For all teachers that want to help your day with the use if iPads here are some suggestions of five things to do today from David Andrews who authors the blog http://mrandrewsonline.blogspot.co.uk/. Hope you enjoy them and don’t forget to comment and follow www.5thingstodotoday.com
- Go paperless by using Evernote to keep all your planning and assessments organised. Also keep examples of pupils work, which you could share at parents evening.
- Use a popular scoring game in maths, such as Angry Birds. Like any scoring game the opportunities for maths are endless. The children could use the scores generated to add, round, find the difference etc. This could be used as a mental starter, part of a main lesson or as a whole class plenary.
- Shift the pedagogy from teacher led learning to child led learning by creating short video clips, which the children can access on an iPad, to demonstrate a skill or set of instructions which they can access at their own pace and rewind and pause in lessons as necessary.
- Use an action/adventure game, such as Bike Baron as a stimulus for writing. Writing opportunities could include, a recounts ‘The Day I Jumped the Ramp’, or a report, a story, an explanation, instructions, persuasion or discussion.
- Turn the classroom into an interactive learning environment by using QR Codes and Augmented Reality with apps such as Aurasma.