Last November I was fortunate enough to receive 2 iPads to use in our classroom. I began researching some apps I wanted to try. Being that I don't have little kids, I wasn't too familiar with apps for 5 year olds. So I did the next best thing, I asked a 5 year old what app they were using. Teach Me was the first app I installed. It is still my students' favorite app to use. It was well worth the $1.99. Another app I purchased right away, was the Wet Dry App it correlates to our Handwriting Without Tears program.
Here are just a few of my favorites FREE Apps.
- Centers: iPads are part of my morning reading center rotations along with my computers. During morning center time students use the iPads and computers to access Lexia.
- Math Work Stations: Students access one of the many math apps I have.
- Literacy Work Stations: Students can choose to access Lexia or another Language Arts App
- Choice Time: students can access any educational app.
At the end of the day, the iPads are turned off and placed in a secure location. If they need to be charged, I place them in my charging station area. Basically it is a power strip located behind a plastic 3-drawer unit. The charging cords are ran through the backside of the drawers. I place the iPads in the drawer after connecting them to the charging cords.
I hope you have found a few new apps to use and perhaps have picked up a few new tricks along the way for managing your iPads. Check back soon, as I will have a new app to tell you all about.