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.