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What Can We Do With iPads?

There has been a lot of buzz around Goochland about the new iPad pilot at Goochland Elementary School. This has called attention to the shared computer cart at the GHS/GMS campus, and teachers want to know what advantages iPads have over our trusty laptops.

Last week, during New Teacher Academy, we had the opportunity to explore project based learning at the Science Museum of Virginia. New teachers and mentors teamed up to learn about some of the exhibits and introduce them to the other participants. To introduce the activity, Zoe and I made a sample video as everyone was arriving for breakfast.

In the past, we would have needed a camera, cords or card readers, and a lot of time to edit video clips into anything worth calling a movie. We made this very silly video in about ten minutes. Take a look, and start thinking about ways in which you can make the most of the portability and ease of use of these devices.

 

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