Books, Laptops or iPads? Year 3, at An Phu Primary, are exploring why all of these are essential in the classroom.
To start the year, we have been really getting to grips with ICT and how we can use technology to help with our learning. We have just been given our very own personal Gmail accounts and we have already sent some e-mails to our teachers to get to grips with the process. Our next steps will be to create our very own Blogs so that we can share our learning with our friends and family around the world! This, tied in with our B.I.S.C.A.T. units, will really light the path for our way to becoming global citizens.
So that we can send and show our learning around the school, we have been using Google Drive to save our work. This means that our teacher can access our learning and we can talk about our discoveries in class.
We have also been using iPads in class to facilitate our research about Dinosaurs! We have been finding out new and exciting information using our internet searching skills and selecting what we need. There is so much information out there and it is essential that we are specific with our enquiring! Apps have also proved very useful and there are many exciting dinosaur Apps to explore.
It is always important to choose the correct method of research. With this in mind, we have been critically discussing the differences between books, laptops and iPads. All of these are essential to our learning in school but which ones are more useful for you, and more importantly, WHY?
We will continue to use technology within the classroom throughout the year. As the children gain confidence with the different Apps, programs and devices, they will be able to access and create many new and wonderful spectacles.
Jonathan Phillips, Assistant Milepost 2 Leader