The One iPad Classroom
In the fall, my school did an in-school Professional Development day. It was a 'best practices day' and a few teachers were asked to present on something that was working well in their classroom, or something they felt confident to teach to others. I
technology! My classroom has a projector and an iPad, and I was asked to present on how I effectively use a single iPad to instruct and teach in an elementary classroom.
I was nervous, but I have to say, it went really well! So well, in fact, that I'll be giving another pro-D talk later on this year to a larger group of staff! (Wish me luck!) Our school may not have a
technology budget for the elementary department, but with a little creativity, there are still many ways to use technology to make students' classroom experiences better. Even before I was given a projector for my classroom (only two years ago now), I was finding creative ways to use a single iPad, or an old iPod touch to add to the learning environment.
This is the PDF I handed out at my presentation. It walks through hardware needed to set-up, apps for teachers, apps for students, and effective classroom uses. Please feel free to use it at your school, keeping my logos and copyrights in tact.