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The iPad as a hammer: Moving from goals to tools

The challenge of integrating iPads into instruction is not learning apps; it’s imagining the innovative ways this tool can be used

iPad-learningEvery year, Kristen Wideen creates a project and invites other classes to join in. This year, her third-grade classroom is using the Book Creator app to create a global community book. Here is a video that her students made about the project.

What’s really amazing is that her students came up with the idea for this book, based on Kristen’s question, “What should we do?”

The path to students doing great things with iPads is understanding what the device is and what it isn’t.

(Next page: The iPad’s purpose as a learning tool)

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