Yesterday I went to a workshop at Lakes Country on eBooks and Digital Learning - WE ARE RIGHT ON here in Barnesville! Not only am I totally convinced that the iPad was the way to go for Barnesville Public Schools, but I am TOTALLY convinced that EVERYONE here is 100% AMAZING!! We are SO ahead of the game compared to SO many districts - and all the teachers have done a great job just embracing the fact we have the iPads and using them. The presenter spent time showing various apps that she really likes - and WE HAVE MANY OF THEM - YAHOO!! She also really focused on the idea of getting "cross content" area apps, as once you teach a certain topic or unit and the kids master that app skill, they are obsolete! I totally agree! Keep finding ways to use the many apps that we have! I also get the idea of wanting more - I AM QUEEN OF THIS!! I want more of EVERYTHING especially Apple and techy related items - why I can't ever be CONTENT?? That doesn't mean it's always better - and I need to be reminded of that DAILY!! So try something that you have ALREADY used, but maybe in another way - or try something new that you haven't done yet! There is NO comparing and NO right and wrong - SO many of you have been stepping outside your comfort zone and giving things a shot - and I am SO proud of you! Keep being amazing and keep plugging away staff - YOU"RE THE BEST!!!
Check out this video created by students in California for the "Insomnia Film Festival." They do this every year and kids are given 24 hours to create a video - this was the winner! They did this JUST FOR FUN!! And I think that's it! Kids are going to start doing things like this because it's FUN and because they can SHARE with others their love! This really is a hoot:)