One quick search of the App Store is all it takes to find that there is no shortage of educational apps available for your iPad. The trick, it seems is to find the one that best suits the needs of your classroom. Like any other piece of teaching material, it is important to have a purpose for using it. What is the intended outcome? Learn to not judge an app by its cover; ignore the bells and whistles and make sure that you’re only encouraging the use of apps that support your learning goals.
When considering the use of an app I use this criteria to determine if it will be a good fit for my class.
1. Is it being used in place of something else?
For example is the student using the white board on Explain Everything to practice spelling their word wall words or to work out…
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