Title: iPad Integration with Daily 5
By: Christina Kennedy, Lava Ridge Elementary
Grade Level: 1
Learning Goal: To enhance the understanding of letter/sound and reading relationships
Content Standard: Address the diverse needs of all learners by using learner-centered strategies providing equitable access
to appropriate digital tools and resources
NETS-S Standards: Promote and Model Digital Citizenship
and Responsibility, Communication and Collaboration
Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, across the global community, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students:
- Interact and collaborate with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital
environments and media.
- Effectively communicate and publish to multiple audiences using a variety of media
- Engage with learners from other cultures to develop cultural understanding and global
- Contribute to project teams. Produce original works or solve
problems in a team setting.
Materials and Resources Needed : The students had access to a variety of learning apps that were pre-loaded onto the ipads for their use
Summary of Instructional Technology Strategies Used: We reviewed proper care and handling of the ipads and discussed the different apps available for the students to use during our language arts time.
Lesson Steps: The students are able to make a daily choice as to where they’re going to be independently working while I am meeting with reading groups and ipads were one of the choices. Students were able to choose an app and explore on the of the learning games available for approximately 15-20 min. daily.
Assessment: I didn’t complete a formal assessment, but I asked several students questions about their activities and exploration and was impressed with the level of engagement and academia they exhibited.
Reflection: The ipads were a hit in my classroom. The kids thoroughly enjoyed using them and it was a great way to start the year and integrate technology on a daily basis. The apps that were loaded were highly relevant to my 1st grade students and they reinforced the learning already taking place. I also appreciated the higher and lower level apps that were loaded in order to meet the needs of all my students.