Unfortunately the app did not work on all the iPads - about 5 would not load correctly. Then students made some series and parallel circuits in groups, took photos of them using their iPads and discussed the circuits they had made, then tried to draw their circuits using Educreations.
This app worked well on all the iPads. Some students brought their circuit drawings up to the interactive whiteboard to share with the class. The teacher could ask students questions about the circuits and the students used Educreations as a mini-whiteboard to show their answers. Taking photos of the circuits encouraged students to arrange them neatly and check they had made the circuit correctly. All students were focused and treated the iPads with great respect. They all looked like they were enjoying the lesson too. All 28 students agreed! They also found the iPads easy to use.
I enjoyed today's lesson.
I really enjoyed using these - they were very educational.
They were easy and very good quality apps and educational.
It was really good using the iPads. I learnt a lot and it was fun.
It helped me to understand how a parallel circuit and a series circuit works.
Great working with the iPad.
It was fun and easy to use.
I love iPads.
I really loved this lesson and I wish it could happen again and they were very educational.
I would like more iPad lessons.
I really enjoyed having the iPads to learn new things. I wish we can have the iPads again.