Teaching Tools | VideoKristin Clouston | 10/18/2012
The Hettinger School District just bought 20 iPads and administrators say they want to make sure they`re getting their money`s worth. They just learned about a free app called Evernote that allows students to take pictures and record video in the classroom.
"Say If I`m a student that doesn`t pick up things very well or maybe I have Attention Deficit Disorder issues or something. Then I have a recording of exactly what happened in the classroom," said Superintendent Adam Hill.
Principal Kevin Morast says he realizes teachers can be intimidated by technology.
"It is difficult, but I think it`s important that students get this information, because this is what they love. This is how they learn now. So it`s up to us to adopt and make them better learners and this is just one way to do that."
The session instructor says there are numerous free apps that can be used to engage students all grade levels.
Educators also learned about a number of free tools available on basic cell phones.