When I think about a technology tool I use in my classroom, my immediate thought is our classroom set of iPads. Prior to having iPads in my classroom, I hadn't really used an iPad. I was aware of the potential they had in the classroom but hadn't had the opportunity to experiment with them. After working with the iPads in my classroom, these are some of the opportunities they have brought to my classroom:
Throughout the year my students posted about different things they were learning in the classroom. Through their blogs, they were able to share their writing about their learning and received comments from people across the world.
I was able to create iBooks for the students to use in Math. With this, students were able to watch videos I had created to explain what they were learning. I liked this because students that needed to review a lesson were able to do it on their own so they were continually getting the extra support they needed.
Since the students have the capability of accessing their school email. My classroom has become virtually paperless. When students complete and assignment or project, they are able to email me the information or share their Google Docs with myself or other students. This has made the workflow in my classroom run smoothly.
Apps I LOVE!!
Notability, Google Drive, Doceri, iMovie, Comic Life, and Kid Blog