iPads in the Early Years

Learning, Teaching & Exploring with iPads @ Laburnum PS

Where to begin!

on February 28, 2013

As we were researching and learning about using iPads in education, we can across several tools that we have found useful. Today I want to share a tool that links together a tool we teachers already use on a regular basis – Bloom’s Taxonomy – and apps that we may use on the iPad.

This supports our use of iPads as a tool for learning – a way to deepen the learning experiences for our students:

www.globallyconnectedlearning.com

(Click here to enlarge this poster.) We know that there are levels of understanding within learning. Remembering something is the lowest form – for example rote counting to 20 doesn’t mean a child understands numbers. The highest level, Creating, involves the students in demonstrating their knowledge through creating something new. For example, taking the numbers 1 – 20 and making a number puzzle or treasure map.

When choosing HOW we use iPads, we are always concerned with the depth of learning the tool offers – sometimes better learning can be achieved with pencil and paper, sometimes the iPad offers a deeper experience.

See you next time!


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