iPads in the Early Years

January 8, 2015

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Today over 500 educators in the Toronto District School Board came together today to examine how iPads can be used throughout the Grade 1 Comprehensive Literacy program to:

  • find texts to support young readers and
  • make thinking and learning visible through the use of technology to develop metacognition and assess student learning

Screenshot 2015-01-05 17.45.40I had the privilege of teaching this group of teachers how to use the app Explain Everything. To start, I used the app to create a short video on the basics of working with the app.

Then, we tried out a variety of tasks that were designed to inspire and spark some ideas for working with Explain Everything in the classroom with Grade 1 students.

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Here are the tasks we tried:

We had a great day of learning! Ready to try out those iPads in the Grade 1 classroom.


Check out all the awesome tweets from today’s session. #MSICiPads #tdsbict