Have you thought about getting an Ipad, but you are not really sure how you plan on using it in the classroom? After all, if you’re going to fork up $500 then you want to make sure that it will be worth it. I’ve been an avid Apple Ipad user for the last 7 years, and I would never go back! Today, I am going to share 6 ways that I use my Ipad in the classroom.
1) Creating Anchor Charts: Anchor charts play a big role in the classroom, but take up a lot of space! Here are a few things to consider when making anchor charts on your Ipad.
How are you going to display the Ipad for the students?
Are you going to print the anchor charts?
Do you have the ability to store the in your LMS?
What app will you use to create your anchor charts?
2) As a whiteboard: I use the app Explain Everything! It's a one time paid app, and it's wonderful. It allows me to use my Ipad as a whiteboard and also walk around the room as I display the content we are working on.
3) To model organizers: I use an app called Notability to store and model using graphic organizers. You can also print them for absent students or the following year.
4) To store answer keys: I use the app Notability store all my answer keys and this allows me to be more effective in grading in a timely manner.
5) Grading my LMS: My students use Schoology and I am able to grade and leave feedback right in the app, along with voice notes. I keep the Notability app open as I grade.
6) To record model lessons: I do screen recordings reading and annotating books, working through problems, and walking students through understanding lessons.
Want to see all this in action with even more details? Watch my Youtube video on the same topic here.