ipad in the classroom

Discussion in 'iPad at School' started by mollysmom, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. mollysmom

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    Can anyone suggest some fun educational apps for classroom use? My class is a junior high special education classroom. I will have one iPad but I will be able to connect to a SmartBoard.

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  2. twerppoet

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    The Elements. Visually stunning and informative

    Knot Guide HD, for the typically twisted tween.

    Presidents

    USA Manual

    Star Walk

    Qwiki, for the soundbite generation. Start with some subject, then let the class vote on the next article.
     
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    Thanks! These sound great. The knot thing had me a bit nervous though...lol....gotta be cautious around those behavior disorder kids. :)

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    Thank you...I am going to check it out now!:)

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  5. SteveAustin

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    I Pad in the class is a really good and effective thing.But that should not be below than high school.The student of a high school is not a mature enough so that is why they should not be allowed.
     
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    iPads are great in a classroom. My sister teaches kindergarten, and has several apps that are great for her kids. They do need supervision while using it
     
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    . I teach grade 5 in an international school and it has been of enormous benefit to students who need support and those who need to be challenged. It does, however, need a lot of teacher guidance and monitoring.
     
  8. mollysmom

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    Amen to that. Monitoring what students are doing can be a nightmare. The regular educ teachers found out first hand--locking out, downloading all kinds of stuff, etc. we had an in service yesterday about using iPads in the classroom. I plan on hooking mine up to the SmartBoard. Only big problem there is that the SB screen is not interactive. I will grab my info after Thanksgiving of suggested apps and websites to use in the classroom if anyone is interested.

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    Yup!!! That stuff should really be for adults Too much work trying to monitor and police. Glad I have no children lmao!!!

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    Do you have an iPad2? If so, there is a way to use it in the classroom as a teaching tool. You also have to have wireless and be willing to purchase apple tv2 and a converter box (or try to get the district to do it for you). I'm a 4th grade teacher and I am just putting together my own system together. Tested it last night and it worked wonderfully. Let me know if you want more details.
     

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