Jul 31, 2014

iPad Apps and iPad Mini Giveaway


iPads.....I was so excited when we got an iPad cart for our grade.  Then I got nervous.  What apps should I use?  When do I fit it in?  What rules do I need to put in to place?  Of course, those worries quickly went away when I saw all the possibilities and learning that could, would, and did occur!

Today I wanted to share with you three of my favorite FREE apps. I have tried out all three of these in classroom and found them to be super successful for me and my students.

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My all-time favorite app right now is ShowMe.  It is a great way to record what is happening on the iPad screen.  The audio and visuals are recorded.  My students have recorded themselves solving word problems or reading sight words.  You can even email the videos to yourself, parents, or pen pals.  We sent our story problems to other students and they solved them! If you want to read more about how I used it in my classroom, you can find that here. I have found it to be SUPER engaging for them and me!

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 Front Row is an app that I learned about at the end of the year.  It is a math app that assesses the students and provides math problems at their individual level.  If students do not understand something, there are even videos they can watch immediately to explain what they need to do.  I want to explore this app more this year but we found at the end of last year that they kids were engaged, progressing through the levels, and challenged!   I have not written a post about this but Tessa has and it is a great post!

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Scribble Press is another app that we have really enjoyed using at my school.  For the past two years, students have created a book using this free app.  They learn to type their stories and illustrate using the markers on the extensive "marker wall" within the app.  The stories turn out really cute and the kids talk about that experience all year long!


Well, if you don't have an iPad, have no fear!!
 
I am teaming up with 19 other teachers to give one lucky teacher an iPad mini!!! The giveaway is open to teachers (classroom and homeschool) in the contiguous United States. Please see the terms and conditions for more information.

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These other blogs have partnered with me to bring you this giveaway. They also have some great technology tips and products for you. Click on each blog link so you don't miss any!
The winner will be selected on August 10th. Good luck!




1 comment:

  1. I just entered the amazing giveaway you are offering with "Burke" (I am your newest follower) I would be very appreciative if you hopped over to check out my giveaway! It ends in approximately 24 hours. Thanks so much =)
    Melanie
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