Today, our elementary teachers will be having a Pinterest party! They will also be getting their new class iPads. How exciting! To help in their app discovery and venture, I have put together a few resources for them. I hope it helps!
To begin with, Livebinders is a great resource for technology tools and ideas. It has it’s own app too! Livebinders is taking the idea of binders (that teachers have used for years) and digitizing them! It is similar to Pinterest in how you can search and find other people’s binders and add them to your shelf. Even if you do not want to create a LiveBinders account of your own, it is an EXCELLENT place to begin searching for web resources for your classroom!! Below is a shelf that I have created for Elementary iPad resources. Hopefully, they can use this resource for their Pinterest party today!
Pinterest is a great place to find ANYTHING! Like Livebinders, it is a GREAT stop for teachers to begin to curate the web for fun and engaging lessons! It is especially a great place for to find apps for a particular grade level or subject area. I encourage you to create a Pinterest account if you do not have one. If you need my help, please let me know, and I can get you started. You will need someone to invite you to Pinterest, otherwise, it will take you a while to get an account. Once you have an account, creating a board for your apps is a great way to organize and keep track of the great ideas you will find on Pinterest!
At this point, I have a Pinterest Board that I use to organize app info and ideas that I come across on the internet and on Pinterest. It will vary from subject and campus.
Explore Apple’s education apps by content area to see what’s best for your classroom.
Check out free lessons, lectures, books, and podcasts in iTunes U.