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 Bessie McKinnon on October 22, 2013 at 1:09pm

I am waiting for my iPad minis to arrive....hopefully later this week. I am in a Kindergarten class and am looking for specific K apps that the students can use to create work and present such as Educreations. Any suggestions anyone may have for K apps -gaming, curriculum, research or creating I would the suggestions.

Comment by Louise LeClair on October 3, 2013 at 11:01am
P.S. Charlene, the link is a process through which you can block ALL apps except the one you want a student using.
Comment by Louise LeClair on October 3, 2013 at 10:59am
In our project we're using two things that seem to be working out so far that don't require constant submissions.
Check out this link: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/08/wonderful-visual-guide-t...
The other thing we did was purchase licences for Reflector. It allows us to have an image of all the iPads in the room on a desktop. As long as they are accessing the same wifi, it works great. You can also use the program to project those images so that the whole class can follow what is happening on the tablets. Using those with a whiteboard application or a learning game, you can have one student working the iPad and everyone else watching and participating from their seats.
Comment by Louise Robitaille on October 2, 2013 at 9:00pm

Always have students present their work to you and the class(peers). It will soon be obvious to you who has done the work you have assigned. Also, students love sharing what they've done and will usually make sure they share their best work. It's a good time for teacher to give feedback to help them grow!

Comment by Charlene Bennison on October 2, 2013 at 8:42pm

Hi Everybody in IPads in the Classroom group! I am new to iPads. How do you monitor if your students are using the iPads properly? There are no password blocks that you can put on files or apps- is there? So how do you really know if a student is working consistently on an app that you have asked them to work on? How can you block other app use? Or can you? Charlene

Comment by Charlene Bennison on September 27, 2013 at 6:40pm

Hi Everybody! Just figured out how to join the groups! Our TLLP project will explore the use of phonics based apps to improve reading skills such as word decoding and recognition for struggling readers Grade 2 to 5. Also we hope to improve and change the way we teach these skills. Does anyone out there consistently use any phonics apps in their classrooms? Which ones? I would appreciate any sharing as I am new to iPads. Thanks!

Comment by Joel Biesenthal on September 26, 2013 at 3:26pm

Hey Stacey.  Take a picture of the student work by clicking the power button and home button at the same time.  They can then hand it in through the WEBDAV.  Let me know if it works out.

Comment by Stacey Purdon on September 24, 2013 at 8:19pm

We are currently in the process of using iPads with the "Ask Everything" application to display student work on the Smart Board with the "Reflector" application. We are still not sure how to have the students save their thinking and then "hand in" their work on the iPad. Our school is Mac based. Any ideas??

Comment by Stacey Purdon on September 24, 2013 at 8:16pm

 

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