Monday, May 13, 2013

If I had an iPad, ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dummmmm

Yes, that is a Fiddler on the Roof reference. It's hard to make lyrical references in print, but I tried.
 Anyway, happy Monday, friends! Just four more weeks to go for me. Things are getting excitingggg!

Speaking of exciting, I just found out that the elementary specialists are getting iPads next year! Yeah baby! I'm definitely not on the cutting edge of technology, but I'm pretty pumped about this!

Oh Rudy, you're even cuter on an iPad.

I'm hoping to take an introductory iPad course over the summer, and I know of a few art teachers' i-resources: the Fugleblog, Theresa Gillespie (who is presenting at the online AOE conference, SO PUMPED!), the Teaching Palette. And they're great! What are your favorite iPad apps and functions for the elementary art classroom?

Now, because we don't yet have full class sets of iPads for my art classes to use, I'm more curious about ways that I can use the iPad to enhance my instruction. How can I use it as a teaching tool? Apparently, this "let's give all the specialists an iPad" idea is to avoid giving us SmartBoards. And while I'm fine with that--I don't really want a SmartBoard--I'm not quite sure how an iPad replaces a Smart Board. Thoughts?

How can I use the iPad to beef up what I do? C'mon, techies--hit me with your best shot.


  1. I did a post on my blog a little while ago about my favorite apps...I haven't necessarily used them all in class as of yet, but I can imagine using them next year when I'm a little more organized with using the iPad!