iPad Keyboards in the Classroom

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I bought a new iPad last week.  It’s an iPad Air 2 and I love it. It’s smaller and lighter than the iPad I’ve been using for the last two years.  It also has a fingerprint scanner that I love.  I can unlock my iPad simply by pressing my thumb on the home button.  Super […]

Gift Guide: Setting Your Child Up with the Perfect iPad, Accessories and Apps

Choosing at tablet for your child

Choosing the Perfect Tablet for Your Child Many parents are interested in picking out the perfect iPad or other tablet for their child for the holidays.  It can be difficult though to create the ideal ensemble when there are so many choices.  Even though this website is generally geared toward teachers,  I find that people often […]

Best iPad Covers for Preschool and Kindergarten 2014

iPad Covers for Preschool and Kindergarten

I am often asked which iPad cover I recommend for preschoolers.  I’ve written before about the Garmin covers we use in our classroom.  I’ve always appreciated how rugged they are, but I had to hack them to make them accessible for preschoolers. I bought a cover for my new phone this week. I’m in love with it and […]

Making Our iPad Covers Work for Our Preschool and Kindergarten

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So did we really need military grade covers for our classroom iPads?  Are we going to stick with our Garmin Extreme Duty Military iPad Covers for preschoolers or go with something different? Read the post below to find out. When I first wrote about our Garmin iPad covers,  they hadn’t been truly put to the […]

iPad Covers for Pre-K and Kindergarten Classrooms

How do you protect your classroom iPads.

How do you protect your classroom iPads? Which cover do you use for Pre-K and Kindergarten? We’ve tried a couple of options. We added four iPads to our classroom collection this year and that meant four new iPad covers too.  Last year, we had two teacher iPads that the students used.  Those iPads had the […]

Which Stylus is Best?

Which stylus worked best with our classroom iPads?

After I tried using a stylus with my students when they worked on their journals on the iPad, I knew I needed to round up enough so that I could have several students writing at once. I wanted the best stylus for the best price. As I started looking for more stylus options, particularly paying attention […]

We finally found some good headphones!

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The headphones we ordered from Zulily finally arrived yesterday. I couldn’t be more pleased! They fit all of the children nicely regardless of head size and are so much easier for them to use than the walkman style ones we were borrowing from the older grades. Having our own headphones that go on easily is […]