* WiFi access will open up many more possibilities (patiently waiting)
* Kids went straight to "settings"... I anticipated them initially going to apps.
* Lots of pics and video are taken
* "Cool factor" is REAL
* Kids are excited to have input into classroom use .. . "Could you imagine if we all had instant access to Google Earth or CIA factbook"."
*Students went straight to experimenting with creating on GarageBand and iMovie
* Otterbox purchase was genius
- The kids have really enjoyed working with it already. It had been something that they already know a good bit about and are excited to explore!
Now that you have had the iPad2 for a week, what have been your experiences?
1. studying with possibly using ebooks
2. literature ebooks
3. skype with other classrooms
4. study geography using Google Earth
5. taking notes
6. no one has to get up to sharpen
7. take pictures of things and research
In essence, the iPad is a creation tool. How are we going to manage, contain, and control all the content being created?
I enjoy using the iPad as a tool for my special needs students. However, I have 1 class with 4 low functioning students. If one of them in using it, the others can't struggle to pay attention until it is their turn. Maybe Jeff could buy me like 3 or 4 more? haha
How I use _____ in the classroom.
- I have been using it to allow some of my special needs students to take pictures and then record audio over the picture they took.
- I have downloaded a couple mapping apps that my students can use to study with.
Which mapping apps are you using?
I have downloaded and used:
- TapMap Quiz
- US States
- US Capitals ($.99)
- Where is it? ($.99)
- GeoBee ($1.99)
- Geo Walk ($2.99)
- FalgsWorld ($.99)
- ShowMe (free)
Here is a site with a lot of good s.s./history apps for the classroom:http://teachwithyouripad.wikispaces.com/Social+Studies+Appshttp://www.ipodsibilities.com/iPodsibilities/SS_%26_History_Apps.html
How I use _____ outside of the classroom. Observations
Can someone explain why we do not have WiFi access? Lack of WiFi turns I-pod into a gadget more than a tool.
(Fun to use VS useful)
Apparently, there has to be a separate network setup for the iPads. The deadline is the Spring. You can use many apps without Internet access, however, it makes certain apps (DropBox) useless.
Quilting bee. Collaborators get together to share how they use the devices
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Error sending changes. Internet connection lost?