The Conference Insider
Thursday, November 8, 2012

Amy and Her iPads

By: Ava Reisman

Amy Cobb left all of her 6th grade English students in St. Petersburg Florida so she could educate so many of the middle school teachers who came to the 2012 AMLE convention (annual conference for middle level education). Here at the AMLE conference she taught people from multiple states about how iPads can some times be an easier way to learn. At the Shore Crest Preparatory School Mrs. Cobb has iPads for most of her students and uses them all the time.

Every semester, one boy and one girl are given an iPad that they return at the end of the semester. There are many apps on their iPad such as; Evernote, Prezi, Skitch, Evernote Peek, Scratch Work and many more, which are used by these students. Evernote is an app/website that is very useful for note taking. Skitch is also a very good website that you can draw pictures and write on.

I believe that iPads would be a very good tool to use in classrooms because of the many things you can do with them for education.

This conference newsletter was written by student reporters from Robert Gray Middle School, Portland, Oregon.


1...The AMLE Conference in Portland Oregon
2...Amy and Her iPads
3...Noah Salzman's Teaching
4...Brief Interviews
5...Evolution of Math
6...It's All About Relationships
7...Leadership Improvement Practices
8...Reported by Emma and Hannah
9...School Spirit
10..Active Learning


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