Wednesday, February 15, 2012
I started thinking about how the iPads can help to create a learning community. In EC, with five pads being shared by many children, this seems to be happening. Children have started to use each others characters and backgrounds to create their own stories in Puppet Pals. Because they also view each others products I see topics also being shared. Right now we're having a rush of stories involving ducks and volcanos. Last week we had several different movies made about camels in the desert using photos of toy camels and photos of the sandbox. The pads make it much easier for children to access each others work because the products remain on the pads. They also help one another with the process. Daily I see one child helping another with the technical aspects of their work. I'm interested to see how all of this plays out over time.