A team of writers have converted the Communication Services department’s Phonological Awareness Intervention kit to iOS format, using an app called Nearpod. Watch the video to understand a bit more about how this works in a classroom setting.

Once you have a Nearpod username (which you can sign up for using the free nearpod app on your iPad) you can follow the link to this page to provision your account with the Nearpod Presentations required to deliver this program.


Additional information can be found in the Communication Services Department myHWDSB page, or through this ClassActiOS document.

A list of other apps that compliment the program can be found on the HWDSB Commons iOS app repository.

As a sidenote, you will notice in the video that I help the students draw lines to each one of the cards in the “Sound, Word, Letter” exercise. This is certainly not necessary, and we did not intend to make Class Act an exercise that the students are able to complete without direct teacher guidance in small groups. You do not need have the students connect or draw on any of the pages. Our intent was to enable more efficient delivery of the program, without interfering with or affecting the program’s efficacy, which hinges on small group, face-to-face instruction.

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Jared Bennett is the Student Information System Consultant at Hamilton Wentworth District School Board.

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