Well, here we sit with another blustery, cold, windy day outside!! School's off and the Harlem Shake Video is made with the boys;)!!! Glad that's over with - might be making a Macbeth one later in the week:)!!!
Ok - the visit to Watertown-Mayer was GREAT!! Not only did I #1 - see great ideas and ways to use the iPad with lower elementary, #2 - was able to talk with and chat with two administrators about how they have done things and will try to do some things - but #3 - KNOW WE MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE:)!!! Like us, they are in the "substitution" phase of the iPad - you know where you use it instead of another method you might have done in the past. I have talked about BOTH the SAMR Model and the TPACK model - BOTH are GREAT ways to think about iPad integration - and both REALLY reflect the importance of that TRUE INTEGRATION!!!
Here are two visuals for you - one the SAMR Model and the other TPACK Model:
Have a great rest of the day - no GREAT GREAT free apps today - will check tomorrow and let you know,