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iPad Apps for School Administrators

iPad Apps for School Administrators

Introducing School-Wide Digital Citizenship Practices with iPads An elementary school in our district recently got 30 iPads and asked for some advice implementing them with students and teachers. In addition to suggesting some starter apps, I recommended that we have conversations with kids around the appropriate use of these devices. While almost every child has used an iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone, the exciting learning opportunities these mobile, Internet-connected, media creation devices create also open the door to new challenges. Cyberbullying or inappropriate web publishing happens more through the camera than regular computer use does; the mobility of the device combined with the reality that multiple users are using the device with no personalized, password-protected, network-tracked accounts makes it more challenging to keep track of who is doing what with the device or that the device itself is safe. Rather than tell the students how they should and should not use iPads, I felt compelled to involve the students in the conversation.

ComicBook! ScreenChomp ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard Notability - Apps for Core Literature Standards, grades 6-12 0 Comments November 17, 2011 By: Vicki Windman Nov 17 Written by: 11/17/2011 3:46 AM ShareThis The standards for these grade overlap- apps will coincide for middle school. The standard calls for the following skills: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Apps: Minimod for inferences $3.99 Appropriate for 6th graders or students who may be struggling with this concept. Margins $3.99 Margins keeps notes organized by book and page number. Literary Analysis Guide $2.99 By arranging the elements of literature graphically around three wheels (poetry, prose, and rhetoric), teachers and students are better able to visualize how the elements of literature develop style and meaning. Total Recall Free A color-coded mind map to help students break down theme, central ideas, characters, etc. Range of Reading and Text Complexity – grades 6-12 Apps: Vicki Windman is a special education teacher at Clarkstown High School South.

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