We got our iPads today! I have to share this picture first because it pretty much sums up how excited we all were for this day to come:
I was SO IMPRESSED by how well everyone did today. We had LOTS of directions to listen to during the setup process for our iPads, and the class followed every one of them. They helped each other, worked efficiently and got the job done. They definitely brought the GRIT and self-control I told them they’d need today!
Check out some pics of us during setup:
We ended up having a mostly iPad-filled day, but were able to set up our Gmail accounts, setup and verify Apple IDs and iCloud accounts, and log in to the App Store (including account verification and security questions–that was time consuming!). After lunch we downloaded Cut the Rope (it’s the FREE APP of the week!), as well as Pic Collage. Our first iPad project was to use Pic Collage to create home and lock screens to personalize our iPads and help us tell them apart from others. We’ll use this app (along with many others) in creative ways throughout the year to show what we’ve learned and demonstrate our understanding. The last part of the day was a hoot! I wish I had video of all of the funny pictures people were taking of each other to add to their collages. WHAT FUN!
I mentioned it before, but I have to say again–ROBINSON 5TH GRADE ROCKED IPAD DAY TODAY! I am so impressed with all that was achieved today, with little to no hiccups. Here’s to a great year of learning and growing with a fabulous tech tool in our hands! Oh, and of course, THANK YOU TO THE KIRKWOOD SCHOOL BOARD FOR MAKING IT HAPPEN! As a teacher I appreciate all that you do to help me help my kiddos achieve great things and work to their highest potential.
Did I mention I LOVE MY JOB?!