Using Apple Teacher as a PL tool
Using this as a starting point we have more scope to use our face to face time to clarify their understanding and to workshop application of skills which is far more effective and beneficial. We also set up a question board where staff can post questions/ideas any time and we can all respond and help build understanding that way. It empowers those a little further ahead in their explorations to help their peers and also provides a mechanism for staff to see and interact with what others are doing and to receive support in a timely manner.
There is the option to take a quiz at the end of a unit to gain badges, but at this stage the resource themselves are the real gold! For future reference the quizzes require participants to apply what they know across a series of 5 questions per topic. Once you have completed 8 topics in iPad or Mac (it's the same qualification) you are awarded the Apple Teacher Badge and the Swift Units become available.