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"The DocsTeach App extends learning activities from the DocsTeach website to your students’ iPads.
Using the app, they can choose a topic, such as “Civics & Government” or “Postwar U.S. 1945–early 1970s,” and challenge themselves with a DocsTeach activity, interacting with stories, events, and ideas of the past. The activities are all based on primary source documents from the holdings of the National Archives, such as the U.S. Constitution, the canceled check for the purchase of Alaska, and Thomas Edison’s patent drawing for the light bulb.'
Educational technology in the classrooms of young children is here to stay. Now, the challenge is making sure it is used appropriately. Belmont Hills Elementary School in Pennsylvania uses technology in the classroom.
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"This week's lesson was based around issues related to animal rights and medical research. The children had access to iPad Minis which were connected to the school's wireless network.
By creating a photo stream, resources for the day could be shared with the pupils. These included photos, success criteria and examples of work. Pupils could then take copies of the content and annotate and present as they chose. The photo stream was created on one iPad and then shared with the individual pupil iPads."
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