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I Got It!!

I got an iPad for the class today!  I need to spend some time downloading apps for it, then I can start putting it to use, but needless to say, I am super excited, and can't wait to get it going!

I'm looking for ideas for apps as well as ideas on organizing one iPad in the classroom.  

I'm open to suggestions and links!


  1. That's exciting Sally. The teacher next to me has one and loves it. I will have to ask her for her favorite apps.

  2. Congrats. You can google smart apps for kids. When you sign up, they email you free apps every day!


  3. Congrats! Sign up for e-mails at http://www.smartappsforkids.com/. They send you e-mails every day with free apps. I have found some awesome educational apps from getting those e-mails. Scholastic and McGraw Hill have had great apps for free for a day or 2 at times. I love using my IPAD in my class!

    Heather Salsman
    Teaching Through Turbulence

  4. YAY, Heather! I am super excited for you. Last year I only had one iPad in my classroom and I had to quickly come up with a game plan when I saw how popular the iPad became with the kids. I created folders to house all my apps: Reading, Writing, Word Study, Math, Science and Social Studies. Then I had a sign out sheet with a timer. Students could sign out the iPad for 10 minutes at a time. After students completed their morning activity in the morning they were allowed to sign it out. Also, during my math and reading "May Dos" (what they get t do after completing their "Must Dos"), students could sign the iPad out. We set rules such as: 1. You can't sign the iPad out first thing in the morning more than once a week 2. Only two people are allowed on an iPad at a time etc.

    I also do a lot of teaching in small groups with it. Download the app Bamboo Paper and it acts like a marker board, just 10x cooler! Lakeshore learning has some AWESOME apps. My students favorite apps are: Math Bingo, Boggle, Chicktionary, Simple Machines.

    Have fun :)
    The Techie Teacher


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