How can I make specific Macbeth critical articles available to my students on my classroom set of iPads?
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I have a classroom set of iPads and one website that has been extremely helpful in sharing information has been google docs. In google docs, both you and your students all set up accounts. It basically works as a storage site for any kind of documents and files that you have and want to upload. You can also go on and create new documents that are all Word, Excel, and Power point compatible. I especially like this feature for students who have internet access but may not have the required programs at home.
So if you want to share multiple Macbeth articles with your students, you can then go on to google docs, upload the articles to your page, and then click the 'Share' button. A pop up window will open up where you can select all the students that you want to share with. Another nice feature about this is that once you have all the students' accounts, you can make a broad distribution list, so you do not have to select them all individually. It is really easy to use, once you have the students set up their accounts. Helpful hint: Make a master list of all the students' logins and passwords, in case they forget later!
Another useful way to make articles available on iPads for students as part of interactive technology is to use make use of one of the many free teacher friendly websites that allow uploading and posting of documents. A good example of a pretty easy site to use is Edmoto. Edmoto is designed very similarly to Facebook, but is for educational purposes. In Edmoto, you can create an account page where your students can view updated assignment information, class calendars, post questions to a "wll" and you can upload documents and create links for your Macbeth articles. One really user friendly aspect of Edmoto is that they have an app which makes using their site on the iPad even more easy to access.
If you have ipads, you can use the enotes ipad app. You can just have each student create a username and password. If you teach them how to use enotes responsibly, they may not go on the internet to copy all of their work from various sites. Just list which articles you want them to use.
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