I like tip #5 about letting kids EXPLORE on their first day. Also, I like #7 - the idea of buying one copy of an app and letting students rotate turns evaluating it. Then if it is any good, you can purchase more copies. Finally, I agree with #8 - that a multi-purpose "creation" app is a better investment than a single content app for a particular unit/skill.
You don't often think of saving money when you think of Apple products. But implementing an Apple TV in the classroom can be just that. Surprisingly.
Kathy Benson's insight:
This post offers many good ideas on how to use one iPad as a whole class instructional tool. It specifically mentions accomplishing this by mirroring the iPad to an Apple TV connected to a projector. The same thing (mirroring an iPad) could be accomplished with the Reflector App on a PC or Mac (with the computer connected to a projector/speaker).
While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives.
Interesting concept .... I like that you can "moderate" other peoples changes (i.e., choose to accept or reject them). It would be interesting to see how the "ask an expert" for editing advise works too.
QR Addition- Technology Integration. As a teacher ... Two for 23 students has been quite challenging and I've been doing some research and training on ways for multiple students to use 1 iPad at the same time.
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