It’s boggling and overwhelming to keep up on the latest gadgets and games available for the classroom. I visited http://ipadeducators.ning.com and I was impressed with the free resources. http://ipadacademy.com/ was another great site for newbies to the app world like me.
If any of you have a free app you’d like to share, please email me and I’ll post it on my site. (FREE is the operational word here!)
The thing that impresses me most is that technology enables educators to “prescribe” activities to specific skills for specific students. Instead of just throwing general information out there (like giving an aspirin to everyone), teachers have the ability to match instruction to individual needs.
REMEMBER! Balance is a key to life and education. The more time children spend in front of a computer, the more they NEED to sing, play outside, talk, and have concrete experiences. Dinosaurs and techies can play in the sandbox together!