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  • Lake Hazel Middle School
  • Boise, ID

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Through a grant I got iPads for my students to use but I have no way to charge them and keep them locked up. I love using apps to help my students experience history and geography. I use the iPads for several projects, such as stations where students delve into different sources to learn about the events of 9/11, WWII and modern wars. I also use the iPads for them to research and present keynotes on the best invention of the Industrial Revolution and "Who Wrote Shakespeare." However I have found that it is difficult to manage the charging, syncing and security of 15 iPads. Therefore, I was only using it for those big projects. With a locking charging/syncing station I am able to make the devices available to the students when they are done with their work to use apps like TapMap Quizzes to learn the countries of the world, and Quizlet to study their vocabulary and people. This puts the devices in their hands more frequently and makes better use of the technology. The smaller charging cords enables us to manage the charging with much less chaos, and the earbuds make it so students can watch videos on the topics or listen to interviews as sources as well. The small globes allow me to "put the world in my Geography student's hands," as they they are able to see how the earth's movement around the sun creates seasons, wind and ocean currents. I have used styrofoam balls in the past but being able to see the countries and equator on the balls will help them to be able to see and better understand the reasoning behind these systems. The card stock, pens, and markers are used for student activities.

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Through a grant I got iPads for my students to use but I have no way to charge them and keep them locked up. I love using apps to help my students experience history and geography. I use the iPads for several projects, such as stations where students delve into different sources to learn about the events of 9/11, WWII and modern wars. I also use the iPads for them to research and present keynotes on the best invention of the Industrial Revolution and "Who Wrote Shakespeare." However I have found that it is difficult to manage the charging, syncing and security of 15 iPads. Therefore, I was only using it for those big projects. With a locking charging/syncing station I am able to make the devices available to the students when they are done with their work to use apps like TapMap Quizzes to learn the countries of the world, and Quizlet to study their vocabulary and people. This puts the devices in their hands more frequently and makes better use of the technology. The smaller charging cords enables us to manage the charging with much less chaos, and the earbuds make it so students can watch videos on the topics or listen to interviews as sources as well. The small globes allow me to "put the world in my Geography student's hands," as they they are able to see how the earth's movement around the sun creates seasons, wind and ocean currents. I have used styrofoam balls in the past but being able to see the countries and equator on the balls will help them to be able to see and better understand the reasoning behind these systems. The card stock, pens, and markers are used for student activities.

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