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How can I use iPads in a kindergarten class?

Dec 16, 2013 2:41pm

  • English Language Arts / Math / Science
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    • Jan 22, 2014 8:47am

      The focus should not be on the iPad - it is a tool, not curriculum. The iPad should be a choice in the students' learning. Most importantly, students should be utilizing iPads to show their learning not playing games.

      • Dec 17, 2013 9:28am

        Most likely try to share details. They should catch on easy.

        • Dec 17, 2013 8:47pm

          By not giving everybody an Ipad just by them in groups of 4 and put ipad for each group but you and if u have another teacher teach them the lessons go very slowly and walk around and teach them how to use it.

          • Dec 18, 2013 12:31pm

            Rocket Speller is a great free app. It shows a picture and says the word. The letters can be dragged into correct position, then it says the word. The Rocket Speller Plus is $2.99 but it gets into higher levels. My kids love it.

            • Dec 28, 2013 9:55pm

              Follow Matt Gomez on Twitter! He is a great Kindergarten teacher who shares his experiences freely. He has the Kinderchat symbaloo page where he saves links geared for the Kindergarten student. His blog is:

              • Jan 5, 2014 10:34am

                I use iPads during Workstations/Centers. For example within "Sight Words" students have an opportunity to do app "Spelling City". They access my site and focus on a particular week's word list that allows them to do multiple activities. I set up the list via

                • Jan 11, 2014 1:37pm

                  I recently used iPads with my class doing a research project. The Unit was on food. The students were in groups of 4. Each student was responsible for one part of the meal (meat, starch, veggie, dessert). The students had their own iPad, except for one child who had not mastered identifying his letters. He had a partner. They had to type in their food and find a fact. Reading the fact was done with teacher support of course, but they did all the typing and recording of their fact. The student then filled out a graphic organizer on their food item, drew a picture, and then the groups presented their meals to the class. :)