Exhausted would be an understatement.
So I have used iPads in my lesson, unfortunately they are not transforming learning, however I do believe that they have amplified learning.
My experience … I developed a lesson that would allow the students to use iPads to make a video recording, I thought this would be an awesome introduction to implementing ICTs (other than YouTube clips) into my teaching. Well, one thing I can say is MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THE RULES … these little rules that the students know when it is time to use their iPads they must follow, this not only saves your sanity it improves organisation and time wasted on gaining students attention away from the screen. Needless to say, lesson learnt.
Before the lesson I was nervous and apprehensive about how I would go allowing students to complete this task independently, but I underestimated these beautiful little souls, they were so great, that it boosted my confidence and now I think, ‘Yeah, I can use ICTs in my lessons, and the more ICTs I learn about the more I can integrate them into my planning and teaching’.
Next, stop … Book Creator and Air Drop, here I come.