iPad for Learning
Dulwich College Suzhou Junior School has more than 50 iPads for students use enhance learning in the classroom.
Mobile devices are transforming the way we teach and learn. Powerful creative tools, interactive textbooks and a universe of apps and content make for endless learning possibilities.
We know that many of our students have the device at home as well.
We hope that your child can utilise the learning benefits of the device to its fullest. Below are some essential apps to help you get started.
Mathletics - FREE
Mathletics Student is available as a free download to all mathletics.com subscribers and requires login credentials to access.
Puffin Academy - FREE
Access Education City and other educational flash-based websites on your iPad! Puffin Academy is a wicked fast Mobile Flash Browser for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. Puffin Academy enables Adobe Flash based educational websites on the iOS platform.
School eLockers - FREE
This app that gives you access to the DCSZ eLockers system anytime, anywhere on your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. With the School eLockers App you can view your documents, images and movies directly within the app, and open supported files in third-party apps for viewing and editing.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary - FREE
the app offers voice search – to let you look up a word without having to spell it – along with an integrated thesaurus, example sentences, Word of the Day, Favourites, and more. A great tool for reference, education, and vocabulary building.
Educreations Interactive Whiteboard - FREE Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Creating a great video tutorial is as simple as touching, tapping and talking. Explain a math formula... Create an animated lesson... Add commentary to your photos... Practise writing Chinese characters...
It's an app we use a lot of in school.
Brainpop - Free
For more than a decade, BrainPOP has been a trusted, go-to source of animated, educational content, in homes and in thousands of subscribing schools around the globe.
Khan Academy - FREE
A great resource for students.
Khan Academy allows you to learn almost anything for free.
It covers a massive number of topics, including K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even the humanities. The video clips come with subtitles and are downloadable!
MetaCert Safe Browser with Parental Controls - FREE
A feature-rich, reliable and safe web browser for kids. It combines image, video and search content filtering that is customisable.
For families with young children, we recommend disabling Safari and use this browser instead. ( Disable Safari (Settings > General > Restrictions)
AVG Family Safety - FREE
AVG Family Safety® is a free, secure, family-friendly Web Browser, which helps protect your children from inappropriate websites, while also keeping your whole family safe from scam, fraud, phishing and potentially malicious online content.
Rover (web browser with Flash) - FREE
Rover is an educational app and the only education browser for your iPad designed for teachers and students of all ages. Rover is targeted towards enhancing the K-12 education experience, bringing the best online learning content to your iPad- including access to content ordinarily available on the Apple tablet. They have partnered with major education brands to make sure you have access to leading educational content on the iPad.
Digital Passport for Kids - FREE
The games and videos inside teach kids from 7-11 the essentials for staying safe online not only on laptops and computers but on mobile devices, all important lessons about digital life.
TinyTap - Moments into Games - FREE
TinyTap allows kids to create little fun and interactive games by adding images and recording their questions. It's great for honing kids' listening and speaking skills.
Links to resources
iPad Apps Recommendation
iPad in Education
More Apps Recommendation ( needs updating)
Useful Online Guide
Understanding Restrictions on the iPads for parents
Setting Parental Restrictions
Safe Search Websites:
Online Safety Resources
More ICT Resources
More information on educational technology here.
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