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I’m writing this blog post on a Chromebook. After 20+ years of using Apple technology, I feel a bit of a traitor! No, seriously! I have always genuinely championed a mixed platform of experiences for learners. I’m using this Chromebook to explore the possibility of a mixed platform of iPads and Chromebooks.
You really need an American accent to pronounce Plickers! It is a fun way of gathering formative assessment data and it’s free! Unlike most polling and voting systems the teacher needs only one device. The learners are each given a four-sided simple QR code. Each of the four sides represents possible answers to true/false or multiple choice questions.
Exploring symmetry is a popular classroom activity. There are plenty of hands-on and creative ways of doing this without any technology. If you want to use technology, the iPad can contribute to the process. The free Photo Booth app has a great mirror effect.
Catch up with Toucan’s Apple Education Trainer, Julian Coultas, and 5 other educators as they bring you the best in apps and workflows.
The iPad is often used as a tool for marking digital content; this is often in PDF format. Here we are going to discuss annotating a student’s work on the iPad.
Toucan Computing and Havering School Improvement Services (Hsis) are excited to invite you to our second Havering iLearning Festival. During this festival you will hear from Mark Jones, Primary head teachers and Ofsted inspector as well as Julian Coultas, Apple...
Gareth did a fantastic job. We were both very impressed with what he did which has got us where we need to be with our iPads.
Thanks again for your years of continued support and expert advice, it means a lot to us that we can always trust on you to provide nothing less than the best!. You always go the extra mile and I appreciate that.
I meant to email you today to say how happy I was with Andrew's support on Monday. Everything I asked for was possible and completed. There was no moan, no fuss, no impossible thing. Andrew made our training day successful and complete. His patience was tremendous.
Julian's training was excellent. Staff were really engaged and motivated. We'll book him again!
I have just got back from a very valuable morning at Heronsgate which has been immensely helpful. Thanks very much for facilitating this. Your advice is much appreciated.
I'd love to thank you for all the support and help you provided during your visit on Wednesday.
Our relationship with Toucan is always very professional. As a company their values match with ours. The apprenticeship scheme they offer is excellent and gives us ICT support whilst investing in a young person's future career prospects.
Thanks so much for sending Andy in today. He was an absolute trooper and slogged away all day at getting us back online. It didn’t take knowledge alone; a lot of creative thinking and determination was required. I was very impressed.
Toucan is a great Mac company that we have been using since it started more than 20 years ago. Staff listen to your needs, treat you intelligently and provide great service. They're always prepared to go that extra mile. And, better still, they do it with a genuine smile.
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for your help with sorting out the iPads and setting them up. Gareth did a brilliant job with no fuss. I was really pleased and appreciated not being needed while teaching. I will be strongly recommending you to any other schools looking to get iPads.
Thank you Andrew; it’s a pleasure working with you. You’ve been friendly, supportive and always willing to find a solution for us. You’re a star!
Just a quick note to say thank you to Alex, who helped me this afternoon with expired tokens. He was super helpful. Great service from Toucan, as usual.
Dear Andrew, I have finally made it to the end of the school year and with that I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for ALL the help and support that you have given me! I am always grateful for your time and sometimes feel I would be lost without you!!
I just want to put on record our appreciation of the support that Aman provided yesterday, along with the unscheduled additional support today. His work, especially in liaising with LGfL, was instrumental in getting the system back on an even keel. Thank you.