Bringing our iPads was helpful because we took pictures of all the activities we did. But, the app Texas 1836 didn't work as we expected it to. But, the iPads were still very helpful! We hope we get to bring our iPads on more field trips! Thanks for letting us bring them!
-Betsy, Reagan ,& Margaret
We used our i-Pads on Washington on the Brazos by 1. Taking pictures 2. Taking notes 3. Making i-Movies. Some apps that we used were notes, i-Movie, camera, and photos.
We were paired in an even number of groups and each two kids got to share one iPad. We have an app called Texas 1836 that you can use at that site. That app did not work well though. We also took some pictures at Washington-on-the-Brazos of things we thought were interesting.
Washington-on-the-Brazos is a famous place in regards to the history of Texas. The Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico was signed here on March 2, 1836. On Wednesday, March 27th, our 4th graders ventured off to the birthplace of Texas to explore in a more hands-on approach to learning about Texas history. This year was a little different because the 4th graders got to take their iPads. Our students were excited to use the Texas 1836 augmented reality app that was designed around the Washington-on-the-Brazos site, however, it seems the app needs a little more tweaking before it becomes 100% interactive. Students were able to take pictures, videos and notes on their iPads. Below are a few quotes sent to me via email from 4th graders: