Use show me to create explanations of math or science concepts. They are also great for metacognition actitivites or for groups to create success criteria. Students can travel around to the different groups to view their show me's and leave feedback on stickies for the group. You can find the show me app in the explaining folder on the ipad. We also have a connector so you can connect an ipad to a projector.
Last year I tried my hand at having my class make book trailers. They did a decent job given that I wasn't quite sure how to jump into this new medium. Well, this year we've learned from the past and I'm proud to say that the fifth graders are creating book trailers that are better than ever!
Using the camera and pic collage or phonto to teach new vocabulary. You can find all those apps in the photography folder on the ipad. More interesting than writing sentences in a glossary to help define new words.
"We all know how traditional book reports work: read a book, then write a summary to prove you read the book. I have had to drag them out of my students in the past and can relate because teachers had to drag them out of me. So what is a Book Trailer? simply an advertisement for a book. Like a movie trailer, it highlights story elements without giving everything away to entice your interest."
This week we have been learning about Insects. Students have been reading books about insects, writing interesting facts about insects and going outside to hunt for insects! Students have been going outside with our volunteer Mr. Froze and the iPads to take pictures of insects.
Both of the schools I serve have “Single iPad Classrooms”. The teachers all have iPads, and, on one campus there is a mobile cart of 30 iPads that is shared on a check-out basis. Teache...
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