In their first session, the Blantyre students became comfortable working with and navigating their new tablet devices. Since their first session, they reported using programmes such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, and Read and Write Gold as part of their school work completion. Students also used internet websites available on the tablet such as Google Earth and linked to their homeroom classroom teacher's web-based sites such as bitstripsforschools or Edmodo to contribute to class work.
|A Blantyre student shows his homeroom classroom's class profile on bitstripsforschools which he uses to complete his Media work. (left) A student swipes to navigate between different programs and apps on the device. (left)|
|Tagging helps students to organize ideas, process and questions. This Blantyre student did a screen clipping from a web site. He tagged parts of the captured web page within OneNote then created a tag summary page. (right)|
- If you get a paper you have a backup..
- Take a picture of your textbook so not to have it so heavy in your backpack.
- Help me put my homework or notes into OneNote…
- Art – can edit my art digitally..make it virtual
- History – take a picture of notes
- (chart paper) charts for Math
|A Blantyre student captures a handout about Brain functions using HP Pagelift. |
(left) Capturing the page. (right) Editing and cropping the digital image.
|The group of Blantyre students brainstormed five ways that the OneNote can help them to organize their school work.|