New iPad Mini

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  1. MrsC

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    I just bought myself an after Christmas present--an iPad mini. What are your can't-do-without apps--school-related and personal?
     
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    Oh, glad you asked.

    Not that I have any answers, but we just got IPADS shortly before school ended for Christmas. I'm interested in the responses you get.
     
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    We have a bunch at school but no one wants to be in charge of them this year as it takes forever to update them all (about 10 hours).
     
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    We have a set of 15 iPad minis at school that are available to sign out; my good friend is our Technology Lead Teacher and she has responsibility for them. They only have a few apps on them right now and most of those have a strong primary slant.

    I know that one thing I'd like to use mine for is to take pictures of student work to create digital/anecdotal files.
     
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    class dojo
    educreations
    science 360
    flow free
    candy crush
    toca band
    4 pics 1 word
    chicktionary
    minecraft
    pizza 1
     
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    All of my students use Edmodo for classroom assignments. I can post quizzes and short answers that I want them to respond to and links to stories that we might be reading online. I can grade there assignments directly from the app.
     
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    How do you like it so far? What made you choose the mini over the regular size? I don't think I'd like anything smaller than the regular size, unless I already had the reg. size & wanted the mini for being on-the-go a lot.
     
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    A couple of reasons for choosing the mini--price and portability. I don't have any issues with the size of the display and love that it's easy to throw in any bag or purse I'm carrying. The fact that it was under $300 (Canadian!) made the decision an easy one.
     
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    Thanks, TG! So much for getting anything done around the house today!
     
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    Our special ed teachers are having some success with class dojo. It's used in elementary a lot, but it's working at MS too.
     
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    I almost bought myself one yesterday. I talked myself out of it, but now I'm wishing I had gone ahead and gotten it.
     
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    Thanks, TG.

    I just forwarded that site to the entire faculty of my school.
     
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    I would agree.
    I do not use it all the time.
    When I use it for whole class, it's for something like staying on task during Daily 5 or raising hand before speaking. The sounds the I-pad makes allows the kids to know I am catching someone being good, or bad, but they do not know who. Works like a charm.
     
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    Educreations
    Flipagram
    Dropbox
    Tellagami
    Any QR code app
    BrainPop Jr. has a free movie of the week app as well.
     
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    Thanks for the wonderful suggestions, everyone--keep them coming!
     
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    School:
    Socrative - get students to take quizzes, or exit tickets, or respond and vote on responses
    Educreations is great!
    CK12 has a great app, based off the website, though I can't remember the name right now.

    My kids (my own kids, not my students) use some Montessori math apps, with are good. And Memory Match. They love Temple Run.

    Personal:
    Pinterest
    Words with Friends
    Facebook app
     
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    Personal: Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Moon Phase :)lol: werewolf howl for full moon), tide charts, games (Words with Friends, Candy Crush, etc), bank, Netflix, Amazon Prime, quite a few TV station apps (PBS is good), iZip, Urbanspoon, calculator, Weatherbug, Yoga and Pilates videos...

    School: I don't bring my iPad into the classroom. It's one thing that I try really hard to keep for just me, but I do have a few - our online grade book has an app, Evernote, and My Library. I do bring the iPad in for my kid doing community service hours. She's scanning my books into My Library and coding them for me.
     
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    My lines between school and personal are somewhat blurred... And almost all of these apps are free, I have a personal principle about that because otherwise it would be way too easy to overspend!

    Personal: Evernote, mint.com, feedly, twitter, kindle, ted talks, youtube, dictionary
    School (I work with kids mostly 1:1 in resource so sometimes I'll let them use my ipad as reinforcement, so some of these apps are for kids to use): Prezi, khan academy, sushi monster (math practice), digit whiz, WWP vocab, stack the states, timer touch, too noisy (love it!), dictionary and evernote I use for school too.
     
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    I'm an SLP.

    Personal: Zinio, Next Issue (soon), Sephora, a couple navigational apps, few discussion boards, relaxing sounds, few retail stores, my local newspaper

    School: Lots of stories where the narrator reads aloud, articulation apps, language apps by Super Duper, comprehension, comparisons, parts of speech, sentences, syn/ant, idioms, emotions, pargmatics, descriptions, word searches, crosswords, Scrabble
     

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