Educational Technology

June 17, 2014

Using iPads To Support Synchronous Collaboration: Examples from 1st Grade

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By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway, THE Journal

Can first-graders — first-graders, short, 6-7 year olds — create concept maps with labeled nodes and arcs? Yes. Can first-graders create concepts maps collaboratively — working with two to three other first-graders? Yes! In today’s blog, we will recount our amazing experiences in classrooms in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools (PCCS), MI, where three first grade teachers in two different elementary schools used WeMap, a collabrified concept mapping app that runs on iPads (and Android, and soon, Windows Phone 8) with their first grade students.

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