Thanks to the Manitoba Association of Multiage Educators (MAME), my students will be participating in an iPods and iPads in the Classroom Project. These tools will be incorporated into our daily learning activities and will help create information and communication technology (ICT) rich learning and teaching opportunities. I will be blogging about our learning experiences with the iPods and iPads here and the students and myself will also blog about our experiences on our classroom blog at www.missdentsclass.blogspot.com.
In a classroom with devices such as iPods and iPads, contemporary methods of learning can be optimized. Through the use of these devices and some apps, students can be supported to:
- Use video clips, audio clips, and photos for gathering info
- Take video and photos; create slideshows using iPhoto and edit video using iMovie
- Record readings using Voicememo to track progress; engage in collaborative story telling, and record audiobooks for others to listen to
- Create original music
- Listen to and/or read ebooks, audiobooks, and Tumblebooks to go with the Belkin Rockstar
- Create books from scratch using Storybooks
- Brainstorm webs, mind maps, idea cards and organize, manage and summarize information.
- Use Puppetpals to write, create, publish puppet shows
- Illustrate stories with drawing pads
- Use the calculator
- Use Math board to practice math facts
- Gather data and statistical analysis using Polldaddy
- Use the Notepad for reflection, self-assessment, brainstorming, and publishing
Please stay tuned to the MAME blog as well as www.missdentsclass.blogspot.com to read updates on what we’ve learned and experienced. Posts related to this project will be tagged iClassroom, click iClassroom in the tag cloud to see our posts.
- Leslie Dent Scarcello