OK . . . This is my very first time participating in a Linky Party. I hope I do this right! So . . .here goes . . . I am linking up with Kristin at iTeach1:1 and Learning to the Core for Tune into Technology to share how I use iPads in my classroom. I think I should tell you that I only had 1 iPad in my class last year. My students would sign up on the board to reserve the iPad when they needed to work on something. I also participated in BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) so a few other students had devices they could use. Next year I will have a class set of iPads. I am sooo excited!!
1. Educreations - I had a few students that needed to work on fluency. They simply took a screen shot of a reading passage and then recorded themselves reading. By doing this 2 or 3 times a week they could track their rate of reading and check their fluency. I also had a recording of their reading to refer to for conferences and next teaching steps. My students also used Educreations to create videos modeling how to solve math problems.
I love Educreations because it's easy to use. These one-take videos were perfect to show their understanding of math concepts. I posted their videos on Edmodo for other students to watch to help them review concepts.
2. Pinnacle Studio - My students used this app to create a movie about our flipped classroom. Aside from loading app, my students did everything . . . from the filming to editing and adding subtitles. It's amazing what kids can do when you give them the tools and the freedom.
3. Students also used the camera to take pictures of real world examples of fractions around our school. They used the pictures to describe the fractional pieces and create equations for addition and subtraction of fractions.
I can't wait to try many of the suggestions from other teachers in this Linky Party. Make sure you follow the Link to check out some of the other great ideas.