Eighteen months ago, our school decided to invest in a set of 15 iPads to be shared between the Kindergarten and Grade 1 classes. Since then, teachers and students have been exploring, reviewing and reflecting on ways to use iPads to support teaching and learning in all areas of our curriculum.
In the fall of 2011, the Ashburnham Westminster Regional School District will implement a pilot program in which it will supply all Kindergarten classrooms with Apple iPad 2s. The district will be supplying 4 carts of iPads. Each cart will be shared between 2 classrooms, ensuring that there will be a iPad for each student in the classroom.
Sending your child off to school for the first time? These educational apps geared toward kindergartners will help them get ready for the big time by helping them brush up on their letters, numbers and more.
As a school we have made a committed investment to iPads. All teachers in school received their own iPad to use with their class and we are keen to find ways to use them to improve our current practice. A colleague originally brought the ‘2Build a Profile EYFS’ app to my attention and after having a quick play I was amazed by its potential as an efficient method of observation collection and management.
By Michael Hartwell email@example.com@sehartwell on Twitter ASHBURNHAM -- With the school year ending Wednesday, the Ashburnham-Westminster Regional School District is witnessing the sunset of the first year of its...
On Monday past, I emcee’d a Film Festival for students in Junior and Senior High. The festival was a huge hit thanks to my amazing team of colleagues and dozens of talented teens. But my proudest moment of the evening was one video in particular – created by a kindergarten class.