Saturday, October 19, 2013

Student Documented Workflows for the iPad

Students love to share how they do things. This is especially true when they are working on iPads. I have started to collect and document some of these workflows to share with other classes and other schools. These are all taken directly from my conversations with Yr 4, 5 and 6 kids. All I have done is to put them in a similar format. What is interesting for me is how reflection of both the process and the product is so important for them. The student's talk about moving full circle so if they are not satisfied with the product they can modify or enhance it further.

I see these being used two ways. The first is as a simple visual prompt for students. The top half of the sheet is perfect for this. They get to see a quick process. They get to see how it could work. The best thing about this is that people will see these and go, "That's good but if I was going to do this I would use.......".

If students and or teachers want a more detailed explanation than the step-by-step instructions are available.

Print them off, fold it in half and use as posters in your class. I hope you find these useful.


  1. This looks great, thank you; however, when I try to open the Vocabulary words on the iPad, the Talking research on the iPad opens again. It would be great to have access to the Vocabulary poster also. Thank you again!

  2. This are so helpful. My teachers were thrilled to have step by step instructions, and happy teachers make me happy!!

  3. Thanks Greg for so kindly sharing. These are very helpful. I do hope karma takes very good care of you. :)

  4. Thanks for this fantastic idea. I work with teachers implementing iPads, and believe that the visual representation you offer here will really benefit them in their thinking and planning.


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