|1:1 iPad Classroom||
We are getting ready to start our Flat Stanley unit so we needed to read the original Flat Stanley book. It happened to be an ebook that I put on the iPAD which I then projected up on the large screen via Apple TV. I wasn't sure how it would be received by the students. While I have a vigorous in- class reading program and the students read nightly at home for AR points this simple ebook caught their attention - they were captivated! The power of iBOOKs was apparent to me quickly. I could highlight specific aspects of the story I wanted to highlight ( punctuation, vocabulary, parts of speech), add stickies for questions, predictions & comments, use the dictionary for words we came across. They went home and asked for the iBooks app and wanted to read more books at home! I am going to ask parents to help me buy more ebooks for the classroom . Reading AR books just got elevated to a much more interactive activity in my room! Wow.