Do you have one iPad in your classroom or a class set of devices?
If so, you may be wondering how to unlock all of its capabilities.
Having students use iPads to play educational games is an easy first start, but not the best use of the device in the long term.
This pack includes graphic organizers to support 6 different creative learning projects which primary students can complete individually or in small groups using the apps Animoto, Puppet Pals, ShowMe, Haiku Deck, Book Creator, and Tiny Tap.
These graphic organizers will help students to create reader's theater movies, digital games, slide show presentations, e-books, digital portfolios and more on their iPads.
Students who use the graphic organizers to plan their digital projects beforehand will have a much easier time when it comes to actually creating the finished product. Graphic organizers are especially useful when introducing new apps.
I completed many of these projects this year with my first graders and have included links to our finished projects so you can see examples. I also included a brief blurb about each app, how it works, how you can share student work with parents, and directions for completing the graphic organizers.
In addition to reading my blurbs about each app, teachers will need to familiarize themselves with each app to use these graphic organizers effectively. I do not consider myself “techie” and was able to figure out each application within a few minutes of playing with it.