Changing Tradition

Teachers, Throw Away the Old Playbook!

“The less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it” - Mark Twain

Technology has become an important tool in schools that will change education forever. This flyer is all about using tablets in the classroom. Teachers are using tables in several different ways in classrooms. Instead of just reading about famous musicians or speaker, with an iPad, students can actually hear these important pieces of history. There are endless options for texts to read on a tablet. This makes the "book" last longer and are more lightweight than textbooks. Students can also have the book read to them out loud to enhance their reading experience.

Teaching with Tablets

Reasons for using tablets in your lesson plans:
  • Gives life to textbooks
  • Provides a familiar experience
  • Provides access to thousands of apps
  • Reaches students' needs
  • Provides alternatives to print books

"A love of tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril; but the new view must come, the world must roll forward." -Winston Churchill

Myths About IPads in Schools

"They're only for downloading and receiving media, not creating it."
  • This is a myth because students can create projects, slideshows, presentations and more if their teacher is up to date on the uses of iPads. Click this link to see 103 ways of students creatively using iPads in the classroom.

"There is no need for iPads in the classroom when you have access to laptops and desktop computers."

  • iPads are lighter, take up less space, will boot up quicker and can do anything a laptop computer can do. In this website titled 'Tablets vs. Laptops in K-12 Education', they discuss the possible counterpoints.

"Introducing iPads will ruin the future of handwriting".

  • This concept has yet to be proven. Without integrating technology into today's classrooms, students will not have the appropriate skills needed to thrive in today's world.

One Transformed Classroom

Combine 29 fifth graders, 15 iPads, and one gifted teacher and what do you get? A truly transformed classroom.
One Transformed Classroom
This is another great classroom blog about integrating technology and specifically iPads, in the elementary classroom.