A Brief Reading on Reading List and Flipping Lessons
Bookmarks, Reading List and Favourites are an amazing feature of Safari. Safari has numerous features that enable website organisation. One such feature is Reading List and it allows visited websites and pages to be flagged and visited at a later time without wireless connection. iCloud synchronises folder order and design across Apple Devices using the same Apple ID. In result Reading List is updated across all technologies and therefore workflow in not inhibited. Providing iCloud is enabled and the same Apple ID is used across devices, the Reading List is duplicated. This assists workflow and study.
Often people bookmark sites without organising them into folders or taking advantage of Reading List. I systematically use Reading List and find it an excellent way of managing websites and resources being used within a presentation. I fear that the Reading List is under-utilised by many. It offers outstanding advantages to classroom organisation and research methods.
When students or adults are travelling to school or work they can read all websites added to Reading List. It is possible to continue research and reading on commute without a connection. No WiFi connection is necessary with Reading List. This means that users can take advantage of time and travel. As you can see in the images above I accessed Control Centre and turned on Airplane Mode. I was able to successfully access Reading List and open the flagged NAPLAN reading and completed research without wireless connection.
Unfortunately flagged sites cannot be added to folders or subjects in Reading List, however, sites are categoriesed according to whether they are 'Unread' or 'Read'. Teaching staff can take advantage of iPad Technology and use Reading List by asking students to flag various websites for later reading. If time permits recommend readings could be promoted using Quick Reference Codes (QR Codes). Poster Oven provides a unique method of advertising QR Codes by using Poster Designs. If the posters are conveniently located students can scan the codes before they leave class and add the sites to their personal Reading List. Employing this strategy is a basic method of flipping lessons. Having scammed each of the references and adding them to a Readig List means that the material can be read at home. Within the next lesson participants will be prepared to share opinions, discuss material, debate impacts or create content relevant to the subject matter.
Reading List is accessible across all Apple Devices. The sites that were scanned on iPad before leaving class will be instantly available on iPhone or iPod. In result individuals can multitask while travelling home on the train by listening to music, composing a text and completing designated readings. The process makes learning interactive, flexible and autonomous.