iPads in K1


“…joy in life doesn’t usually come in long stretches for hours at a time, month after month, year after year . . . but in moments.”
– unknown

K1 HKi used the iPads to take photographs as we went on a number hunt around our school. We found lots of numbers in our environment:

 “Look, on the microwave!”

 “Teachers use numbers too!”

 “5 Jembahs”
 “1 dragon!”
We used our photographs to make a number line for their K1 classroom:

The expectations we were working towards:
– use a digital device to create a visual piece of work, with the support of an adult
– use a digital tool to collect and visualize data
– with teacher support, identify steps to take to complete a given task using a digital tool

Things I learned during this lesson:
– the iPads are heavy and a bit hard for the K1s to hold and press the shutter to take a photo. Changing to iPod Touch should solve this problem
– we need to have a chat before starting about the important things to remember when taking photos – #1 Stand Still!
– it is so much more fun (not to mention the connections being made) when a different teacher opens up their classroom for us, Ms. Imogen helped us find numbers in the music room and that was the favourite place to take photos.

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  1. learnerjeff says:

    Very nice outline. Are they using the # line to solve problems?

  2. klbeasley says:

    We're hoping this will be a natural follow on from the activity. We like replacing teacher-created content with student-generated content. Thanks for your comment 🙂

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