Hey TLC'ers! This is my first EVER blog post, so we will see how it goes. I have had fun the last two weeks playing with my new iPad, and I just came across an app that I had to share. I was attracted to it initially because I am a science and math teacher, but I also gave it a try because I am the mom of a very curious amost-8-year-old boy. It is called Monster Physics. We just played around with it, and the app is awesome! It is the perfect combination of education and fun as you build objects to get the monster across a finish line. I think it could be fun for all ages as it has different levels of difficulty that you can choose. It was so fun that we lost track of time and before we knew it, it was 40 minutes beyond the normal bed time. This gets two thumbs up from me as both a parent and an educator.
Friday, June 8, 2012
The students have packed up and left the building, and teachers are picking up and documenting the pieces of a successful school year. Though the rooms are quiet, there is still a buzz as we reflect on the past nine months and think ahead to the next school year. A welcome addition to our end of the year culture is Tech Camp! It is a great opportunity to explore new ideas and experiment with new technologies. I will facilitate a workshop focused on iPad applications, and have a number of apps that I would like to share with people who are itching to jump on the iPad train. If you have any apps that are instrumental to your work in the classroom, let me know by posting a comment.