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IPad in Education

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IPAD in Education

Started by Mike Piechocinski. Last reply by Tom DeMatteis Jun 8, 2014. 14 Replies

I am currently in a class that focuses on assistive technology in the classroom. In my research I have noticed a lot of people mentions bringing the ipad into the classroom for some use. This topic…Continue

It's hard to focus on education when it's so nice outside

Started by Jessica Pizzaia. Last reply by Nicole Kaye Jun 4, 2014. 1 Reply

Many of my students have begun their baseball season already! They are busy with their after-school activities and it is difficult for them to remain focused on what I have for them in the classroom.…Continue

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Show Me App

Started by Penny Hildinger. Last reply by Dawn Lineweaver (Penuel) Mar 31, 2014. 11 Replies

Hi everyone,I have just joined the group and am reading some great stuff....Is anyone using the ShowMe App?I am planning to Flip next year (at least one class) and it looks like a great app.I…Continue

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St. Patrick's Day is a fun-filled holiday especially for kids. Here are given some easy yet fun ways to celebrate this St. Patrick's Day with kids - …Continue

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Comment by Melissa Neiman on March 23, 2014 at 10:25am

I recently used PollEverywhere in my Kindergarten classroom, however, we did not use it on iPads. PollEverywhere is a great tool for those quick, formative assessments to check for understanding. 

Comment by Lindsey Lee Smith on March 23, 2014 at 8:17am

I'm a Kindergarten teacher and currently working towards my M.Ed in Instructional Technology, This year I have incorporated iPads into my small group instruction and are using them as an independent center for small groups. I am looking for more educational apps that I can use during the independent centers, that are user-friendly and I can track. It's much more beneficial for them and myself to be able to track their progress and success. Thanks in advance for any suggestions and help with my iPad use in the classroom.

Comment by Nina Esposito on March 21, 2014 at 7:28am

@ Jessica Thank you so much!! Can't wait to check it out! :)

Comment by Daniel Bossert on March 20, 2014 at 7:09pm

I've heard a lot of good feedback about the polleverywhere app when used with ipads in the classroom. A few of my coworkers have used it for collecting informal assessment data and personal opinion questions. Has anyone found other uses for this app that lend themselves to use on ipads?

Comment by Shelly Moses on March 18, 2014 at 8:35pm

The one app I find most useful is Explain Everything.  Some of my fellow teachers and I just gave a training of some of the various ways to use the app.  You can find the slides for the presentation on my website under the presentations tab.  I also have recommendations for apps for various purposes in the drop down menu under iPad Projects tab.  Hope it helps.

Comment by Jessica Pizzaia on March 18, 2014 at 4:03pm

@Nina I found this web tutorial on the ShowMe app. It really helped me understand what this Ipad App is all about! I can't wait to use it in my classroom! I hope this helps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dezSts90XA4

Comment by Jessica Pizzaia on March 18, 2014 at 3:51pm

I just found this link that has 200+ educational and FREE ipad apps! This has helped me when trying to add apps to my classroom ipads!

 

http://www.padgadget.com/ipad-apps-tracker/17/1/1/

Comment by Nina Esposito on March 17, 2014 at 6:14pm

Hi! I saw someone comment about the ShowMe app. I am not familiar with this.. could someone explain what it is? @ Daphne Coulbourn: I love using iTalk with the class. They get a book and record themselves reading it. They then listen to it and see if they made any mistakes. I have seen such an improvement in their reading. It is also great because you can share it with parents and they can listen to their children reading. For Kindergarten, Starfall is another great app to use. Hope this helps!

Comment by Daphne Coulbourn on March 16, 2014 at 9:56am

I am a first year teacher and using IPads in a classroom is new to me. I have a mixture of k-5 students in an ILC/SEL program and I am looking for ideas, testimonials, and experiences that can assist me with using the IPads in my room. Thanks to all of you. 

Comment by Franny Glass on March 10, 2014 at 2:41pm

Hi! I am a Middle School English teacher at a private school for special needs students. My school is very diverse and accepts students of a wide range of abilities. It is imperative that I used technology in the classroom to accommodate all abilities. For example, I have one student who has limited manual dexterity so she uses her iPad to complete nearly all classroom assignments. This is great because otherwise an adult would have to scribe all of her answers. I love seeing the increased independence, and consequently increased self-esteem, that has blossomed since the introduction of the iPad.

 

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