life and add an artistic touch to your memories.

iPhone Camera Guide: Achieving Perfectly Straight Horizons

Camera

28th January 2024

0:47

In this video, I explore a useful feature in the iPhone's Camera that helps ensure your photos have a perfectly straight horizon. I'll guide you through the Settings to enable the spirit level-like feature, which displays a horizontal line in the Camera that turns yellow when the phone is perfectly level. This tip is especially handy when using a zoom lens, such as the 5x lens, ensuring your images are always flawlessly aligned for the best photographic results.

Device and Students Reports on the Class Summary Screen in Classroom

Classroom

21st January 2024

2:00

In today's video, I delve into the highly useful Class Summary feature of the Classroom app for iPad, a key tool for educators. As we conclude a lesson, it's essential to end the class in the app, revealing the Class Summary screen. This screen provides a comprehensive overview of the apps used by students during the lesson, allowing teachers to see which apps were accessed and for how long. This insight is invaluable for ensuring that students remain on task. Additionally, I'll explore the functionality for reviewing files AirDropped to the teacher's iPad during the lesson, highlighting the need to save these files before the class session ends. Moreover, the video will showcase how tapping on a student's name reveals their individual journey through the lesson, offering a detailed view of the apps they interacted with and their sequence of use. This feature is particularly beneficial for tailoring future lessons to student needs. Concluding the session is as simple as hitting "Done," preparing the app for the next class. This tutorial is part of my QuickTips series, aimed at empowering educators with efficient ways to incorporate Apple technology into their teaching methods.

Get Instant Student Feedback using Classroom

Classroom

21st January 2024

1:44

In today's video, I'll be exploring the dynamic capabilities of Apple's Classroom app, particularly focusing on its screen monitoring feature for instant student feedback. This innovative tool transforms the iPad into a powerful teaching assistant, allowing for real-time assessment and immediate understanding of student progress. I'll demonstrate how, akin to the traditional use of whiteboards for instant responses, the Classroom app can be used to monitor student inputs on apps like Notes or Keynote. This method is particularly effective for conducting quizzes and gauging comprehension in-the-moment.

I'll also delve into the functionality of grouping students based on their feedback, which is vital for tailoring subsequent lessons and ensuring no student falls behind. This approach not only enhances interactive learning but also allows for a deeper understanding of each student's grasp of the material. Whether it's using colour coding for quick visual feedback or creating focused groups for targeted teaching, this video will showcase how the Classroom app can be an invaluable asset in your teaching toolkit. Join me to discover how to make the most of this technology in your classroom.

Group AirDrop with Student Devices in Classroom

Classroom

21st January 2024

1:51

In this video, I delve into the transformative power of using AirDrop in conjunction with the Apple Classroom app on the iPad, a game-changer for educators. I demonstrate how seamlessly one can share a Keynote document, or any file, with an entire class instantly, bypassing the tedious process of selecting each student individually. This feature not only streamlines the file-sharing process but also significantly saves time, allowing for a more efficient and engaging classroom experience. Additionally, I explore the reverse functionality – students sending files directly to the teacher. Intriguingly, these files are automatically accepted and organised in the teacher's inbox, with each student's name appended to their document, eliminating any confusion over ownership. This video is an essential guide for educators looking to harness the full potential of Apple Classroom and AirDrop to enhance their teaching methods and classroom management.

Open Apps and Control Student Devices in Classroom

Classroom

20th January 2024

3:35

In this informative and practical video, I delve into the advanced features of the Apple Classroom app, focusing on controlling student iPads in a classroom setting. I demonstrate how to open apps and websites remotely on student devices, a feature that greatly enhances classroom management and learning engagement. By creating groups of students, I showcase the ability to launch specific apps like AR Maker, either across the entire class or group by group, ensuring a tailored learning experience. The video also covers the "Lock In App" function, which restricts students from exiting an app until the teacher unlocks their devices – a crucial tool for maintaining focus during lessons. Furthermore, I explain how to send links and open books in the Books app, simplifying the process of directing students to relevant online resources and educational content. With real-time screen viewing and the ability to AirPlay student screens to the class, this video is an essential guide for educators looking to leverage the power of the Apple Classroom app for more dynamic and controlled digital learning environments. Join me in exploring these features and more, and don't forget to check out the complete beginner's guide to using Classroom in the playlist at the end of this video.

Lock Screens and Manage Students Devices in Classroom

Classroom

20th January 2024

2:20

In today's video, I delve into the transformative capabilities of Apple Classroom for managing student devices in an educational setting. As a teacher, this tool can be indispensable for maintaining focus in the classroom. I'll guide you through essential features such as closing active apps to redirect students' attention, locking iPad screens to eliminate distractions, and effortlessly creating dynamic groups for targeted teaching. Whether you're dealing with younger students who require a bit more guidance or older pupils working in collaborative groups, Apple Classroom offers a flexible and efficient way to manage technology in your classroom. Join me as I share practical tips and firsthand experiences to help you make the most of these features, ensuring your lessons run smoothly and your students stay engaged.

Monitoring Students Devices in Classroom

Classroom

20th January 2024

2:00

In this educational YouTube video, I explore the screen monitoring feature of the Apple Classroom app for iPad, a vital resource for teachers in digitally integrated classrooms. The video provides a step-by-step guide on how to use Apple Classroom to view live previews of student iPads, enabling educators to monitor and manage classroom activities effectively. Focusing primarily on the screen monitoring aspect, it demonstrates how teachers can observe different student groups based on app usage, such as Times Table Rockstars or Maps, and offers insights into viewing individual student screens in real-time. This tutorial is perfect for educators seeking to enhance their digital supervision skills, offering practical tips on how to utilise this feature to its fullest, ensuring that students remain engaged and on task during lessons. The video is a valuable resource for those interested in classroom technology, iPad usage in education, and effective digital classroom management.

Enrolling Devices in a New Class in Classroom

Classroom

20th January 2024

2:18

In this informative YouTube video, I delve into the set-up of the Apple Classroom app for iPad, focusing on how to enroll student iPads into a class. I guide you through the essential steps of adding students and creating new classes in the Classroom app, ensuring seamless class management. This tutorial is perfect for educators looking to leverage the power of Apple technology in their teaching environment. Learn how to set up your class, invite students with a simple four-digit code, and manage multiple classes effortlessly. This video is packed with practical advice and tips, making it an invaluable resource for teachers aiming to integrate iPads into their educational toolkit. Whether you're new to the Classroom app or looking to refine your skills, this video is a must-watch for anyone in the field of education using Apple devices.

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