Using a Single iPad to Enhance your Classroom Instruction
classroom over on my blog, Purely Paperless. I am also a contributor over at the awesome tech site, Technology Tailgate.
The Reflector app is a download for Mac computers- I hear tell that there is also a windows version too- that enables you to stream information from your iPad or iPhone to your computer. There is a free trial to check it out and a single license is $12.00. In my opinion, money well spent.
Notability is a $1.99 application in the Apple App Store. With Notability, I can import any PDF file directly into the application and students can write or annotate directly on the document. So, as
I am walking around the room teaching, I can set the iPad down on a student’s
desk, they can solve a problem or add a note, and it shows up on my iPad AND right on the
board. This is awesome for graphic organizers or notes on group reading... also, my students are fairly convinced that there is magic afoot in this scenario. I have done nothing to dissuade this belief.
In this work sample, my fantastic junior field teacher from the local university utilized Notability to support her lesson on mysteries. Students filled in a graphic organizer directly on the iPad. I can tell you with a fair amount of certainty that my kiddos were far more excited to write on the iPad than to go to the front and write on the board.
Can you wander around the room and use proximity control?
assessment piece. This is great for some of those evasive and difficult to assess Common Core standards like: explain why addition and subtraction strategies work. Now, you have some concrete evidence to share.
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