iPads in the Early Years

January 8, 2015


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.


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