iPads in the classroom!
I have a basket full of headphone splitters for my computers and iPads. This allows two students to be on one devise and use a set of headphones each. There are even splitters with up to 5 different connectors.
I love the camera feature on the iPad. The fact that I can hand students the iPad and say, "Go record..." is wonderful.
My students have recorded their Ode to... (fill in the blank) using the iPad. One student holds the iPad while the other one is recorded. If we aren't using microphones, we use the "Quiet on the Set!" sign. Students will show this when we need it a bit quieter. It is never completely silent because students are not comfortable recording themselves with everyone listening.
My other favorite site to use with the iPad is Vocaroo for the listening portion. Students can record using a desktop/laptop and then you can upload to the class website. Great for a "listen to reading" station.
My favorite use of Vocaroo is recording, If I Were in Charge of the World poem project.
I have them leave an open doc on the desktop so they can copy and paste the URL. Later, I go back and add the link to our class website. Great way to share student work with parents. (Create as QR code to the link...that's a later post!)
Some of my favorite apps for classroom use are...
Poetry Magnets- Move words around to create poetry. I will then have students take a screen shot of the poem they created. It will add it to the library of photos.
Mad Libs - A fun and engaging way for students to practice parts of speech!
First, students pick a story title. Then, they are asked to fill in a part of speech, one word at a time.
If they are having a hard time finding a word, there is a hint button. Once you click on the hint button, words scroll across the bottom!
Science 360 - This app provides the latest science videos from scientists. The pictures are amazing. There are videos and pictures of extremely high quality!
This linky is open all week. I would love to see how you use the iPads in your classroom.