Saturday, November 3, 2012

Untethered Teachers!

Not only do our students love being mobile but so do our teachers! We have equipped all of our flipped classroom teachers as well as over 40 additional classroom teachers with an iPad, Apple TV, and HD projector to use during instruction.

The teachers are using a variety of interactive whiteboard apps to create and present lessons, such as Educreations and Doceri. They also utilize an assortment of web based tools and videos.

Presenting an online image as a writing prompt.

While there is much to love about this set up, one of the most often heard comments is about being able to move around the classroom during instruction and see what kids are doing and provide one-on-one guidance to students - being "untethered".

One of our third grade flipped classroom teachers is especially good utilizing the iPad during his lessons. He seamlessly moves around the room, switching between apps, and providing one-on-one assistance to students as needed. Very masterful!

 If you would like to learn more about being an untethered teacher or using an iPad and Apple TV in the classroom, here are a some interesting articles:

Untethered Teachers: Using Apple TV in the Classroom

Apple TV in the Classroom - The New Smart Board

Apple TV in the Classroom

The iPad, Apple TV, and Classroom Management

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