• I am excited to be part of the iPad Pilot Project sponsored by the Capital Area Intermediate Unit and Apple. The CAIU is working with five second grade teachers from five different school districts (Big Spring, South Middleton, Greenwood, West Shore and Camp Hill). All the teachers had expressed an interest in finding ways to effectively integrate technology into curricular areas. It is an honor to collaborate with this group of teachers whose goal is to enhance instruction and improve center and small group activities. Karen Ditzler supports the teachers in this process.
     
    The objectives of the project are:
    • Explore innovative ways to utilize iPads as instructional tools
    • Focus on iPad use in centers and small group settings
    • Utilize iPads with educational Apps to engage students, reinforce skills and accelerate learning
    Why iPads are ideal for 2nd graders:
    • iPad flat screen coupled with little 2nd grade fingers makes a great fit
    • iPad is easily portable and durable
    • User friendly
    • Allows for ease in differenciating - content, product, and process
    • iPad is fast in its speed to create a product
    • Opens a world of teacher-directed content
    • Enhances Higher Order Thinking - ability to take the concrete into the abstract
    • Ability to take the abstract and make it concrete
    • Students create an authentic product
    • Students are engaged and collaboration extends beyond the classroom

     

    Bloom's Apps



     

     

    Student Apps
    Teacher Apps
    AirSketchFree
    (Contains all the student apps)
    Arithmetick
    Confer
    Baseball 1-12 Facts
    DropBox
    Bluster
    StickPick
    Boggle*
     
    Bookworm*
     
    Chicktionary
     
    Color Fill
     
    Count Money
     
    Doodle Buddy
     
    Draw Free
     
    Dropbox
     
    Egberta's Equations
     
    FlashToPass
     
    Google Earth
     
    Grammar Jammers
     
    Idea Sketch
     
    iHourglass
     
    iTalk
     
    LetsTans 
     
    LetsTans Lite
     
    Mad Libs
     
    Magnetic ABC
     
    Math Bingo*
     
    Merriam-Webster Dictionary
     
    PhotoCard
     
    Pizza Fractions
     
    Pop-A-Word
     
    popplet*
     
    Puppet Pals*
     
    Rocket Math*
     
    Scan
     
    Science 360
     
    Shake-A-Phrase*
     
    Show Me- 
     
    Simplex Spell 1
     
    Skyview 
     
    Slice It!
     
    SonicPics*
     
    Splash Math Grade 2
     
    Splash Math Grade 3
     
    Stack the States*
     
    Stickyboard
     
    StoryBuddy*
     
    StoryLines
     
    Storyrobe*
     
    Strip Design*
     
    SumFun Addition*
     
    Telling Time*
     
    TimeReading
     
    Toontastic*
     
    Tric-Trac Math
     
    UYH
     
    VoiceThread
     
    Whiteboard-Settings
     
    Who am I? 
     
    Word Magic*
     
    Word Slam
     
    Word Warp
     
    Word Warp Xtreme
     
    Writer's Station*