I consider myself very blessed to have Ipads for my
classroom. My students absolutely love “playing” on them, and I use them as a
reward for good behavior/work. I will also set up an Ipad station from time to
time if I can find an app or a website that pertains to the lesson. From the
first time I introduced Ipads in my classroom, I knew there had to be clear and
concise guidelines for their usage, or the students would end up losing the privilege
faster than they got it. A lot of my students do not have computers or Ipads at home, so they aren’t exactly sure of norms to follow when using these items.
Here are a few tips on how to set guidelines for Ipads in the classroom:
with step by step directions for Ipad use.
I created this for my classroom and I am sharing it with you for free!
3. Use a timer or Download a timer app!
guidelines and this included a time limit. When students sign out the Ipad,
they must also set the timer for 10 minutes. Obviously, this is based on the “honor
code” because I might not be around the Ipad area when they set the timer, but
by putting the fear of losing Ipad privileges if caught incorrectly setting the
time, this usually works for me.
Ipad usage for each student. Some of my students with autism have trouble
letting go of the precious Ipad when their time is up. In order to keep up with
time limits and the rest of my class as well, I am going to start using an app
locking device so that when the student’s time is up, they literally cannot do
anything else on the Ipad unless the password is typed in.
Ipads can be such an amazing teaching tool if you set clear and concise rules a the beginning of the year for students to follow!
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