Courses

  • 5 Lessons

    Accessibility on Chrome

    Equity in education begins with access! If you’re using Chrome browser, on a Chromebook or alternative device, this course will unlock learning experiences for students with diverse needs, abilities and learning styles. We will cover a range of easy-to-use extensions to help customise learning experiences to include and engage every student in your class. Every student deserves a quality education with the tools they need to explore, discover, create and achieve their full potential. Chrome browser extensions help extend and expand the modern learning experience to more students, including those with disabilities and diverse approaches to learning.
  • 10 Lessons

    Accessibility on iPad

    Each child has different educational needs. Join us to discover how to use the iPad to meet the needs of ALL learners and transform your classroom. Explore powerful assistive features to completely change how an individual interacts with the device to complement their vision, hearing, motor skills, learning and literacy using an iPad.
  • 5 Lessons

    Accessibility on Microsoft Office 365

    All teachers want their students to be successful! Microsoft makes it easy for all students of various abilities to access tools to enhance their learning. We will cover accessibility tools that are built right in to Office 365 tools, without the need for extensions or add-ons! This makes learning non-stigmatizing for students who need additional support for their learning. It will also allow teachers to create more inclusive planning, teaching and learning with tools such as Immersive Reader, Dicatition, Closed Captioning and much more.  Every student deserves a quality education with the tools they need to explore, discover, create and achieve their full potential. Microsoft accessibility tools help extend and expand the modern learning experience to more students, including those with disabilities and diverse approaches to learning.
  • 12 Lessons

    Create a Virtual Field Trip with Google Earth

    With technology developing at such a rapid pace, it has never been easier to expand the walls of your classroom, and school, and explore the entire world with your students. This short course will show you how to use Google Earth to create a virtual field trip for your students. Guide them through the castles of Wales, the landmarks of Paris, or show them the world’s rainforests. On you virtual field trip you can include images, videos and websites to engage and excite your students. So pack your virtual bag, and let’s get going!
  • 7 Lessons

    Creating a Resource Bank Using Google Sites

    Expanding the walls of the classroom has never been easier since the introduction of cloud based learning products. This, along with the move towards a blended learning style of teaching, means that Google Suite For Education can help redefine how you plan, prepare, and deliver content to your students and their families. Using Google Sites, you will see how simple and easy it is to make resources readily available, by creating a resource bank, in a truly collaborative environment. Whether you’re a Google user or a complete Google newbie, this is a course for you! If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch and we will be more than happy to to help.
  • 8 Lessons

    Creativity in Google Chrome

    Welcome to our course Creativity in Chrome. So you know how to use the basics of Google Chrome, but what next?! What else can you do with Chrome? Well in our course 'Creativity in Chrome' we will guide you through a collection of six creativity tools for Chrome users, that will enable you and your students to create books, artwork, diagrams, notes, videos, screencasts, and more - all easily installed and managed at scale with the Google Admin Console. These 6 apps for creativity from the Chromebook App Hub come full of innovative functionality, resources and idea starters to help you plan creative, immersive and interesting projects. Empower your students to unleash their creativity in the classroom, and beyond. Should you have any questions throughout the course, we are here to help, and, as teachers we can suggest different ways to deploy these tools in your schools. So for now, enjoy the course, get creative, and we look forward to hearing from you!
  • 7 Lessons

    Developing Oracy & Writing with iPads

    Welcome to this course, ‘Developing Oracy & Writing with iPads.’ By taking part and completing this course, you will discover how combining the use of mobile technology, such as iPads, with traditional teaching methods and skills, can act as a catalyst for the development of literacy skills within the classroom. You will take a deep dive into the writing process where we combine the theory, and the practical, to help you raise standards in both Oracy and Writing within your class. Finally, you will be introduced to several iPad based applications which will make you want to explore their use even further in your classroom. Please follow along and complete the tasks, which suit your needs, as you work through the course. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch and we will be more than happy to to help.
  • 7 Lessons

    FlipGrid Fever

    Are you ready to catch FlipGrid fever? This course will show you the basics to get started, tools to gain more confidence and resources to take your classroom engagement to another level! Together with the power of Microsoft Teams, OneNote and Stream you will advance your knowledge and abilities to share entire Grids and specific Topics that will capture your students’ attention and imagination. Along with video guidance, this course will introduce practical ideas for use with your class, staff and parents, in-person or remotely.  Once completed you will have access to resources to use right away with your class. Please feel free to follow along using your own FlipGrid account or click here to create one before beginning your FlipGrid journey with Aspire 2Be! If you have any questions feel free to reach out and contact us.
  • 17 Lessons

