iPads in the Early Years

Learning, Teaching & Exploring with iPads @ Laburnum PS

Learning Together

In Mrs Rovatti’s grade this week, there were some very excited Prep students getting ready for their big excursion to the farm!

Using the iPads and working pairs, these super-confident iPad users were creating images of the farm and predicting the animals they might see. Some students used built in images, and some drew the animal themselves.

However, everyone then used the text feature to label their animal. As Mrs Rovatti and I watched them swipe, draw, erase, teach others and correct spelling we admitted we are both still amazed how quickly they go beyond the fun of the tool and get down to the learning!

The app Mrs Rovatti, and the other Prep teachers, are using is called “Doodle Buddy”. It’s free and is a great multi-purpose app for supporting younger students to express their ideas when writing can sometimes be a challenge!

Thanks for having me Mrs Rovatti and Prep R :0)


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In Grade 1 B this week Mrs Buccilli and her wonderful students have used some ingenuity and some iPads to come up with a great learning experience! In her words:

“In class we have been looking at words that contain the short ‘o’ sound. Students worked in pairs using the Pic Collage app on the iPad to create their own ‘o’ collage. They loved changing fonts and colors, taking photos, resizing and adding stickers. It was a great way to take Word Study sessions to the next level using technology!”

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