Are iPads a toy or a tool?
My answer; both. It depends entirely on how you use them. My goal is to use them in ways that improve traditional learning activities by:
1.) saving time.
2.) allow for differentiation to meet each child's learning needs.
3.) motivating reluctant learners.
4.) make learning fun.
So, I plan to blog on here about specific apps and how they can replace something you already do AND meet the above goals. I may come up with something catchier, but for now I'll plan on calling them Teaching Tools. for example, the next post will be Teaching Tools: Word Families
Using technology in meaningful, developmentally appropriate ways to make learning come alive and differentiate instruction so that all students achieve. I hope this blog is helpful to anyone utilizing technology with children. If you have found it useful, I appreciate you letting me know and sharing with others.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Learning tool or toy?
Posted by DigitalKindergarten
Labels: iPads, teaching tools
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