My iPad now carries everything I need. Plans --- got it. Student work samples --- organized. Here are a few ways I'm using my iPad to be more efficient. (You can accomplish much the same thing with a Kindle or smart phone.)
|Snapshot of my planning template.|
|Snapshot of my reading data/goal sheet.|
|Snapshot of recent class notes.|
|Here a student uses grouping|
to count a large group quickly.
I am just discovering the potential of Skitch when used with the camera features of the iPad. Skitch is the perfect enhancement to this picture taking process as it allows me to bring features of a photo to the attention of students. For example, we were recently discussing efficient ways to count and work with numbers. As students began to discover ways to work more efficiently, I could snap a picture and use Skitch to highlight important thinking.
Now when I leave for the day, I no longer drag a big heavy bag home with me; so if you know anyone who needs a few more schoolbags --- just let me know.
If you have an app you love or great ways to use your iPad in the classroom, please leave a comment. I still have much to learn.