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ipads in the classroom

ipads in the classroom

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The 4th grade at my school will be piloting ipads in the classroom this fall. Each student will receive an ipad for use in regular and enrichment classes. Please share apps you have used and ideas for ipad technology in the classroom. We have been doing a great deal of research on this topic, but it would be great to hear from other teachers who use technology in the classroom. I plan to share throughout the pilot.

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Bree S.'s picture
Bree S.
Kindergarten teacher

My school has used iPads during center time for the last 2 years. Each classroom has 5. I use several apps but here are some the students really enjoy and is reinforcing learning at the same time. There are phonemic awareness,writing and memory game /puzzle apps. Hope you enjoy!
1. ABC Alphabet Phonics
2. ABC Phonics Sight Words
3. ABC Tracer-letters, numbers, words
4. Animals Counting Writing Game
5. Shape Puzzle/Word Learning Game
6. Animal Memory Match
7. Ace Dinosaurs Memory Match

Brittany's picture

We just received Ipads in our classroom this year. The technology administrator already had some apps downloaded...here are apps my students love!
Math- Telling Time, Check Please, Kids Math Fun, Math City, Math Contests, Coin Math, Stick Math, Make Change
I also use the visuo timer frequently.
Reading/LA- Word Bingo, Word Magic, Word Wagon, Bananagrams, Bogggle
Here are some I have used to accommodate our students with special needs- Face cards, Austism Xpress, ArtikPix,

Brian Sims's picture

Could you send me the link to your suggested ipads apps. We are looking to start and iPad lab and want to hit the ground running.

Brian

Whitney Hoffman's picture
Whitney Hoffman
Producer LD Podcast, Digital Media Consultant, Author

Hi Brian!

We have a bunch of iPads being rolled out in pockets across our district as well as kids bringing their on technology. As a result, I created a quick wordpress site to aggregate what's being used and links to other iPad app resources, lessons, activities etc. You can find it here at KCSD Tech Zone. The website also has links to Google Apps that are potentially useful, and a collection of Youtube videos we've aggregated to help teachers answer questions and do a little of their own quick Professional development on an ad hoc, as needed basis, to try to take the burden off our ed tech coach.

Let me know what you think!

Alline's picture

Try http://appitic.com , the site has just launched and has 1,300+ apps by subject, Multiple Intelligence and Bloom's Taxonomy. In the next couple of weeks, ADEs will begin to document lesson ideas and practical classroom applications for the apps.

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Elana Leoni
Director of Social Media Strategy and Marketing @Edutopia, edcamp organizer
Staff

Thanks for sharing -- so useful. I just tweeted it out to my network -- thanks again.

[quote]Try http://appitic.com, the site has just launched and has 1,300+ apps by subject, Multiple Intelligence and Bloom's Taxonomy. In the next couple of weeks, ADEs will begin to document lesson ideas and practical classroom applications for the apps.[/quote]

Kim Simpson's picture
Kim Simpson
Third grade teacher at Poland Community School

My classroom is a very tech savvy. We have laptops, kindles, ipads, mimio and wii. I'm wondering if anyone out there knows of free educational downloads for wii. I have discovered one site that has a few literacy and math games but I'm wondering if there is more out there. Also we just received the ipads two weeks ago and at this point the apps must be free. What are some "must haves" for the ipads? thank you.

Whitney Hoffman's picture
Whitney Hoffman
Producer LD Podcast, Digital Media Consultant, Author

Try the apptic an other websites for an aggregated list of apps and math games for kids; I like brainpop and thats free as well.

what do you want to do with the ipad? what skill sets? it will make it easier to reommend specific apps to help.

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