Monthly Archives: November 2012

iPads day 19 – mixed emotions

While at an in service today, I felt a variety of positive and negative feelings: + the teacher attending with me brought her iPad to use (and took notes, looked up websites that were referenced etc – this was very … Continue reading

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iPads day 18 – sharing

Today it was great to walk down the hallways and see small groups of students huddled around a couple of iPads. They were helping each other ‘play a game’ during centre time. They were also communicating and building relationships – … Continue reading

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Day 18 / thinking outside the box

It was great to have one of my parents chase me down because she was so excited about a tool her father-in-law made: a cradle for our iPads to turn them into document cameras! The sample in the staff room … Continue reading

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iPads day 17 – changing practice

This week began with one of my teachers looking for our hdmi cable so she could practice her ‘Christmas around the world’ keynote and see how it looked on the big screen and if there were any changes needed. A … Continue reading

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iPads day 16 – at pro-d

Today the entire staff was at a Professional Development workshop led by Adrienne Gear (love her!). Not everybody brought their iPad, but I loved that the comments from those that didn’t included “I didn’t think of it” – and other … Continue reading

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iPad day 15 – engaging the teachers

Busy day – using technology to meet some new teachers (not on the iPad as we don’t have wifi yet) and helping a teacher create a twitter account so that she can share what is happening in her classroom. Then … Continue reading

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iPad day 14 – connecting with the students

The main purpose of having technology in the classroom/school is to improve student learning. I enjoyed seeing my students reactions to using a ‘magic spinning wheel’ to randomly select groups for a continent-research project (passive engagement) – they liked that … Continue reading

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