When Mr. Hulin asked me to present to the BOE about using iPads in the classroom, I was a bit overwhelmed. Where to start? I had about 10 days to prepare to help convince the BOE that the iPad initiative was worth it. I started from ground zero, having never held, far less used, an iPad. Thankfully I had started curating websites and information at the end of the school year at the first mention of this initiative. Between my Twitter network and the social bookmarking site Diigo, I was able to find and learn about apps for the classroom. I could not have felt prepared without these resources. So, here they are:
· 50 Resources for iPad use in the Classroom- http://www.zdnet.com/blog/igeneration/50-resources-for-ipad-use-in-the-classroom/16126
· iPads in Education Blog (with apps by subject)- http://appsineducation.blogspot.com/
· iPads in Education Scoop.it! (updated daily) - http://www.scoop.it/t/ipads-in-education
· iPads in Schools LiveBinder- http://www.livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=26195
People to follow on Twitter:
This is by no means an exhaustive list (email me if you want more!). Every day I find more resources and get increasingly more excited about the opportunity we are being given. Not a lot of teachers are presented with the chance to implement this type of technology on such a large scale. There are so many possibilities with this new tool to improve our teaching and engage all of our students on a grand scale. I can’t wait to get started!