The Educator's PLN

The personal learning network for educators

I am a 5th grade teacher. I am one of the first in my grade level to get an iPad. I am looking for suggestions on iPad applications other 5th grade teachers are currently using in the classroom. I am especially interested in ways I can use my iPad for students reading below grade level.

Views: 895

Replies to This Discussion

Tanya, I was given an iPad (1) last summer, followed by an iTunes gift card and the encouragement to try out apps. It's been an interesting journey thus far. We have an iPad initiative at our school, but, thus far, it does not require use of iPads by fifth graders. Beginning next year, however, an iPad will be required for each student beginning in grade 6. We are exploring how use by fifth graders will fit into this initiative.

Here's what I've found - some apps are better than others (no surprise there). A few free apps are gems, but it seems to me that for 0.99 or 1.99 there's a significant increase in quality. The device itself is highly engaging to nearly all students. I have found more math and science apps of value than reading. Perhaps others who read these posts will offer suggestions we can both use!

Reading a book on an iPad (or Kindle or Nook) seems easier for many students. The font can be sized for the reader's preferences, and the interface seems to focus kids. The Kindle and Nook don't have glare (or other distracting apps, generally speaking), so are easier on the eyes.

What grade do you teach? What are the math and science apps you like the best?

 I got a grant for seven iPads for my special ed students.  WE will be using them to create group and individual digital stories, create wikis to collaborate on non fiction expository writing.  I also want students to try to use Prezi for presentations.

RSS

About

Thomas Whitby created this Ning Network.

Latest Activity

Kathleen Wallace posted a blog post

Studying at the public school VS private school

Whether you are looking for a school for yourself or for your child, it’s always hard to decide on which institution is best suited for your needs. There are so many choices to consider even without thinking about public or private schools as different entities.However, if you take a look at any student testimonials and pay closer attention to what they have to say, the differences are quite huge indeed. What are some of the most notable differences between public and private schools and how…See More
22 hours ago
Dr. Camille Dempsey updated their profile
yesterday
Barry Ilagan liked Barry Ilagan's blog post How Foreign Students Study in Universities in the US?
Nov 15
Alaine Gordon shared their blog post on Facebook
Nov 13
Alaine Gordon shared their blog post on Facebook
Nov 13
Alaine Gordon posted a blog post

Online learning VS traditional learning

Choosing the type of education that suits your interests and talents can be difficult in this day and age. The sheer number of options at our disposal is staggering, not to mention the ability to completely skip academic studies and opt for online learning instead.But what are the differences between learning something online and learning it in a college environment? Besides the obvious difference that comes from their names, what are some of the most essential and useful points to note when it…See More
Nov 13
Profile IconElizabeth Maberry, Gary Newman, Erik Andreas Vold and 4 more joined The Educator's PLN
Nov 12
Christine Hinkley posted an event

OLC Collaborate - Los Angeles at Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport

January 30, 2018 all day
OLC is returning to Los Angeles to meet with online learning professionals, educators and administrators to address the opportunities and challenges we all face in online higher education today at this one-day professional development opportunity!Learn more about expanding textbook affordability programs on your campus and requesting additional state funding opportunities from model institutions across California.OLC Collaborate - Los Angeles, hosted by our academic partner, California State…See More
Nov 10

Awards And Nominations

© 2017   Created by Thomas Whitby.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service