One App – Whole Class by @PrimaryIdeas

Just one iPad in the classroom? Explore these apps...

A couple of weeks ago, I wanted to do an activity with my class at the end of an English lesson about word classes. I knew I had Shake-A-Phrase installed on my iPad device, but, at the time, it wasn’t installed on the school’s iPad devices. I decided to give something a go…

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I opened the app up on my device and used AirServer to allow the whole class to see what was on the iPad’s screen. I then started the Quiz element of Shake-A-Phrase and when each sentence came up the class called out what they thought the answer was and I clicked what they suggested. As a class, we discussed, enjoyed and learned.
I’ve since given this a go with other apps too and in different ways:
Math Duel: Split the class in half. Each team had a person sat at the iPad device and the team called out answers for the person at the iPad to enter.
SpellFix and Word-Juice by Alan Peat Ltd.: Projected the puzzle for all to see and passed around the device with suggestions coming from the class.

At the time of writing, I tried to get Sentopiary to work, but it will not project through AirServer. Investigations on going…

Quento: While the class were using the same app, we projected one for the class to do together.

Also, display two screens side by side – competition… 

Even tough we have class sets of iPad devices, this gives a different slant on the activities. If you try it, let us know. We’d love to know any other apps that work well.

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