Course 5Know and use your Windows tablet device

The sessions in this course are specifically designed to help you familiarise yourself with your Windows tablet device. The beginner level sessions focus on the physical tablet, connecting to the internet and personalising your device. The intermediate level explores the world of apps, the internet and more advanced personalisation. The advanced level will make you truly comfortable with your device, and finally prepare you to take it to school for teaching.

Beginner Level

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  • Entry LevelNovice

    Session 1

    All about my Windows tablet device

    Learn about the different types of tablets in this session that focuses on the physical qualities of the Windows tablet device.

  • Entry LevelNovice

    Session 2

    Making contact with the world with my Windows tablet device

    Learn about using email on your Windows tablet device in this session that focuses on setting up and using an email account.

  • Entry LevelNovice

    Session 3

    My Windows tablet device is mine!

    Learn about personalising your Windows tablet device in this session that focuses on using your tablet meaningfully.

Intermediate Level

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  • Entry LevelBasic

    Session 1

    There's a Windows app for that

    Learn all about apps in this session that explores what apps are, how to use them, and where to find them.

  • Entry LevelBasic

    Session 2

    Finding it on the internet with Bing and Microsoft Edge

    Learn about effectively using the internet on your Windows tablet device in this insightful session on browsing the web.

  • Entry LevelBasic

    Session 3

    Making the Windows tablet device work for you – files

    Learn about different files on your Windows tablet device in this introductory session documents, spreadsheets and slide shows.

Advanced Level

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  • Entry LevelStandard

    Session 1

    Making the Windows tablet device work for you – calendars and data management

    Learn how to successfully use the calendar and contact apps, and how to manage your data on your device.

  • Entry LevelNovice

    Session 2

    Making the Windows tablet device work for you - eBooks and eReaders

    Learn how to effectively read on your tablet device in this session on eBook, eReaders, Open Source content and Creative Commons.

  • Entry LevelStandard

    Session 3

    Taking the Windows tablet to school

    Learn about how to use your tablet for educational purposes in this session on how to use your tablet device at school.

How to choose the right session for you

Some of the sessions require that you have particular skills so that you can benefit completely from the session. The table below will quickly help you decide what your skills are. Each session indicates what level of ICT skills on a device is required to successfully complete it.

Entry LevelNovice

  • I have never used a tablet before and don’t know how a tablet works.
  • I cannot send or receive emails on a tablet.
  • I cannot upload or download files (e.g. a PDF or images) on a tablet.
  • I cannot download an app from the relevant online app store (e.g. Google Play Store).
  • I have never used a tablet for teaching and learning.

Entry LevelBasic

  • I have used a tablet before, but need assistance in most tasks.
  • I am able to send and receive an email on a tablet.
  • I cannot upload and download files (e.g. a PDF or images) on a tablet.
  • I cannot download an app from the relevant online app store (e.g. Google Play Store).
  • I don’t use a tablet for teaching and learning.

Entry LevelStandard

  • I use my tablet for teaching and learning.
  • I show YouTube videos on a tablet as part of my lessons.
  • I use tablets in class mainly for drill-and-practice exercises.
  • I use eBooks on my tablet, while the learners use print books.
  • I decide when and how we use technology in class.

Adoption Level

  • I use my tablet for teaching and learning, and also for management and administration.
  • I embrace the use of tablets for teaching and learning.
  • I use blended learning techniques, such as eBooks, but I also use print books and paper.
  • My learners and I use eBooks on our tablets in class and watch videos on our tablets related to the topics we learn about.
  • I always use tablets for specific tasks, but not all the time.
  • My learners have their own tablets OR our school has a shared set of tablets, that I use as often as I can.
  • Although I decide how and when we use technology in class, I am gradually guiding my learners towards independent use of tablets.

Adaptation Level

  • I am used to technology and I use my tablet for teaching and learning, and also for management and administration.
  • I have a cloud-based system such as Google Drive, or a learning management system, that is linked to my tablet when I teach.
  • My learners and I use tablets in class and I push content to them using our learning management system.
  • My learners use tablets in class, and this helps them develop future-oriented skills such as collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking.
  • My learners come up with new ways of using tablets in their group work and individual learning.
  • My learners are growing closer to the time when they’ll be able to use their tablets independently.