the following one and I tried out all the recommended apps. I had borrowed ipads from our school board this summer so remembered ones that were there and ones I had found at that time. One of my friends was a great source as she is going to be getting the school board's bank of 30 ipads in April at her school and had visited MacKenzie School that currently has this bank.
I am impressed with some of the features that the ipad 2's have compared to the ipad 1's I used in the summer.
Today I decided that a good place to start with them was in my classroom. How can we use ten ipads? In summer school I had an ipad station. Students rotated through four stations and ipads were one.
At lunch we had a union meeting and watched the BCTF president on the projector via an ipad!
In the afternoon, I was doing a math period with the grade sevens while the grade six students were in the library doing a Social Studies lesson. The grade seven students were able to use the nifty calculator app pcalc, and a neat app called infoCircle to do help them do their geometry problems.
Just as I found in the summer, having the ipads in the classroom really motivated the students. I am also excited about the new possibilities, for example, making short videos with videolicious.
This week I am going to look at different ways to use the ipads in the classroom that I can share with others. One fun adventure will be using them with our grade one buddies.
I look forward to seeing how we can use them throughout the school. I am going to do a workshop with teachers but with so many of the kids used to using ipods they often surpass me. So far it's very exciting to get them into the classroom. Please note these ipods have not been funded not by the government but our Parents' Advisory Committee!