Mandi & I were privileged to present at the MACE 2014 conference a 90 minute session about the Oxford USD 358 iPad 1:1 initiative we administer. We also attended and gathered great tips and tools to share with you. One thing we noticed was the large number of sessions that highlight iPads in the classroom. There is an abundance of high quality teaching tools, services, and lesson plans built around iPads. Its a reassuring feeling knowing the Technology you’re spending so much money and time on has the support of many many other developers, districts, and education centers.
I’ll share with you just one tool we learned of in a Social Studies session. Its a newer Google project that are virtual tours using Google Earth. This link is an entire tour built around the American Revolution. In addition to places, maps and pictures, the creator has added terrific thought provoking questions that would work great in class discussion or reflection. (i.e. Lexington 1775: Why would the militia have kept their weapons stored so far from Boston?) Teachers or students can create tours at: tourbuilder.withgoogle.com