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Short answer: With a lot of work. Long answer: There may be possibilities where students working on iPads can work next to students not working on iPads, but my experiences volunteering in elementary school suggest that it creates a division that would be more distracting than helpful. I recommend segregation so that the people not working on the iPad are ...


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I’ve been using GoodNotes 4 for six years now, and I’m pretty happy with it. Others I’ve heard about but do not have extensive experience with are Notability and Nebo. Notability has a audio recording feature which upon playback can sync the audio to your writing (but again, I have not used this feature). Good Notes 4 does have the zoom in feature you are ...


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An excellent question, and @Richard is right when he says that if the iPad (or any technology) can be easily replaced it's not being used well. So I propose that the way to use iPads with some, but not all, students is to make them one tool among many. I'll try and be specific here, but K-3 is not my area of expertise. Let's say you're doing an activity ...


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If a learning activity can be effectively carried out without iPads, then the iPad is not being used appropriately. Good educational technology does not just change how something is done, it expands what is possible. If pen and paper is just as good, maybe pen and paper should be used. As an analogy, if parents seriously object to the ready availability of ...


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(This is more of a starting point than a complete answer. Having written it, it's also mostly aimed at the wrong age group.) For some tasks you might want to use the ipads for, you can replace them with a different object: a single-person whiteboard for drawing/displaying their answer, a calculator, compass and ruler for construction, tracing paper for ...


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Mandelpad plots the Mandelbrot set and associated Julia sets in the complex plane, and could spark a few interesting discussions (it has in my class), or even a "fractal art" project. In coordination with some other visual processing apps I've used it to create some very beautiful and intriguing images to use as cover photos, backgrounds, and the like on my ...


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