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Using iPads in the English Classroom

Practical tips for using digital technology to transform learning for your students across key stages 3, 4 and 5

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This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

Alternatively to search through our open courses visit our find a course page.

Suitable for: Heads of department, English teachers and learning support assistants working with students from key stages 3, 4 and 5 will benefit from this course.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary
  • Further Education

Course Reference: 8291WW

This course will help you to develop practical ways to improve learning in the English classroom with the use of iPads. The course is equally relevant to teachers in schools whether or not all students have their own device, or if there is a limited bank of devices. Enthusiastic or reticent, confident or apprehensive, this course will show how using iPads can generate an interactive and focused learning environment and will provide practical tips to develop teaching of English language, English literature and media.

  • Use iPads to teach reading, writing, speaking and listening skills
  • Discover the Assessment for Learning benefits of the devices
  • Develop reflective writers and confident speakers
  • Allow all students to share work across the classroom, instantly
  • Adapt your existing resources such as Powerpoint and Word documents into exciting interactive resources
  • Explore how 19 key apps can help transform your teaching can discover many more apps


Establishing a creative, collaborative environment
  • Setting up the iPad classroom so it works for you; organise students' learning and yours
  • Sharing writing interactively and immediately
  • Make the students create learning opportunities
Unleashing the potential of existing resources
  • Using Keynote, Haiku Deck, Pages and Open Office with students
  • Making your PowerPoints interactive with Nearpod
  • Bringing resources alive with YouTube, free video, Vimeo and many more
A powerful tool for assessment for learning
  • Review needs in seconds with Socrative and others
  • Peer editing and collaborative writing with Apple TV or reflector, explain everything, and many more
  • Use iBook author to develop exciting approaches to reading
Developing confident speakers, readers and writers
  • Capturing learning moments and sharing immediately
  • Using video editing and iBooks to bring texts alive
  • Practical tips to engage learners, enjoy English and get great grades
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