|Mrs. Piggott's Class|
I believe teaching is a collaborative effort, so I have created this blog to jumpstart conversations between teachers, administrators and acadmics about tools to help in the teaching process and to contribute to keeping students engaged.
I loved this workshop because I think iPads are such an amazing tool for students in the classroom, but only if they are utilized properly. I think their use is emphasized especially in elementary classrooms, but in this seminar I learned about some very helpful apps that I could put to use in my secondary classroom. I would use iPads to allow students to explore maps, atlases, play interactive history quizzes and games, practice flashcards, watch videos from class, and do group based class activities. I don't think iPads by themselves could teach useful lessons for students, but I think they would be great additional tools. There is however, the problem that most schools do not have access to iPads for classrooms for all students. I think I would still use my own iPad in class to show students cool apps that could be of use to them for the subject. I would project my iPad on the projector and allow the students to come up and demonstrate how they would use the app to complete their assignment. I think for the social sciences, iPads would be an amazing research, interactive, and practical tool for the classroom.
Sarah Anthony graduated from Michigan State University in Social Studies Education. She strongly believes in student-centered activities and encourages continuing success by communicating with parents, staff, and administration.