This an interesting article that addresses the concerns some people have about using tablets in the classroom. Check it out:
This is a fantastic PDF you can print that covers all the basic about an iPad. If you are new to iPads you need to have this. If your students will be bringing iPads to school this year, like at my school, print one of these out for every student.
Added by Jeff Dunn on 2013-07-16
Socrative is an amazing app for teachers, and it is FREE!! It allows you to create quizzes, surveys and polls and send them from your iPad to your students’ iPads. Students can then answer the questions and they receive immediate feedback. Immediate results are also sent back to the teacher’s iPad. Did I mention this was a free app?! Amazing!
Here’s a video with more information to help you get started.
This is a fantastic video from a second grade teacher showing how he uses computer games to differentiate his math instruction.
This is a wonderful collection of apps for classroom teachers from StoryKeepers. Most of these apps are free and can be used in the classroom for a variety of purposes including creative writing, video producing and assessment purposes. Just use your imagination and let your students use their imagination!
Here’s another wonderful video from Teaching Channel. This video showcases a high school math teacher using a clicker system. She likes the clickers because they provide students with immediate feedback. She also says they are fast paced and fun which really engages the students. The students are anonymous so they don’t have to experience anxiety over a wrong answer. Check it out!
For all of you wonderful kindergarten teachers. Of course, many of the apps listed could also be used for other ages.
Digital presentations are a wonderful way for teachers to present information to students that will engage them and capture their attention. They are also a good way for students to show teachers what they have learned. Check out this article for more information.
Having students create videos is a great way to create cross curricular lessons and allow kids time to work on collaboration skills. It is also another fabulous example of how to use technology for assessment purposes.