Sunday, August 19, 2012

Yes !! Yes !!

Yes !! Yes !! I had been wanting ipads for my classroom for a LONG time. I thought I would be proactive and write a couple of grants this summer. I received enough money to purchase 3 ipads for my classroom. Plus, I plan to purchase one for my own personal use. I went to a training that showed how to use the ipad in the classroom. There were so many amazing apps that I can't wait to get started. I don't dare purchase them before school starts because I wouldn't get anything else done. What are your favorite, can't leave without apps ??

Thursday, August 9, 2012


While checking some of the teacher blogs I saw Technology Tailgators post about Voki. This seems like a great interactive way to get students involved in a whole new way. I like the idea that students that tend to be shy about speaking in front of the class, can now do it with their avatar. I have been noticing that the new common core standards do have a lot of areas where students need to work on their speaking skills. This would be a great introduction to that. I also thought if I had a sub this would be a cool way to give my students a message. Here is Techology Tailgaters site, she is amazing !!