Ipads in the Classroom

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Ipads in the Classroom

A place where we can share best practices for ipads in the classroom.

App suggestions, management tips, troubleshooting etc.

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Ipads in primary/junior classroom to promote crital thinking

Started by Bridget Adrain. Last reply by Susan Taylor-Brady May 9, 2015. 6 Replies

Our team is frustrated with the apps we have purchased.  Most are only trials or they constantly want you to continue to purchase more in app purchases. Many additional free non educational games are…Continue

iPads in Kindergarten

Started by Melissa Burns Apr 21, 2015. 0 Replies

We have been working hard using our iPads in kindergarten. We are finding that they are a great for assessment as they allow students to explain their thinking quickly and easily (we are using…Continue

iPad minis in Kindergarten

Started by Bessie McKinnon May 13, 2014. 0 Replies

Hello all! I have created a power point to show what I have been doing in the Kindergarten class with my project in implementing iPad minis. Bessie…Continue

Engaging students in app selection

Started by Louise LeClair. Last reply by Louise LeClair May 5, 2014. 2 Replies

So, I tried opening this discussion back in November and then forgot to check back about it... I'm not sure why it didn't "take" last time I tried it... Must have been a connection issue. We were…Continue

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Comment by Marla Sunstrum on September 29, 2014 at 11:14pm

A great app I've been using with my performance class is Aurasama. It is very similar to a QR code reader, only it recognizes a picture and brings it to life. Cool idea for parents night to put up pictures of the students performances and then the parents can watch them using the Aurasma app!

Comment by Ryne Gove on June 25, 2014 at 10:11am

I have been using educreations to allow students to share their thinking. Very similar to explain everything or Show Me apps

Comment by Ryne Gove on June 25, 2014 at 10:09am

Hi Michelle

One thing you can do is upload it to youtube then paste the link.

Comment by Michelle McKechnie on June 24, 2014 at 3:29pm
Just wondering if someone can give me a hand with how to post a short iMovie as an artefact from an iPad???
Comment by Vicky Walker on May 29, 2014 at 6:08pm

Btw, my focus was integrating the LMS with iPads as well. It is an awesome tool that connects well with the iPads.

Comment by Vicky Walker on May 29, 2014 at 6:07pm

Hi iPads group! My TLLP deals with iPads in the classroom with the 2013-14 group. It was quite the learning curve. I have done a few focus groups testing apps and a fair amount of PD now as to what works K-12. Email me at vicky_walker@lakeheadschools.ca if you would like some resources. 

Comment by Lindsay Hodgson on May 9, 2014 at 1:07pm

Looking forward to following you and sharing ideas!

Comment by Tracy Wright on May 7, 2014 at 7:48am
Thanks Jan Evans, the app sounds great. I will be sure to use this one, ( once we get rolling!) can't wait!
Comment by Jan Evans on May 5, 2014 at 7:39pm

Hi Tracey. Best of luck in your project!

The best app we have found is the Explain Everything app for engaging students, sharing best strategies/thinking in a congress and evaluating individual students' or the class' overall progress. We have built success criteria and an anchor chart with the children which they use to evaluate their own and others' math problem-solving and communication. Students first solve an open-ended problem with their math partner (they solve it on paper first, then take a picture in Explain Everything on our "mathpads", which then allows them to use the tools to explain/record their thinking). Students hand in their Explain Everything video into webdav, and we then use selected videos and our success criteria chart to self/peer evaluate and share strategies and ways to improve our answers. The Grade fours are now teaching the  Gr. 1 and 2 studentshow to use the app and the are very excited about their learning/math videos. Check out our blog at Corpus Christi Math Communication TLLP.

Thanks! 

Jane

 

Comment by Tracy Wright on May 5, 2014 at 10:40am

My grade partner and I are new to TLLP and will be starting with our iPads in the fall. We are sharing a class set of iPads for two grade four classes. Our focus will be on mathematics and increaseing basic skills (adding, subtracting, multiplication and division), engaging the students and using apps that provide automatic feedback, while tracking progress. Any suggestions to get us going?

Thanks,

Tracy

 

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