iPads in the Early Years

Today over 500 educators in the Toronto District School Board came together today to examine how iPads can be used throughout the Grade 1 Comprehensive Literacy program to:

  • find texts to support young readers and

  • make thinking and learning visible through the use of technology to develop metacognition and assess student learning

I had the privilege of teaching this group of teachers how to use the app Explain Everything. To start, I used the app to create a short video on the basics of working with the app. Then, we tried out a variety of tasks that were designed to inspire and spark some ideas for working with Explain Everything in the classroom with Grade 1 students.