7 ways to use your iPad in the social studies classroom
Have iPads? Getting iPads? Confused a bit about how to actually use iPads?
You’re not alone. Tons of schools are jumping on the mobile tablet bandwagon. But they often jump on without giving teachers a whole lot of training. The infographic below – created by Tony Vincent and posted on his awesome Learning in Hand site – can be a jumpstart to learning more about how the iPad can impact teaching and learning. (Head over there and get the large six page version or a huge 24 page version.)
It highlights seven ways that you can use iPads in the classroom:
- Show on the big screen
- Manage the classroom
- Assess student work
- Interact with students
- Access your files
- Make instructional media
- Learn new things
So think about what that might look like in a social studies class.
- What could you show on the big screen? Images. Primary sources. Video clips. Student work.
- Manage your classroom by organizing kids into groups to solve problems such as this.
- Assess student learning and interact with them by using Evernote, Socrative, or Infuse Learning.
- Interact with your files and those of your students by using a tool called Instashare.
- Access files and docs created by your students using Google Drive.
- Make instructional media – and have your kids create social studies products – by using the iMovie Trailer feature.
- Learn new things by creating hash tags and specific history / social studies channels on apps like Zite or Flipboard.