Support Literacy and Language with iPad

Kia ora koutou, 

I am excited to showcase some of the different ways you can integrate iPad to positively impact literacy and language learning within your classroom. ⭐️

Have a think, how do you currently use Keynote to support literacy learning? Comment below and share your top tip… 💭

Now, let’s jump in and explore some fantastic ideas we can build on… 🙌🏻

Keynote is an incredible, open-ended ‘create app’ that lends itself beautifully to multimodal learning. It provides accessibility for learners of all ages and abilities, bringing forward opportunities to record audio and live video, create drawings, take photos, add text and shapes, while also pulling in content from the camera roll. These features create endless opportunities to engage tamariki (children) in meaningful literacy-rich learning experiences. 

From opportunities to integrate Keynote as a modelling book, whiteboard, or journal day-to-day; to exploring creating visual word art, animations, animated GIFs and app design - you can provide learning experiences extending and building on learning whether you’re just getting started, or have been using Keynote for years. 

There are endless possibilities when using Keynote regularly within your literacy programme to develop oral language, connect with text, strengthen comprehension, consolidate phonological and phonemic awareness, support letter formation, as well as … fostering creativity and that all-important love of learning.

So, let’s get started exploring the interface while talking through integrated ideas you can use with your learners straight away.

Make sure you have Keynote on your iPad, get comfy and follow along with me… 

Auahi ana, amazing effort koutou! I hope this video armed you with new ideas and knowledge to action within your literacy programme. I have created and shared some additional resources to continue to support you, as you build fluency using Keynote. 

Below is a digital book I have put together exploring, getting started and integrating Keynote into your literacy programme - as well as that all-important reminder to share the fantastic mahi you create!



⭐️ Literacy and Learning with Keynote Resource Book ⭐️

Remember, little and often builds on learning and promotes that shift we want to see in learning outcomes. Write, type, highlight…. Do whatever works for you to make this mahi part of your planning, when you’re planning - this will also support the successful integration of Keynote and iPad, to complement the incredible learning already happening in your kura.

Where will Keynote take your learners next? Share below an idea from this post that you are most excited about giving a go… 🐛

Ngā mihi maioha,

Emma Planicka - Digital Learning PLD Ltd Director

Apple Professional Learning Specialist (APLS) 

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Posted on April 19, 2024

Kia ora Emma, ngā mihi for sharing your resource! I'm looking forward to incorporating some of your ideas into my Year 1 ākonga learning next term. :)

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