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Utilizing Ipads in Elementary School; Yes or No?

Ipads are not only entertaining for children, they can also provide a plethora of useful, interactive information for students in the classroom. While many students may not have the opportunity to utilize ipads at home, providing the chance in school teaches responsibility, patience, and trust, and provides a glimpse of technology that can fit into any lesson plan. There are an unlimited amount of educational applications that can be used to enhance knowledge and promote student achievement.
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Utilizing Ipads in Elementary School; Yes or No?
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    Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2

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    Dina Capobianco says:
    Basically, this is a list and description of some of the best resources for applications and strategies for using the ipad in your classroom. Make it fun and informative by allowing students the chance to participate in high quality technological lesson plans at their fingertips. From best practices and strategies to the best applications for elementary school students, they have you covered.
  • Dina Capobianco says:
    Taking it a step forward, listed here are many reasons why using ipads can be extremely helpful for students from decreasing back strain by avoiding taking home textbooks each day and saving paper to providing a customized learning experience for each individual child, ipads can be very useful. At the bottom, reviews are provided from other schools who are already using ipads in their classrooms.
  • Dina Capobianco says:
    To improve classroom productivity in the classroom, ipads are highly effective. They provide a sense of collaboration, freedom and control over their own learning, alternative education that was not previously available, and the ability to incorporate differentiated teaching styles and special applications tailored to fit the needs of all ability levels and types of learners.
  • Dina Capobianco says:
    Using ipads helps students to grasp technology more effectively and incorporate it into their everyday lives. Using them in the classroom rather than having to go to a separate computer lab, students will think of technology as a part of the lessons and classroom, rather than as a separate entity. This school also uses classroom management technology ensuring the ability to track student progress and assess growth.
  • Dina Capobianco says:
    By taking control of their own learning, students use ipads in this elementary school classroom for both independent and group work. Student performance has increased statistically due to the incorporation of these ipads, and will help them prepare for the future, allowing them to understand technology and get ready for the real world at a young age.
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BloomBoard Asks:How much focus on iPads do you think is acceptable in elementary school?