    Getting Started with Seesaw

    Welcome to this ‘getting started with Seesaw’ course. By taking part and completing the course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to be able to use Seesaw effectively in your educational setting.  Seesaw, a digital portfolio, will allow you to create that powerful learning loop between you, your students and, should you wish, your students' families, to deepen student learning.  This course has been designed to allow teachers to empower students to create, reflect, share, and collaborate all within one space. Please follow along and complete tasks, which suit your needs, as you work through the course. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch and we will be more than happy to to help. Enjoy and welcome to Seesaw! 
  • 9 Lessons

    Getting started with Sketchnoting!

    Welcome to our course - Getting started with Sketchnoting! In this course you will explore the world of sketchnoting or visual note taking. If you have ever been curious about creating your first digital sketchnote, then this is the course for you - and the best bit is that you really don’t have to be an artist -  you just need to be enthusiastic and willing to learn. We will use the app Sketches School to create a simple sketchnote. The app’s specially designed interface is also ideal for sketchnoting with students. If you have any questions as you work through the course then don’t hesitate to get in touch. So we hope you enjoy the course, let’s get sketchnoting!   Please note: This course uses an iPad & Apple Pencil and the app Sketches School. These tools are preferable, as the demo uses them, though you could use alternative tools should you wish.
  • 14 Lessons

    Google Certified Educator – Level 1

    Welcome to our course G Suite for Education - Level 1! In this course, you will access a full overview of Google apps with lectures, resources to help you develop your understanding of this fantastic tool! We even provide practise questions to help you with preparation for the Google Certified Educator Level 1 exam. Our course is jam packed with top tips and insight to help you get the most out of your subscription and to transform your teaching and learning workflow. We are always on hand should you have any questions and, as educators, we can help you to start planning for deployment in your schools. So for now, enjoy the course and we look forward to hearing from you!
  • 25 Lessons

    Google Certified Educator – Level 2

    Welcome to our course G Suite for Education - Level 2! This course is for users who already know the ins and outs of G Suite for Education, but are looking to further their knowledge and understanding of additional Google tools. Our lectures and resources will do just this! We even provide practise questions to help you with preparation for the Google Certified Educator Level 2 exam. Our course is jam packed with top tips and insight to help you get the most out of your subscription and to inspire your teaching and learning workflow. We are always on hand should you have any questions and, as teachers, we can't wait to share some amazing tools which will bring new levels of engagement and excitement to your classrooms! So for now, enjoy the course and we look forward to hearing from you!
  • 13 Lessons

    Google Classroom

    Welcome to this ‘Introduction to Google Classroom’ course. By taking part and completing, you will gain the knowledge and understanding to allow you to use Google Classroom effectively in your educational setting. Google Classroom, part of G Suite for Education, will allow you to organise and manage your workflow in a completely paperless way. The course is designed to include helpful tips to help you transform your teaching and learning pedagogy and workflow. Please feel free to follow along and complete your own Google Classroom tasks, to suit the needs of your setting. If you have any questions, please get in touch and we will be more than happy to help. Enjoy and welcome to Google Classroom!
  • 8 Lessons

    Introduction to Computational Thinking

    Welcome to this course - Introduction to Computational Thinking!  By taking part and completing this course, you will explore the basics of Computational Thinking including the vocabulary and myths associated with the term.  Computational Thinking is a set of problem-solving methods that involve expressing problems and their solutions. We will explore what you already do in school to support and develop Computational Thinking skills, introduce you to unplugged activities, which require no technology at all, and help you to develop a whole school strategy to implement Computational Thinking concepts across the curriculum, and school.  If you have any questions as you work through the course then please do get in touch  - we are here to support you on your journey! 
  • 9 Lessons

    Making Connections with ThingLink

    Welcome to our course - Making connections with ThingLink!  In this course you will explore the world of ThingLink - and use it to create unique, interactive learning experiences where you can include images, audio, video, web links and more. We love ThingLink, as it’s accessible on tablets, Chromebooks and also laptop or desktop computers. So if you’re always looking for new ways to present information for yourself and your students, then this is the course for you. We will use the ThingLink app on an iPad throughout this course - though I’ll also show you how to access your ThingLinks on a Chromebook too. We will be using the free version - though there are different subscriptions available for education. If you have any questions as you work through the course then don’t hesitate to get in touch - we are here to support you through it! So let’s start exploring the world of ThingLink... Please note: This course uses an iPad and the app ThingLink. These tools are preferable, as the demo uses them, though you could use ThingLink on a Chromebook or laptop should you wish, though some of the functionality and features may differ.
  • 18 Lessons

