Then...it started. My kids discovered the iPads and began rushing through their work for a chance to practice their math or spelling skills on the coveted cutting edge tablets. I noticed some arguing and then some yelling, and heard many a "I want a turn's." I couldn't take it.
I asked my husband for some suggestions. Sometimes, non-teachers give the best ideas (probably because they aren't asked enough). Should I have assigned iPads each day? Should I go in number order? Example: Day #1 Kids #1-2 get the iPads, Day #2 Kids #3-4, and so on. What was a teacher to do?
He suggested having a range of kids for each day of the week. Here is what we came up with.
In order for a kiddo to use the iPad on their particular day, they must tell me specifically what they are using the iPad for. I also informed them that as the "boss applesauce," I can hand an iPad to any student, regardless if it is their "day." So far the system is working beautifully!