"Create high quality multimedia content for iPad? Who? Me?" Elisabeth Rosinel was doubtful but inspired and willing to try something new. Elisabeth used iBooks Author to create iPad resources for Year 9 students of French.
Christ Church Grammar School has introduced a one-to-one iPad programme for students and matched it with a professional learning and training programme for staff to develop their skills in technical use and pedagogical practices. The aim was to ensure effective use of technology while maintaining high academic standards. Central to the training was the idea that teaching and learning is still primarily teacher directed and that teachers need the tools and skills to keep up with technological advances.
Using iBooks Author (a FREE app) Elisabeth created a self-guided interactive resource of activities and vocabulary development to accompany the textbook, Le Nouveau Taxi used by her students.
Learn more about iBooks Author.
Elisabeth explains her GOALS and EXPECTATIONS for the iBook Le Nouveau Taxi, Activiés Complémentaires:
Watch the video below to hear Elisabeth's reflections on the usefulness of her iBook: the positives include improved motivation and engagement in learning, appreciation of additional learning support, improved vocabulary and better pronunciation. (Watch the video of student evaluations.)
In 2014, Elisabeth plans to launch version 2.0 with added hyperlinks for better navigation, more content and an award system.