Lesson Deli–Many iDeas for iPad minis

Welcome to iDeas for iPads!  I hope you will learn a lot about some great apps to use in the classroom.  Of course, there is exciting news about the GIVEAWAY of an iPad mini too. 
My app of choice is BrainPOP.  I am sure many of you are familiar with this wonderful video app.  We use it at school and at home.  My son even uses it for “breaks” sometimes.  Of course, he loves all things math and science, and he is (slowly) learning humor, so Moby’s funny antics make him giggle!  
In case you aren’t familiar with BrainPOP, here are some screenshots to show you what is offered:

Even if you don’t have a “membership” with them (the FULL membership costs $6.99/month and the EXPLORER version, which includes 4 related movies, costs $1.99/month), you can use the FREE video of the day at no cost.  They have seasonal videos (like this one about autumn leaves), math, science, language skills, and much more (see below for a short list)!  The videos usually start with a letter from a viewer.
The videos are GREAT to use in the classroom!  When I only had 1 iPad for the class, I would put the iPad under my document camera, plug my speakers to the iPad, and play it that way.  Then, we would all take the quiz (they are multiple choice, so we would play 4 corners*).  
It was a quick, fun way to review what we saw.  If we got many of the questions incorrect, I could easily replay the video and note what I needed to touch more on in the next lesson.  Or, I could look at the “related movies” to see if one of them would help us out.
**In case you aren’t familiar with 4 corners, it is a way to get the kids up and moving while being able to visually see what they are thinking.  Designate one corner of the room for each answer possibility (A, B, C, D).  Ask a multiple choice question, and have the kids move to the corner to show their response.  
Check out my friends’ posts for more great technology iDeas for the classroom.  What apps or iDeas would YOU add to our list?  
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  1. says

    I love BrainPop! Our school has been lucky to have a subscription for years. I love the videos. They are very educational, but funny and short enough to keep the kids’ attention. They also have great interactive and/or paper quizzes, too. Thanks for sharing!

    NC Teacher Chick

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