Where does the time go? This year has been full of crazy, "busy"ness and I CANNOT believe it's already mid-March! This year has been full of changes for me and every time things seem to slow down a bit, they just pick right back up!
Anyways, one of the biggest changes to my classroom this year has been our class set of iPad minis. Well it is technically a set of 10 that I share with the TK, 1st, and 2nd grades,... BUT since I have been using them the most so far this year, I have 5 that pretty much live in my classroom (jackpot!). SO, I started integrating them into my Math & Literacy centers throughout the day.
THEY HAVE BEEN A HUGE HIT! Looking for new ways to keep your students in line (and super quiet)? Two words: iPad time! I'm just kidding...okay maybe only a little...
The great thing about the iPad is that I only let them use apps that have educational value to them...and most of those apps give me a progress report on how they are doing. AND that's not all....A lot of them are CCSS aligned! Yep, you heard (or read) that correctly. I'm in love. :)
Here are some of the apps I use:
I will unpack more about each of these apps and others that I use in my classroom tomorrow. Bedtime for this kindergarten teacher!
Do you have iPads in your classroom?