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Thursday, June 16 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Why Manipulatives For IPads?

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Hand and eye coordination is key for the pre-primary and elementary grades. There a variety of tools coming out for these teachers. Teacher buy-in to the use of IPads for the younger grades goes up when you are integrating something tactile with the game play. It is also a 'win' when teachers see skill review integrated with game play. Some of the tools available are also at a nice price point for schools and are sturdy enough to be reusable. What I love is that many of the apps are free once you purchase the device and either their are multiple apps being developed or the reverse (more tools are created.)

Here are some of my favorites which we will present, discuss, and try during our session:

Tiggly https://www.tiggly.com/

The Osmo device https://playosmo.com/en/?utm_source=Bing&utm_medium=CPC

Marbotic-Smart Letters

If time permits we will discuss the 20/20/20 rule. For every 20 minutes, please make sure that you look up at a distance of 20 feet away. Manipulatives like the ones above help to break up the stare down that happens when looking at a screen for too long.


Thursday June 16, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Hypatia (A202) A202