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iPads in the Junior Classroom

Started by Jade Kylee Butler 06 Dec 2011 6:49pm () Replies (129)

Hi, I would love to know what others are doing with iPads in their classrooms!  I am in a year two class and we have been doing a range of things with them in our room! 

- I use them as part of my reading rotation and specify what apps I want the students to use. 

- I also use it as part of my maths rotation and again specify the apps I want the students to use. 

- I have also got apple t.v set up in my room and use this to airplay shared reading!  My students love reading along with the wonkey donkey! 

- I have also used mirroring and the whiteboard app in a maths group situation where students solve problems on their iPad and then turn the mirroring on as they share how they solved the problem with others!

- I have also worked with students to create their own comic lifes about atheletics day.

Would LOVE to hear what others are doing!


  • Roxy Hickman (View all users posts) 08 Apr 2013 11:14am ()

    Hi Justine,

    Here is a link that might help - it is more literacy orientated but I'm sure will be inspiring and informative for not only your student with special needs, but all of your students.

    There is an introductory video that talks about early literacy development progressions as well as a PDF that gives a great range of Apps to explore categorized into each of the development stages.

    Apps for Early Literacy Series - Spectronics

    I hope this helps with identifying the needs of your students and choosing an appropriate App.

  • Roxy Hickman (View all users posts) 08 Apr 2013 11:31am ()

    For counting backwards from 20 I have an app that I have used with my students:  20-1 Counting. It guides the student through the process of "learn" "follow" "play". Unfortunately there are no options in the app for changing the range of numbers or turning off the music.

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