I just recently been given an iPad mini to learn to use. The intent is to learn what it can do, how I use it in the classroom and when our state’s annual ed. tech. conference comes around in March I will be able to assist other teachers in its use and integration in the classroom.
Now that being said, I have never had an iPad, only just very briefly used one. I have seen then used by others as mainly a game pad, for note taking, surfing the web, and social media.
I have downloaded a fair number of apps (all free) that should be useful in my classroom of 3rd graders, have ones that I personally use as a teacher, games that lean to the interactive/problem solving side that my own sons like, and ones that just looked really cool…er… interesting.
As the title mentions, “Now What?” I am open to ideas, suggestions, and real world practical uses of the iPad in an elementary classroom. So I open the floor, or in this case, the comment box to share your successes, what you have learned works best, and what to avoid. Yes, your failures are welcome too. We all know that we learn from our mistakes and failures.