Welcome to the Wildwood iPad Project!Our learning outcomes for this summer include:1) We will understand the basics of the iPad and it's use in the classroom.2) We will have apps to implement that will enhance your first quarter lesson plans.3) You will feel comfortable leading your students through the Triand online testing.
WOW! Tim Clark, you are amazing. So looking forward to learning new & exciting things!
Finally....ready to blog!
Go 4th grade team! It only took us 2 and a half hours to get set up to blog! Wow!
But it was a great 2 and a half hours my friends!
I'm so proud of the 4th grade teachers! Cindy, Kelly, Brenda and Kelly work as an incredible team :-)
Thanks Tim! I found a sticky note app that looks like it will be useful. Check it out and let me know what you think.
Okay guys, got a glitch.... Where is Kelly's app for me to check out?
Go to app store and type in sticky notes...let me know if it works.
Kelly,Sue Staton enjoyed using The Sticky Notes app for comprehension this last spring. They were able to practice story structure and noting details.
I just downloaded the Khan Academy and will attempt to figure what all the excitement is about
Hi, everyone. I found an app with common core indicators. Is called common core by Masteryconnect and it's free. You might want to check it out.
Thanks Sally! I'll check it out.
Thanks Tim for all your help today. :-)
Slice it! Is a good app for fractional pieces.
Just downloaded an app called ghostwriter notes. It was on appsgonefree that we loaded during our meeting. It looks like it would be easy and fun for students to use. Let me know what you think.
Sorry I missed it. It was only free for one day. Now it's $4.99!
That was great to experience because next year when we find apps that are free for a day we can install them on all of the iPads.
Brenda, Cindy, and I were successful at having our first ooVoo conference! It was a very exciting moment when we all connected.
We are meeting now. We are learning so much.
5th grade team is connected now too! Hooray!
The fifth grade team and B Ward are having fun learning how to blog.
Yes.....it was fun!
Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader. App is very fun!
Wow, I think we are really big time now! Blogging!!
Tim has to be the most patient person in the WORLD to have gotten us (me) to this point on blogging!!!!
This is soo cool
Mind4math: Fractions and Decimals compares the two. You might want to check it out.
Tim, I'm having trouble with my iPad. The button which is used to control most everything will not work at all today. It never has worked as it should. The only part of the iPad I can use is Safari because that's where it is. It also will not shut down when I close the cover. I'm leaving tomorrow. Any suggestions?
Call me 513-259-4164Also, the cases you have to do not shut the iPad down when you cover it. That only happens with the magnetic covers that are made by Apple.
Just loaded a free math app, AB Math. It's really cool. Timed and different lessons!!!!
I just loaded it,too! It is a free app today using apps gone free.
I just downloaded that Math app and clicked on the blog to tell you all about it but Kelly and Janet were way ahead of me :-)If you scroll all the way to the bottom on Appsgonefree there is an interesting compass app.
Found another free app. It's called Story Kit. You can read a few stories, write, and add pictures. You can even use words!,
I just played Smarter than a Fifth Grader. It was fun, even though I didn't challenged any of my friends. I can see how kids who enjoy it. It would be a great review tool for fifth graders to review third and fourth grade skills.
I downloaded Arithmetic Invaders Express. It is also free. It incorporates outer space and math. It starts out by reviewing counting. Each level advances to a harder skill-addition, subtraction, and multiplication. Third graders could use it to review skills learned in K-2. Then use it to practice multiplication. Fourth and Fifth Graders to review skills. You have to get a winning percentage to move to the next level. It keeps track of scores. I don't have a lot of experience with video games but I thought it was kid friendly.
Hi all! I finally spent some time searching some apps and found two fun math ones. Check out Factor Samuri and Coop Fractions. I had fun on them.
Thanks Linda! I just downloaded Coop Fractions and played it. it's really cute!
Just so everyone knows Reading Rainbow just came out with an iPad app!!!! I went to the App Store and searched "Reading Rainbow".I would love to get your thoughts on the app. You should, "Take a look...in a book...the Reading Rainbow" :-)
I just downloaded the reading rainbow app. atfer the "trial" it told me my parent had to register me. Would we be able to register our students?
To register costs $9.99 a month or $29.99 special for 6 months. You get one free book. That's not good!
Thanks for digging into the app Kelly and Sally. This will be part of the challenge in using apps mainly that some apps are "free" but very limited unless you pay. I look forward to finding more effective tools that don't cost as much.
There is an app called Solids Elementary. Allows the student to explore how solids are put together and all their characteristics. Pretty interesting.
Check out Sail Through Math. It is free for a limited time. It seems to be a good practice of Math Facts.
Check out iTooch Grade 3 (4 or 5 available also). It has activities for Language arts, math, and science.
Sorry, I messed things up by using my personal iPad also. The iTooch writing actives looked good. Hopefully this time my name will show.If not.....Sally S.
I've been playing on an app called Bluster from Mc Graw Hill. It lets you choose the grade level and skill, grades 2-4. Students can choose synonyms, prefixes and suffixes, word roots. It would work for grade 5 also.
This next year is going to be great because we will find activities that correspond with the curriculum and publishers we are using.
TIm, PLease remind me how to get the screen to rotate when Igo to OOvoo for our conference this afternoon. It rotates sometimes, and sometimes not. Thanks.
Have you gone to photoshop? Itis so cool! Lots of quirky and fun images.
Thanks, Tim. Becky and I called each other and chatted some more. We tried to call you back, but you didn't answer.
I would always enjoy chatting with any of you through July. If you have your iPad open it shows that you are logged into Oovoo but a person needs Oovoo open in order to receive a call.
I'm very proud of all of you as you are experimenting with the iPads this summer. I love that we are looking into ways of using graphic organizers, books, videos and apps.
Loved Bluster, but I think the words are pretty challenging!
This might be a little more advanced but I just downloaded Puzzle Quizzes from Apps Gone Free and it is pretty neat. It would be fun for our advanced 5th graders in Math. A lot of geometry puzzles.