addition, they have been learning how to take turns and share the iPad with each
We came up with a system to take turns. Students write their name on a waiting list that we keep next to the computer and we use a 10 minute sand clock to measure each turn. Students have been great at respecting the list and calling the next friend on the list once their turn is over. While learning to follow this process students are developing patience and respect for others.
The children are also using the iPad to study beetles. We found a beetle in the classroom earlier in the week and decided to learn more about these little insects. The children used two iPads in small groups of four to observe the body of different kinds of beetles and sketch them. We then revisited the sketches and looked at a beetle book and images on the iPads to see how the body was structured. We discovered beetles have six legs and two antennas. The children drew beetles again using permanent markers and painted them. This time their drawings were more accurate because of our observations.
- Reflecting and sharing ideas about the best use of the iPads.
- Exploring the different applications in the iPads individually and in pairs.