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Using IPads in the ELA Classroom… (and beyond!)

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Welcome to the approach of another school year, and another year of tech tips from Deremy and any staff members who are interested in contributing!  Last year, we had our first guest contribution (from Kelly Lawlor), and we hope to have many more heading forward.  Before I get into this week’s tip, I’d like to put in a plug for the new SPS website — if you haven’t had a chance to look around, do so – it’s much more user friendly now, and does a great job (in my opinion) of showcasing what we all do.  Kudos to the team that put it together!

This tip hearkens back to the 1:1 courses offered at SHS back in June — during that week, I taught a course on IPad / tech use in the ELA classroom.  To facilitate this, I created a livebinder of resources.  In this, I have tabs that focus on facets of teaching with technology – basics of the IPad, Schoology, and Google Drive; and then tools for specific tasks – class discussions, flipping the classroom, and paper writing, to name a few.  For each topic, I include a narrative overview, and then links to resources – examples, how-to videos, lessons, etc.  The basic portal looks like this:


While I designed this for ELA, much of the content applies to virtually any subject — feel free to look around, and let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Enjoy the last few days of vacation and, per usual, do let us know if you have a tech tip you’d like to share with the district!



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