Teaching with an Ipad

 

iPad

I am a teacher in need of some technology and I just received a new Ipad and it is awesome!  Well I think it is awesome, I haven’t really done that much with it,except download all of my apps.  I will say it works so well, like it is supposed to.  Unlike so many of the Windows products I have used.  I like the Windows products, but it seems as if I often am “fixing” things and waiting.  The Ipad is sleek and fast.  I need to see how best to use it for school. I received it on Wednesday and have been playing with it ever since.

You see I got it because I am a department chairmen and “need” it for my work as an administrator.  The truth be told, I don’t really need it, I could do what I need to do without one, but hey, I am not looking a gift horse in the mouth to use a phrase.  And by the way, do you know they use that phrase?  I can tell you.  When you want to tell the age of a horse, you check their teeth.  The further out the horses teeth are, the older they are.  A horses teeth begin to grow at angle towards the outside of the mouth, the more pronounced the angle, the older the horse.  So when you were gifted with a horse it was considered bad taste to check the horses mouth.  I can’t help it, I am a history teacher.

Back to the Ipad, thanks Dr. Warren and I promise to learn how to use it for more than just movie viewing, which is very good by the way.  Nope, I promise to find great apps and uses for it in the classroom between movies.  If anyone knows of any great apps or uses in education, PLEASE, let me know.  Until the next time, peace (I have to go watch a movie).

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