    Microsoft Teams

    Welcome to this ‘Introduction to Microsoft Teams’ course. This course is aimed to deliver the knowledge and skills you will need to navigate as well as create functional Teams and Class Notebooks. Through Microsoft Teams you will bring students, staff, conversations, files and tools into one place, so everyone has instant access to anything they need to be successful inside and outside of the classroom. Class Notebook is a digital notebook for the whole class to receive, store and organise handouts, homework, and more. It also gives teachers multiple options for distributing and creating accessible, differentiated lessons. Please feel free to follow along using your own Office 365 account while watching the videos. If you have any questions feel free to reach out and contact us.
  • 7 Lessons

    Office 365 Essentials

    Welcome to our course Office 365 Essentials. Getting the most out of your Office 365 access or subscription can be daunting, especially as an educator with little or no experience. With this course we will focus on the following six key apps to get your classroom collaborating and exploring using your lesson content:
    • Sway
    • Forms
    • Planner
    • OneDrive
    • Teams
    • Class Notebook
    Not only will you be able to create engaging classroom lessons, you will be able to reach outside your classroom to empower your students to foster the art of the possible. As well, you will be able to foster teamwork with teaching colleagues by navigating collaborative projects, organising shared files for easy access and distributing any files or folders instantly. Should you have any questions throughout the course, we are here to help, and, as teachers we can suggest different ways to deploy these tools in your schools. So for now, enjoy the course, get creative, and we look forward to hearing from you!
  • 6 Lessons

    Outdoor Learning with Windows 10

    Welcome to our Outdoor Learning with Windows 10 Course!  What is outdoor learning? Outdoor learning is an approach to education that involves first-hand experiences utilising natural surroundings and objects to help reinforce, create and achieve learning objectives. So this means that we have to plan for the specific use of natural environments to enhance our lessons.  How can Microsoft Photos app help? Microsoft Photos app is built into all WIndows 10 devices. This means tablets can easily be taken outside and the photos taken with any Windows 10 tablet or laptop can be edited using the app. We will demonstrate how the photos app can help to support outdoor learning experiences by giving many options to record and present visual learning outcomes. Please Note: *This course requires that you have access to a Windows 10 PC, laptop or tablet.*
  • 7 Lessons

    Personalised Learning with Microsoft Whiteboard

    Welcome to our Personalised Learning with Microsoft Whiteboard course! What is personalised learning? Personalised learning is when students demonstrate mastery of content in a competency-based system, they are highly involved in setting targets based on previous or lack of knowledge they have of a concept. Students are encouraged to be involved in the planning and learning process as active participants in that learning. How can Microsoft Whiteboard help? Microsoft Whiteboard helps take lessons to another level by allowing students and teams to interact to create tasks and targets alongside the ability to draw, scale, insert relevant information from Word or PowerPoint and more. Students are in total control of how they plan, tackle and present their work individually or as a part of a team. This course will help not only introduce you to the basics of Microsoft Whiteboard but give you resources and practical examples to try out with your class! As always feel free to get in touch if you have any questions. *The course will focus on using Microsoft Whiteboard as a stand alone app. Who this course is for: Educators currently or new to using Microsoft Office 365 educational tools Educators need a visually appealing way to collaborate with students to create individual and group targets
  • 15 Lessons

    Project Based Learning on iPad

    Welcome to our course; Project Based Learning on iPad. This course will demonstrate how to create an engaging and cross curricular project using a variety of free software, tools and techniques on an iPad. The course will show you how to create professional looking, individual or collaborative projects, incorporating a range of multimedia elements as it progresses. The example project focused on during the course is aimed at a tour of a local area but the skills that are included have been so that you can easily apply them to your project based learning tasks, whilst also allowing you to differentiate between key stages and ages. As an Apple Professional Learning Provider, the course has been developed to include a wide range of iPad functions and third party apps that can be applied in a cross curricular experience, for you and your learners. It will demonstrate how to use each of these tools effectively, and hopefully spark your creativity to use them, in your environment. So if you have got access to an iPad, even if you are not already using it effectively, then this course is for you!
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