Welcome to the Hunter iPad User Group (Newcastle NSW Australia). This is a site where we discuss, review and examine the use of iPads in education.
A very handy way of assessing students knowledge on the iPad is to use multiple choice quizzes. A number of apps will do this but the most common (and free) are Edmodo or Google forms . If you often compose quizzes for your students this chart might be handy when you are constructing them.
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This is a photo of the "Pasha Bulka" - a ship that got swept ashore in 2007.
It tends to represent our situation with iPads in the Educational scene in the Hunter. Everyone seems to have them - every school and educational organisation (big, in other words !) - but are left to flounder and left on their own in regards support.
Hopefully you won't be left high and dry and we can assist each other, sharing our knowledge.
The most current information will appear here and the "Blog" page.
The Victorian Department of Education has been using iPads for a while now. Here is a link to a site they have dedicated to their use. They have done trials and case studies. An interesting site if you want to read some background or how they have used them in Victoria. http://www.ipadsforeducation.vic.edu.au