Thursday, April 18, 2013

Perspectives on Using iPads in the Classroom

The Smart Way to Use iPads in the Classroom
It's not about the games or educational apps.
 http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/04/ipads_in_the_classroom_the_right_way_to_use_them_demonstrated_by_a_swiss.html
Read how a school in Zurich, Switzerland uses iPads in a 1:1 program in Grades K-8.
Hannah uses her iPad during Daily 5.


Essential Rules for Effectively Using iPads in Middle School Classrooms
http://isource.com/2013/03/12/essential-rules-for-effectively-using-ipads-in-middle-school-classrooms/
I think these are great rules to follow in ANY classroom with iPads!

EdTech Teacher's iPad As . . .
http://edtechteacher.org/index.php/teaching-technology/mobile-technology-apps/ipad-as
It's easy to get caught up in the coolness factor of iPads and apps, especially free apps! Sometimes we need to step back and really evaluate our educational goals. What do we want our students to learn or to be able to do? Is the iPad the best tool for achieving those goals? If so, which app(s) will help our students get there? This chart lists iPad apps according to specific tasks and then evaluates the apps for usefulness.

And finally . . . a Friday Food Flash!
Slow Cooker Quinoa Chicken Chili
http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2013/04/slow-cooker-quinoa-chicken-chili.html
Pretty tasty and quick and easy to throw together!





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