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Resources for Using iPads in Grades 3-5

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 3-5
Teachers across the country are using technology, including iPads, in their classrooms. But, when it comes to finding the best resources for students, it can be hard to sort through the large volume of apps in the Apple app store and numerous teacher blogs sharing best practices. To help you find what you need, we’ve compiled blog posts on Edutopia and resources from websites that feature great ideas for using iPads with third, fourth, and fifth grade students. You are sure to find some new apps, actionable ideas, and inspiration from these resources! Favorite Apps Coding for Kids Revisited (Edutopia, 2014) Digital learning specialists Anna Adam and Helen Mowers provide a quick overview of six apps that are appropriate for teaching younger children one of the most critical 21st-century skills: coding. Back to Top Best Practices Classroom Behavior? Engaging Activities Have you used iPads with students in grades 3-5?

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