Survey Results: In which area would you like for the majority of time to be spent in our Monday session? Apps for the classroom – 8 Small group instruction ideas – 4 Projection – 1 All of the above – 1 Ipad Basics - 3
Survey Results: Do you currently use an Ipad at home? yes – 4 no - 13
Survey Results: Select the statement that best describes you. I know enough about Ipads to turn it on, download apps, and play games, but that’s it. – 11 I have never seen or touched an Ipad. - 3 I could teach the Ipad Basic Course to my co- workers. - 3
Survey Results: Select the statement below that best describes you. I have never heard of Edmodo. - 11 I have an Edmodo account and am currently using it with my students.-1 I have heard about Edmodo, but have never seen it in action. - 4 I have an Edmodo account and am currently using it with teachers. - 1
Survey Results: Select the statement below that best describes you. I have never heard of google accounts such as gmail and docs but have never used them. - 9 I have google accounts. – 5 I have google accounts & use both gmail & docs. - 3
Survey Results: List your favorite apps you are currently using in your classroom. Class dojo word drop Istory book mini word
Survey Results: Other thoughts, questions, ideas for our time together on Monday. Time management I would like to see ways to use the ipad in my classroom. Is there a way to use the ipad with the smartboard? I would like to learn how to use an ipad and be able to create engaging lessons for my students. It’s about time for me to be technology savy.
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Let’s Download a few of my Favorite Reading Apps I. Renaissance Learning (hosted97.renlearn.com/38442)II. iBooks ( search free children’s books)III. Tumblebooks.comIV. Bluster ( single, team or versus; Levels 1-4, Rhyming words, prefixes and suffixes, adjectives, synonyms, homphones, word roots)V. Sparkle Fish (similar to mad libs – A fun to practice grammar!)VI. Buddy Poke (fun avatars that can read poetry, speeches and/or sing songs)VII. Sentence Builder Free – for K, 1, 2 ( Subjects, Verbs, adverbs, nouns, AND Make your own! – A great way to practice writing sentences & grammar!)
Reading Apps Cont… Analogy What’s that saying? Greenstone games – Idioms Super Duper Story Maker Lite Idioms – by professor pots Spelling City Animal Idioms Using I and Me
Math Apps Geoboard Grade 3 Math – Splash math – studypad (measurement, geometry, fractions, etc..) Multiplication Genius - blueionsoft Multiplication training – the appgate Reading Ruler – game salad Fast Facts Division - studysmart
Math Apps cont.. Speed Games – successmaker Third Grade Smart Kids Lite – (math, english, social studies & science) Rounding – horizon business Introduction to Rounding – apptutor Math drills Lite – addition, subtraction, multiplication & division
Social Studies and Science Your World Google Earth Stack the states Lite Solar System – abitalk education (** You can create your own reading lessons in this app! ) Third Grade – super duper publications webber core curriculum
Other Must Have Apps!Voice Plus EvernoteSmartRecord ClassDojoQR Code Maker Scan DoceriWavePad AirsketchFreeiTalk CommonCoreWhiteboard EdmodoShowMe FreeVideo
How do you keep the students on the specific apps you want them to use?• Sitting by them – easy to do in a small group setting.• I model how to go to each one and how to use them. I’veput most apps in designated folders, specifically for studentuse.• Monitor/1:1 supervision/assistance from a teacher• I have made folders with different apps for different gradelevels I work with.• I’m sitting right there with them as PART of the group( I’mpart of the team )• I put the in three folders on the bottom row where it’s hardto remove them or mess them up. Also, we previewed whatto do if the black x shows up. They have done GREAT withit.• The app they will use is already up and running when theyget the iPad.
How do you keep the students on thespecific apps you want them to use?• Explain to them appropriate use and consequences ifthey don’t use it appropriately. And trust…• Honesty…I’ve told them what they can use during Daily5 and have not caught anyone doing otherwise! I cancheck how much time they spend in the spelling appsthat we use.• I have them located in folders with the names of theacademic areas. So they are instructed to use the appsin the folder of the academic area that are in for thewhole class. So, for example, when we are doing Math,they are only allowed to do the Math apps.• I announce ahead of time which apps can be usedduring that time.• Difficult to monitor! I wish I could put a password on myfolders! Or put folders within folders to organize things.
If you have a system for small groups touse the iPad, can you please explain it? • Group A every Monday • Teacher lead, pass around • Rotation schedule • I have iPad at center and students work on a particular app. • I name the user group • I work it into my lesson plan for center time • Using it as station for instruction for some games. • Incorporate it into our small group table activities during center time rotation • In small reading group instruction, our ipad is an invaluable tool to help us learn letter names and sounds, correct pronunciation, recognition of sight words, shape recognition, not to mention tactile development. • BYOT Tech App Fridays
If you have a system for individualstudents to use the iPad, can you please explain it?• Name on a list• My system is calling on a student and lettinghim/her play specific apps or use it for free time.• I open a single app, and assign students• Rotation schedule for centers• I have student practice spelling words, high frequencywords, math facts or with my younger students practiceletter naming and sounds.• We rotate through two centers a day so 4-5 kids use it.• Sick or injured students can film certain instructions orgames-form our PE coach• One to two students working on different educationalapps. This is done during centers or quiet time.• They have to “buy” time with their tickets they earn.• Positive reinforcement for completing tasks/followingdirections
If you have a system for individual students to use the iPad, can you please explain it?• Each day 4 students are drawn to use the ipadsduring Daily 5 choice time to practice their spelling words.• I have an Ipad class helper who keeps track of who is using it.• Right now, just a check list to give them equal turns• They take turns on Fridays during designated times.• During our center time, students rotate ipad use.• I have student names on sticks and I pull one each day and that studentgets the iPad for that day. When I have gone through all the students, thenwe start over. So each student gets the iPad once every 20 days.• Students who have finished checking out books can use the iPad(s),iPods, or nook. I have put books, language arts, and social studies appson the devices. Some are also using garage band.• They can use it freely to get on Xtra Math or take an AR quiz. They use itduring BYOT tech app Fridays.• We have an “iPad helper” who draws random names throughout the day.They keep track of who has used the iPad on a special clip board. Wemake sure everyone has had a chance during that “round” before we startall over again. Usually 3-5 kids use the iPad per day.
What apps have you found that provide an engaging and relevant learning experience for your students?• Math apps are great! I also use Flash Cardapp for sight word reading and bingo.Every day Math apps, Screen Chomp, Daily 5• Oh No! Fractions, Math Ninja• Math Bingo, Alphabet apps for youngerstudents• Math and Word bingo, several different mathand language apps, handwriting apps, and sightword apps…• iMovie, Pullups, and the basic camera.• iWrite Words
What apps have you found that provide an engaging and relevant learning experience for your students?• SpellBoard is what we use for spelling practice. I likethat I can program in the words they practice, addingmore than what is on our weekly list- more challengingwords for those that need it.• Letter Quiz, Cimo (spell out) Spelling, Sight Words 2,Fun Rhyming, Read-a-Louds• Puppet Pals, Sock Puppets. I have recently loaded“Snapseed” a free app from Starbucks, and I will use thatapp more with students who take pictures.• Word Wizard, Word Bingo, Pop Words, Sight WordsHang Man, Flash to Pass Free, Everyday Math Apps,Math Bingo, Amazing Coins, Grade 1 Math, Teach Me1st Grade, Flat Stanley, Grade 1 Math andScience….soooooo many!
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