I would like to introduce some FANTASTIC new guest bloggers for iPad Curriculum. 5th grade students from Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, PA are going to help me review educational apps from a student perspective. I am thrilled to have help reviewing apps, and can’t think of any better voice to help me do that than the students at Shipley. Take a look at the introduction they wrote below:
We are the Shipley School 5th grade in Bryn Mawr, PA, in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Our school is not large, but a lot bigger than medium. We have a little more than 820 students PreK-12. We are the 5E class of the 5th grade. There are sixteen people in our class. There are 3 sections in the grade. Our teacher, Ms. Eiteljorg, got the idea to get iPads for the class. We use the iPads for pretty much all of our classes. We especially use the app Pages (for essays). We each have a blog where we can write anything that we want; we use the iPads for that. Some apps we enjoy are, Stack the States, Tangrams, Britannica Kids (Ancient Egypt), Number Line (Math practice), My Scratch Work (Blog posts), Google Earth, The Game of Ur, and probably more that we have not discovered yet. We have had these iPads since November, and they are working out pretty well.
Once we heard of Kelly Tenkely’s idea for reviewing apps, we thought we would want to do that too. It took a lot of preparing, and we Skyped with her. In the Skype session we asked her many things like rating the apps, what format we should do, and more. After a lot of work, we started reviewing some apps. Our class hopes reviewing apps will work out well, and work out for a while.
Here is the main entrance of the Shipley Lower School.
Welcome students, I am so happy to have you join me here! All posts written by students will be labeled with the “Shipley”.