I was looking for a useful subject to introduce the iPads in our Maths lesson. So I chose “angles”. The pupils got a worksheet for each team of 3 to 4 pupils. I got pupils together in teams that would not have chosen each other! I knew that the iPads would be motivating enough to push the team spirit. And it worked out.
Each team had a different part. They had to take photos and videos and add them to the keynote presentation.
The tasks were:
-Find angles in nature and around you.
– Form angles with bodies (this team was the sporty on!)
– Construct angles
– Messure angles
– Draw squares and mark the angles, corners, sides with the appropriate letters and angle names.
The presentations were very interesting, humorous and informative. I could use these examples later on, when talking about different angels and problems.
Problems: Our school is trying out different media (iPads, Windows Tablets). We had problems to save out data, as you can`t use a stick on an iPad.
Our solution: an App called “FileBrowser” got connected to our school server. Through this App and an Access Point we saved the presentations in the pupils personal account.
The Windows Tablets turn out to be more easily connected. But I think, as our administrator is firm with Windows he had no problem to write a program himself. And he dislikes everything about Apple….
I prefer the motivating, intuitive and professional looking APPS for iPads.
If anyone could help me out with other ideas or opinions, I´d be glad. We are going to instal W-LAN beamers, WLAN, and some sort of tablets in our school within the next 6 months.