Breakout Session

Tuesday Evaluation

Action Research: iPads and 1st-Grade Readers

Sara Getting and Karin Swainey

12/13/11, 2:25 PM-3:15 PM
Lake Superior A

Learn how iPads were used with "at risk" 1st -grade readers to improve scores in sight word recognition, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. We'll discuss how the iPads were managed and deployed, how time on task increased, and how apps were evaluated and which proved to be the most helpful.

Our Favorite Resources:

Apps for Fluency:
Voice Memos
Talking Tom

Website for Comprehension:
www.readinga-z.com

Apps for Sight Words:
K-3 Sight Words
Sight Words
Magnetic ABC
Glitter Doodle
Whiteboard

Apps for Phonics:
Word Cub
Clifford's Be Big
Alphabet Car
Pocket Phonic
Word Magic
Word Families

Other Places to learn about iPads and/or Apps:

Twitter Hashtags:
#ipadchat
#edtech
#elemchat
#mobilelearning
#1stchat (to easily follow and/or participate in a chat try tweetchat or tweetdeck)
Cybraryman's Twitter Page

Websites/ Blogs:
www.theipadfan.com
http://www.livebinders.com/welcome (search iPads)
http://learninginhand.com/ipad/
http://www.cybraryman.com/ipad.html
http://www.delicious.com/sara.getting/ipad

Follow on Facebook:
Mashable
Appolocious
ISTE
T.H.E. Journal
24 x 7 Digital
Fun Educational Apps
Best Kids Apps
Livebinders
K12 Teachers and Tech
Digital Storytime

Wikispaces:
ipodclassroom
ipadschools
teachwithyouripad
K-12 Tech Tools
Visual Blooms

Please feel free to contact us at:
swaineyk@invergrove.k12.mn.us
gettings@invergrove.k12.mn.us / @S_Getting