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Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2

Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2
If you are teaching with one, a few, or a class set of iPads, finding the right apps and project ideas for your students can be a challenging task. We’ve organized some of the best resources from Edutopia and beyond to help you figure out what tools are best for your early elementary school students. Explore different ways to integrate technology into your instruction! Favorite Apps 7 Apps for Helping Others (Edutopia, 2015) Children can practice empathy through apps that encourage collaboration, whether it’s drawing pictures together, cooking for each other, or creating lessons to share their knowledge. Social-Emotional Apps for Special Ed (Edutopia, 2015) On this list you’ll find nine apps to help special ed students build emotional literacy. Back to Top Best Practices Common Core in Action: Manipulating Shapes in the Elementary Math Classroom (Edutopia, 2014) In this post you’ll learn how to develop a tech-friendly task that addresses the Common Core State Standards.

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Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8 There are many resources from Edutopia and across the web for middle school teachers who are integrating iPads in their classrooms. At this age, students can use iPad apps in different subject areas and become content creators using their devices. Teachers can introduce a variety of skills to students, and students can demonstrate their understanding of concepts using innovative iPad technology. A New Wonderful Wheel on SAMR and Bloom's Digital Taxonomy The buzz that the Modern Taxonomy Wheel generated over the last couple of weeks has not yet died out and now we have a new updated wheel from the same guy Allan Carrington. We love Allan's work and we find it really interesting. His wheels come along in such a visually attractive way summarizing most of the apps and web tools we have been sharing here with you. If you already had a chance to have a look at the previous wheel and compare it with this new one you will notice that Allan has brought about some new updates to the new wheel. There is now a particular shared focus on both SAMR model and Bloom's digital taxonomy to help teachers better leverage technology in their teaching.

"Integrating iPads in the Kindergarten Classroom: How Does Technology " by Kristine Ray Abstract Abstract: This action research was conducted over the course of a semester with 22 kindergarteners at a public school in Lincoln, Nebraska. Mrs. Davison's Kindergarten: What We Are Doing With iPads! Coding Fun With Daisy The Dinosaur!Today we explored the world of coding again thanks to a couple of parent volunteers! It was so fun creating code!Exploring Number Frames! During our math workshop time we explored a new app called; Number Frames!

Blooms, SAMR & the 3 C's - iSupport All the apps you’ll ever need As I prepared for an upcoming presentation at a local University I unloaded my test iPad of all its applications and created a new iPad, complete only with apps which I use at school every week. This iPad would become my “essentials” iPad, strategically and efficiently full of apps I wholly recommend to every educator I meet.

States of Matter: Engaging Students With Snow and Science States of matter can be a tricky topic to broach with young students. My students quickly attach to solids and liquids, but gas isn’t apparent, and phase changes are confusing. There are many scientific inquiry activities out there to explore phases. Coding for Kindergarteners Last year at this time, I was trying not to think about kindergarteners. I was still teaching ninth grade English and had just accepted a job teaching technology to K-5. I was excited about the challenge, and I knew that I'd bitten off more than I could chew. How to Build Reading Fluency in the iPad Classroom – Whooo's Reading Blog By Tiffany Copple There are fewer tasks more important and less daunting than building fluency in young readers. Once a student has mastered the fine art of decoding and word attack skills, they’re ready to move toward developing the fluency and stamina needed to tackle higher-level reading comprehension. It’s no secret that the key to becoming a more fluent reader is practice, practice, and more practice.

WhatWasThere Reviews Install WhatWasThere and your iPhone or iPod Touch becomes a portable portal into the past! After launch, the app will detect where you are and show you any historic photographs that were captured nearby plotted on a map! Switch into Camera view for an augmented reality experience of the history that surrounds you! If you’re at a location where a historic photo was taken, enlarge the photo to full screen mode to use your camera and the on screen fader to transition between past and present! Launch the Info screen for more detail, including source information should you want to investigate further!

Teacher in a Strange Land By Nancy Flanagan January 1, 2015 at 5:37 PM Even though a child may indeed be reveling in and absorbing the wonders of a rich travel experience, or a deeply rewarding family visit, back home in the classroom, they're...behind. And school time is sacred. Or not. By Nancy Flanagan December 24, 2014 at 8:00 AM There are reviewers (both formal and casual) who judge a book entirely by one aspect: Does the author agree with me? iPad as the Teacher's Pet - Version 2.0 An iPad can be a teacher’s very handy assistant! Last year I published an infographic titled "iPad as the Teacher’s Pet” and I have updated it to version 2.0. It’s all about what can be done by Pad-using educators, whether or not their students have iPads. It is divided into seven sections: Show on a Big ScreenManage the ClassroomAssess Student WorkInteract with StudentsManage Your FilesMake Instructional MediaLearn New Things

Managing iPads in Education The iPad is hugely popular in schools, so it’s surprising there isn’t more information available about how best to configure them in an educational environment. Whether yours is a 1:1 deployment, a shared cart of iPads, or you’re just researching your school’s IT plan we’ve put together a guide for you. While setting up an individual iPad is really simple, configuring and managing large numbers of the devices is a little more complicated. It’s important that you get your iPad configuration correct from the start to prevent loss of data and apps later on which will cost your school money and your staff time. This page gathers together all of the information we’ve discovered while working with iPads, and includes best practice guidelines when deploying Apple’s tablet in your school.

What you should know about iPad cases - Innovation: Education Getting mobile devices into the hands of educators and students is the name of the game, but what happens after to keep those iPads up and running? In no small part, iPad longetivity comes down to the case. Over the past three years, we’ve operated a lending library of 10-20 iPads for educators, which has so grown in popularity that this past year hardly a day went by when the devices were actually back at home base.

Video: Watch Richard Byrne (@RMByrne) on @TeacherCast LIVE from #ISTE2014 - TeacherCast.net: Educational Blogs, Podcasts, App Reviews and more On Saturday June 28, TeacherCast welcomed Free Tech for Teachers founder, Richard Byrne, onto TeacherCast LIVE at ISTE2014. About the author Jeffrey Bradbury, the creator of TeacherCast.net and TeacherCast University is a highly respected educational consultant. He has presented at ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) as well as other nationally recognized conferences, and was one of the founding organizers of edcampNJ.

This is a great list of resources for using iPads in primary classrooms compiled by Monica Burns. It includes apps, projects, and other helpful information. We have a 1:1 iPad program in place and I often struggle with ways to use the iPads with my kindergarteners. This list is helpful because it has some great ideas that I look forward to using in the next school year. by ampengilley Jun 29

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