I used the iPads for a Yr 7 revision lesson. It was the first time I had used them, so used it as a bit of an experiment! I set a clear task for the students to produce an animation or video, using the program of their choice, with a set of success criteria. The students used the sock puppet animations, the comic book one, and another animation program. Some students made films of themselves instead. They certainly enjoyed the lesson and all were on task throughout. I am concerned that the novelty of the iPads took over from the ‘Science’ though! Students who were more familiar with iPads were more successful, not having the novelty factor obstructing their work.
Through more regular use I think this will be a very valuable resource. CS