Skywrite! What better way to practise your spelling words than to write them in the sky! You simply type or write your spelling word on the screen and immediately your plane will fly across the screen, writing your word as it goes. You can even choose different backgrounds and different colours – it’s awesome!
Type Drawing is an easy and fun to use App that would work really well for a spelling activity or for introducing theme words. It was really popular with the grade ones, they loved watching their words come to life.
We have been experimenting with three different options for using headsets with our iPads.
Belkin Rockstar Headphone Spitter (5 in 1)
Headphone splitter (2 in 1)
Surprisingly everything worked well except the for the standard headsets.
The Belkin Rockstar lets up to five children plug in their headsets and listen to an animated story at once. You can buy one for $19.64 at Officeworks.
WIth a double headphone splitter, two students can listen to and use the iPad at once.
The standard headsets were an absolute disaster. Whilst the students were sitting everything was fine but as soon as they started walking around they risked tripping on the very long cables and dropping the iPads.