Help me give my students iPads; which will allow for more differentiated, interactive, and engaging, reading and writing work stations.
I am and ELA and social studies teacher. Therefore, I have the privilege of impacting the lives of a multitude of children. We have only had one day of school this year. However, I can already tell what a wonderful, loving, spirited group of students that I have been blessed to teach.
Middle school students have a high interest in technology.
I learned very quickly that this class is no exception. Therefore, bringing in additional ways to spark that interest in reading and writing is ideal. There is also a variety of different learning styles within my classroom. I LOVE this because it makes a class exciting, and unique! The learning tool that I am looking to implement will be one additional way to modify the teaching curriculum, in order to meet the needs of the different learning styles within my classroom.
Reading, writing, and grammar are an essential part of everyday life. However, it can be a challenging subject for some students. Therefore, creating and implementing engaging lessons and projects is crucial.
iPads will allow me to utilize apps, such as ChatterPix, for reading and writing in work stations.
ChatterPix is an app that I have used previously. It was exciting to see the students so engaged and interested in writing during these projects! First, the students would choose a topic of interest. Next, they would write their story. Then, we moved on to the app where students could use a picture, and make it talk. Once done, I would export them to my computer and we would watch them on the big screen. I could include so many objectives into this activity, including point of view.
There are many other apps that I want to implement within my classroom, including QR codes. Again, this is an activity that students thoroughly enjoy. There are several different ways that I include this into the lessons, or work stations. One way is for students to bring it to their desk area and work on it independently. Another exciting way I use this app is to have students participate in a scavenger hunt. These different types of learning strategies provide a multitude of opportunities to differentiate for student’s learning styles.
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