Today, I’m going to tell you a fairy tale:
Once upon a time, my mother in law (a third grade teacher) was in her classroom at school when her principal walked in and gave her an iPad for her class to use. Well, technically it was supposed to be for the entire third grade to share, but that’s almost beside the point. After some initial excitement, she discussed how the entire third grade was supposed to share a single iPad with her fellow third grade teachers, and the iPad was promptly banished into a drawer, never to see the light of day again.
Wait, should I have warned you that the fairy tale didn’t have a happy ending?
Unfortunately, it isn’t an isolated incident. I doubt that this group of veteran teachers were the only ones who put their new device off to the side because there weren’t enough for all of the students (or even for the students to share). While classroom management with one iPad going around the room might seem a bit horrific, this handy infographic below offers 15 great apps for the ‘One iPad Classroom’ with ideas on how to use them. It shows a lot of great ways to make sure that your iPad isn’t sitting in a drawer! Keep reading to learn more.
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