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55e4fbf107a1d Using iPads to demonstrate frog dissection in Science
Using the iPads last year to help students prepare for science fair.
Activity on iPads to explore different science themes.
Using iPads to demonstrate frog dissection in Science

iPads Help Enhance 8th Grade Science

Last year, Mr. Brown received a grant from the Waverly School Foundation to purchase iPads for our 8th grade science program. Here are some notes to highlight how they are being used in 8th grade science. Thank you to the Waverly Foundation for your support. 

"I would like to take a moment again and thank the Foundation for their generosity in granting my classroom with 5 mini Ipads. We used the iPads on many occasions this last year and look forward to using them this school year.  During Science Fair and Frog/Fetal Pig dissection proper techniques of each were videoed and all students learned how each was to occur.

Students videoed themselves during different stages of Science Fair and ware able to critique each stage, thus bringing down their anxiety and giving them confidence for their final presentation to the judges. Last year we only had two iPads, this year we will have five! 
Using the iPads and Apple TV allowed me to bring the animal dissection to the "BIG" screen.  Close-ups of organs and organ removal assisted the students. We videoed presentations and human body drawings in Science Plus and uploaded them on to Facebook for all to see. 
Students were also allowed to use them for a variety of ways, every day during class. Angel pre-test, vocabulary and many educational science activities were also utilized. Notes and drawings from me were saved on the iPads for any students missing class, which eased students in making up any missed material.
We are contemplating using iPads to help judges score for Science Fair. How many we need and a system for using them is still being discussed with the 8th grade team.
Again, thank you assisting me in student learning!"
-Mr. Brown

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