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Thursday, July 18, 2013

The "Must Have" app for your classroom this year is...

.....YOU!  You are awesome at what you do! Don't get me wrong, I am an app lover. Apps are a huge part of my job.  My district went 1:1 in grades 6-12 this year (iPads) and I am continually asked by teachers and administrators that are thinking of going 1:1 about the "must have" apps that they should purchase.
 I have my favorites like iMovie, ShowMe, PicCollage, Comic Life, Evernote, etc.  The list goes on and on.  I have even provided our teachers with resources for apps and I try to encourage them to find the app that best fits their student/lesson needs.

BUT, in my experience as an Integration Specialist I have found that apps have a hard time competing with a teacher that...

  • engages
  • inspires
  • tells great stories
  • is passionate
  • takes student thinking to the "next level"
  • is passionate about their subject
  • is continually looking to improve
  • leads by example
  • teaches us things that we can't learn in books
Remember, YOU are awesome at what you do!  Best of luck to you this school year!

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