Even though I’m super late to this party, I still really wanted to link up with Nikki from Sent From My iPad for her technology linky.
My #1 must-have app is the Raz Kids app, which I use daily in guided reading. I absolutely love their selection of nonfiction books and my kids seem so much more engaged just because they get to read on the iPads. Go figure!
I have recently become fascinated with QR codes and have had my students completing QR code task cards in math centers. My kids have always enjoyed task cards, but now that I put QR codes on them, they are OBSESSED and keep begging me to do them. I love that they are able to self-check their answers with the iPads and get immediate feedback. Here's one of my girls checking her work with the QR scanner app.
These are the task cards I have completed so far if anyone’s interested. Clicking the images will take you to my store. I am hoping to make more in the coming weeks since we have so many skills to review this time of year!
Here are my top 5 pieces of technology I couldn’t live without:
1. My Android cell phone
2. My MacBook Air (and my students’ MacBooks since we’re on them constantly)
3. My SMARTBoard
4. Our classroom iPads
5. My camera
The newest Web 2.0 tool I’ve tried and loved is Make Believe Comix. My friend Kate wrote a post about this site back in June that inspired me to try it with my kiddos. There are so many great ways you can use this site to teach literacy skills. Dialogue is one of my least favorite skills to teach, but this site made it so much fun. Check out this kid’s hilarious comic strip:
I’ll be back to link up with Nikki again on Friday with a techie tip and a freebie! You can link up with her here.:)