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!
Higher-order thinking can definitely take place in an iPad classroom. Check out this list from Diane Darrow, an elementary library media specialist. She reviews iPad apps and shows how they connect to an updated version of Bloom's Taxonomy.
Appitic is a fantastic resource for educational iPad apps, and they sort different apps by category. Their list of addition apps contains descriptions and screenshots that will help you figure out which one is best for your young mathematicians.
This list of apps focuses on seasonal storybooks. These are great choices for using in an early elementary school classroom for whole group or small group instruction. Whether you have one or many iPads, this list has something for everyone.
If you are looking to grab the attention of your students, try out one of these fantastic iPad apps. Educational and engaging, this list gives teachers ideas on how to incorporate mobile apps and web tools into their curriculum.
In this article, teacher and education director Carolina Nugent debunks three assumptions about how educational apps work to promote student engagement. She gives specific examples of different apps that can be used with elementary school students.
Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz examines how iPads apps can be used with elementary school students. She discusses the role of educational apps for younger students and provides ideas for how teachers can integrate these apps into their curriculum.
This article provides an overview of best practices for launching a 1:1 program in your school, as well as links to useful resources for planning, professional development, and apps specific to this type of environment.
This delightful video from Park Tudor School in Indianapolis shows off how students in a kindergarten class used iPads to document the life cycle of butterflies. Students took their own illustrations and snapshots and made an iMovie showing what they learned.
Kindergarten teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator Kristi Meeuwse documents her adventures teaching with iPads in a 1:1 classroom. The activities and student work she shares on her blog will inspire you to try out new projects with your elementary school students.
Teachers will gather tons of ideas for engaging activities from this presentation. Karen Bosch is a technology instructor and Apple Distinguished Educator who has shared project ideas for elementary school students that can be used across the content areas.