Best Practices for iPad Apps in the Classroom

This month, teachers are opening their classroom doors to prepare for another year of learning. With the abundance of tech tools available for education, how will teachers choose the best method for integrating technology in their classrooms?

Our team at Duck Duck Moose has been making educational apps for kids since 2008, and we’ve collected some compelling teaching techniques from educators who integrate our apps with their lesson plans. We hope these examples of how to use iPad apps in the classroom help get your school year off to a bright start!

Use Apps To Tell a Story

Kids are using apps to record their voice and explain what they learn. Click the ChatterPix video below to listen to their stories about shapes. Teachers have been especially pleased to see shy children step up to the microphone in bold new ways.

Use Apps To Show Thinking

Here students are using Draw and Tell to explain their math thinking. Used with assessments, these verbal testimonials can demonstrate a dynamic view of a student’s understanding. 

Use Apps To Do Research

Themed topics provide a focus area for doing supplementary research on an iPad. Once research is complete, students can summarize their research into a presentation of their own.

Use Apps To Make a Video

Intrigued by their own self reflection, making a video can capture a student’s attention and encourage creativity in visual ways.

App Smash to Create Something New

App smashing is a term for using multiple apps to create an end product. With an inventive set of tools, it’s amazing to witness what children come up with on their own. In this case, Draw and Tell helped a child design and record their explanation of the water cycle.

Use Apps To Practice A Skill

Math practice can help kids build confidence in the classroom. Making math practice fun and engaging is a top priority at Duck Duck Moose! Check out Park Math, Moose Math and Pet Bingo for more math practice activities for kids.

 Visit duckduckmoose.com to learn more about our educational apps for kids!

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