To iPad, or Not to iPad That is the question!!!!!
Who does the iPad Benefit? • It benefits the teachers… • You are able to keep track of grades, behavior and noise levels all with just a few free and easy apps. • It benefits the students… • Students can see every thing the teacher needs them to see with the use of a projector plus there are tons of educational games on the iPad to keep their mind running wild and learning at the same time. • It benefits the parents… • Parents can get messages from the teacher directly to their phone and teachers can keep up with their blogs anywhere there is Wi-Fi so they can keep the parents updated.
Benefit 1: SHOW (on a big screen) • You can show everything you are doing on a big screen so that even if you don’t have a smart board, you can have a smart board. • Wired- iTools, or HDMI Adapter • Wireless- Apple TV, Air Software, or the Reflector • Projector stand plus white board apps equals learning Wizard!!!
Benefit 2: MANAGE (the classroom) • Fun apps like Random name selector, Too Noisy, class Dojo, Decide now, classroom Timer, and Teachers Kit! • PLUS MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!!!
Benefit 3: ASSESS (student Work) • Apps like Three Ring, Evernote, Easy assessment, and Forallrubrics.com
Benefit 4: INTERACT(with students) • Conduct polls or quizzes with Pollseverywhere.com, and edmodo.com • Plus conduct game shows with myjepordylabs.com, and the game show sound boards app • Also you can remind parents of upcoming events with the Remind Me 101 app
Benefit 5: ACCESS (your files ) • Evernote, Google Drive and drop box just to name a few
Benefit 6: MAKE (instructional media) • Explain everything, Educreations, and Much Much More….
Benefit 7: LEARN (new things) • iBooks, iTunes U and Much, Much More
iPad in Action • http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=teachers+using+ipads+in+classrooms&FORM=HDRSC3#view=detail&mid=EEBC22F794B1018B6DE9EEBC22F794B1018B6DE9
Credits • All information pulled from the iPad as a teachers Pet picture on the learninginhand.com/pet or the Tony Vincent blog site. Also the video is hyperlinked from Bing search through YouTube.