Thursday, 22 March 2012

BYE BYE IPad

Having the iPad in the classroom helped us to learn about math, grammar, creating stories, keyboarding, blogging ( which is really journal writing ), and how to collaborate.  When we had the iPad we used it everyday.  There were very few days that we did not do something with it.  Using the iPad made learning fun and we wanted to learn more.  We found it was a good technology tool because it seemed faster and rarely froze like the netbooks.  We really enjoyed the educational apps and sometimes we didn't even feel like we were learning but we were learning in a entertaining way. It was easier to use than our classroom iPod and it could hold more apps.  

We really would like one for our classroom because it is a good tool for learning and there is so much more we could have done with it.  The teacher used it for assessing whether we knew 2digit by 2digit multiplication and division.   We did more things with the iPad than what we can do with a book.  We took pictures, we songified, we recorded interviews, we researched, and we created.   

WE WOULD LOVE AN IPAD IN OUR CLASSROOM TO HELP US LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WORLD AROUND US!   Thank you for letting us pilot the iPad in our classroom.  Grade 5

Friday, 9 March 2012

Rush Hour

This game was so intense, the grade fives were hunched over it together playing during library.  It is a puzzle game that starts with beginner and then quickly challenges you to find a way for the red car to exit the parking lot!  The students were collaborating to figure out the more difficult challenges.  They really enjoyed this app and didn't even know they were problem solving!

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Today Briah was exploring the world math day app. She thinks that it is way faster to type the numbers on the keypad. It is easier because the numbers on the keypad are close together and you use your fingers. On the iPad it changes your character every time you play against other people ( they usually look silly), but on the computer it is normal and never changes. Briah had a spectacular time exploring the world math day app.

Thursday, 1 March 2012




We have been so busy that we haven't had time to blog.  Yesterday we created cool photos and then used the PixelWorks app to make them look really cool.  We thought of a few ways to use this app in the classroom - you will have to keep watching to find out what we are doing!

We finally organized some of the files since the iPad was getting bogged down with all the apps, next we deleted ones that we wouldn't use.  Later during the day we made some audio boo interviews with some explorers we have been studying in Social Studies.  We put them on our Wiki and found that this was really easy to work with.  

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Playing with the grade1s!!!

Carson and I were playing with the grade1 lee. They seemed to like math ninja instead of monkey math we had 11 grade 1's play with us we asked them what game they liked the most the ninja math was the most played. Hope we can play with the grade 1's again.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Show Me

This app is a great tool for assessing.  Here is an example for assessing 3digit by 1 digit division.  Here is the link to view the video http://www.showme.com/sh/?h=PSUJUyu

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Toontastic

We have been working in groups to produce Toontastic stories. We started by browsing through the settings and characters. Next we got together with our groups and wrote overviews of our stories, describing the settings, characters and conflicts. Now we are taking turns with the iPad to produce our stories. When they are finished we will revise with the class for feedback before we publish the final copies. We are still exploring how we can publish to Toontube.