Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up. -A. A. Milne
One of the few challenges we have faced in implementing iPads has been the inability to get work off of the iPad. Our district network is not set up to allow student email at this time, although I hear it is in the works. Teachers are able to send email but students are not. Dropbox is also not available as an option through our network. There are times when I have photographed student work with my iPad camera so that it is on my iPad. We have also set up class wikis so that we can upload items to the wiki for a variety of uses.
On PaperPort, I have created a variety of folders. Each child has a folder and I have a folder for images as well as iBooks that I have created on iBooks Author. The original account is created online at the PaperPort website. The PaperPort App is free and is downloaded on each student iPad. As students create work or books to be saved, they choose to open the document in PaperPort and upload it to their folder. It’s very simple and my kindergarten students can all do it themselves. They are also able to go into the PaperPort app and download books that I’ve uploaded into their own iBooks libraries.
From Paperport, I am able share documents with parents or administrators as needed. The iBooks I have created, I have shared with my grade-level team through PaperPort. They simply go to the folder and download it to their student iPads. This app makes it easy to scan, organize and share documents.
With a classroom full of busy children, we all need a little easy!
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