One thing that we are going to start using the ipads for in class are QR codes. QR is short for quick response. You may know what a QR codes is without really knowing its name. I'm sure that you have seen one before.
We recently downloaded a free iPad app for use in the classroom. We are using it to practice our spelling words in the word work center. The free app is....
1.Doodle Buddy- This app is used for drawing, painting and sketching. You can use various colors, backgrounds and shapes as well. Students are using the doodle app to practice spelling out their words to learn while in the spelling center. They are also using it to practice writing sentneces using their words or to sort spelling words into different categories. Please click on the link above in light blue to read more about it.
I hope that this gives you some ideas of how to use some free apps at home. After break we will be having iPad time on Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon. Students are welcome to bring in their own devices on those days. Again, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to give me a call or send a quick note.