However, the number of apps available is overwhelming me. I started with four math apps and one ELA app for the students to take turns using on a rotating schedule during math center, math AIS (academic interventions services), and Daily 5 centers (I use more like a Daily 4). The apps I downloaded so far are:
The students that have had the chance to use it this week really have loved it but I am not sure what apps I should really be using. Please...does anyone have some good recommendations for fourth grade apps? It would save me some legwork if I can hear from real teachers what has worked in their classrooms:)
Also, I have been nutty about letting students use the iPad anywhere in the room except for a table where the iPad can be propped on this cover set up that came with it. I told the students that they cannot carry it around the room. You see, I also have responders in my room and it never fails that someone drops the responders when they use them. This could be deadly for the iPad. Am I being too paranoid?
Any help or advice you can take a moment to offer is greatly appreciated. Thank you:)
Update: Thank you for the comments so far! I can't wait to check some of these out!! The iPad I have has the otter box on it (thank you to Shasta Looper for your comment reminding me what that thingy is called) and my tech guy didn't say anything about the iPad being replaced if it is damaged in the otter box. I guess I am paranoid they will take it away if I can't take care of it. Also, the apps don't have to be free. I am not sure how much I could spend but right now I only have 5 apps and am allowed to send some requisitions to the tech dept.