I'm starting with 'inform' in our classroom. There are so many different misconceptions of technology in the classroom, and if you're not trained or 'informed', then you might have a bad outlook on the 1:1 iPad Classroom. Right away I plan on sending an 'inform' letter home to parents.
My letter explains:
- why we have the iPads in our classroom
- what parents can do to help their child embrace technology
- what we do on our iPads all day (not playing 'games' all day!!)
- and where to go to find out what our class is doing on the iPads
This letter informs parents about misconceptions and the beneficial truths of learning with an iPad.
If you're curious about my Parent Letter, I would be happy to share-just ask!
As our 1:1 iPad classroom journey starts, I also plan on having an "App Alert" on our class website. "App Alert" is where parents can go on and learn about the different apps we are using, pictures of actual work used with the app and how the app works.