March 22, 2013

Example of a Shared Environment

In North Pole, Alaska, a 5th grade classroom has 15 iPads for 29 students.   The iPads are in the hands of the students most of their instructional time and they use them in many different ways.  The activities range from skills review and word processing to projects.

I found this video on YouTube and chopped a piece that demonstrated one of the more transformational ways to use iPads:  Collaboration.  This is an absolutely necessary component behind the success of using iPads (or any technology for that matter) for instruction.  Here is the portion I wanted to pass along, students answering how they feel about having to share an iPad and what classroom routine the teacher uses in this shared environment.

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