During the second year, we will be implementing iPads in two Kindergarten classes and one First grade class. We will update this as we progress with the pilot.
Due to staffing changes, we will now be trying out the iPads in a center rotation in a Kindergarten class and 2nd grade class. We are hoping for a 1:1 set up for the First grade class. I am still piloting the iPad use in my resource room in small groups. I however plan on starting to push into the general education classes with the iPads sometimes.
Above are pictures of iPad use in the general education 3rd grade room. We used the iPads in groups of 6 to read QR codes attached to their Vocabulary words for the week. Students were able to read the word Preen and then watch a video of a bird preening itself by way of QR codes. We look forward to doing more of these activities as the year progresses.
Another successful iPad activity in the general education classroom was completed. This time the full class plus 5 Emotionally Impaired students who push in during this time, broke up into partners. Each pair was given an iPad to draw a 4 sided shape and figure out the perimeter of. This picture shows how many of the students were counting the dots at first. I was able to come around and change the color and have them count the units as I corrected the shapes and perimeter. I am hoping that this visual activity may stick with them. We will be using these again to check for understanding and also move into figuring out area. Once again, all students were engaged with the activity on hand.
Good News! After sharing what I have been doing with the iPads in my class, a donor has generously provided 6 more iPads to support our 1:1 iPad initiative and we officially (after cases arrive) have a 1:1 First Grade Class. We are working towards another 1:1 Kindergarten room for next year. At this point a few more iPads are being checked out for projects and some centers.
First Time Pushing into 2nd Grade
Partners created a set of fractions and then recorded their explanation if they were greater, less than or equal