Friday, January 20, 2012
Teacher: Heather Boutin
Project Name: iPads for Learning Pilot in First Grade
What incredibly exciting news! I am sure that many of you have caught wind that our classroom now has some new technology - the first grade team was awarded a grant from the Yarmouth Education Foundation and each first grade classroom now has two iPads and the Yarmouth school department gave us new projectors and other equipment necessary to make the iPad a useful tool in the classroom. This technology has really opened our classroom up to a whole new world of learning!
As you can imagine, the students are ecstatic! We are in the exploring phase of the iPads and we are learning how to successfully integrate them into our classrooms. Students will be using the iPad in our listening center to read along with picture books and they will also be exposed to a couple of games that support our spelling instruction. We have been using the iPad as a tool in math and handwriting lessons and I am very excited to find many more ways to incorporate the iPads!
(cross posted at http://boutin105.blogspot.com/2012/01/ipads.html)