Opportunities for students to learn from each other have exploded with the 1-1
iPad initiative. I had an opportunity to get a photo of this yesterday. Our 3rd
graders had recently had their personal iPads updated with all of our new apps,
thus needing to reset Gmail, iFiles, etc.
After we had finished with these and added the
personalized photo for their desktop and lock screen, on of the students said,
"What about our floating home button?". I had completely forgotten about that.
By that time, some of the students were so deep into exploring the new apps that trying set up a floating home button with the whole class would not have been an effective use of their time.
So I asked the class, "Who's interested in doing this?" and, "Who
can teach this?"
I made the announcement that L. was teaching the floating home button at the front table, and anyone interested in learning it can bring their iPads to the
It was so exciting to see several students move to that table and work with
the student/teacher to set this up and learn about it, helping each other
along the way. These students will, in turn teach this to their classmates as they are ready to use it.
Hi, I'm Margie Brown, an Educational Technologist at Valley View Elementary School in Eanes ISD. I love working with students and teachers and discovering new digital tips and tricks everyday!
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