I recently received five iPads from my Library Department. I have been exploring Apps and thinking about ways to incorporate them into the learning experiences in the library. I used my Poetry Month Centers as an opportunity to try them in a center. It worked fairly well. I added the Word Mover App from ReadWriteThink and let the students follow their passions.
Here are a few of the poems from each of the iPads:
There are a few things I learned:
*The students took ownership over explaining to each other how to use the Word Mover App.
*The poetry varied in quality, showing me that I need to place more parameters on the content.
*The drag and drop options were more popular than creating a poem from scratch.
*I need to manage the time spent on the iPads to ensure more equity.