## A Look Inside the iPad Classroom

Jeannetta Mitchell’s eighth-grade algebra class looks just like any other — students, teacher, desks. But instead of a print textbook, students are experimenting with the iPad. Take a look at how the class period unfolds.

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## Inspiring Teacher

Jeannetta Mitchell has been teaching for 20 years, and conducts her class with humor and patience.

## Out With the Old

Students in the iPad pilot program don't have to carry around the heavy algebra textbooks this year.

## Tools for School

Each student is given an iPad that he or she can take home.

## Work it Out

Students work out equations on the classroom white board so Ms. Mitchell can see their progression.

## Pop Quiz

An interactive quiz alerts Ms. Mitchell on students' progress.

## One on One

Ms. Mitchell works with students who need more attention, while others can progress at their own pace.

## Old and New

Students work out equations using pen and paper so Ms. Mitchell can see their logic.

## Class Participation

Students are called on to chime in with answers and input.

## Math is Fun!

Using humor and jokes and everything in her toolbox, Ms. Mitchell engages her students.

## Eyes on Me

Students pay close attention in class.

## Step by Step

Videos on the iPad app explain how to solve equations one step at a time.

## Video Guides

Students use videos as supplements to Ms. Mitchell's instructions in class.

## A Show of Hands

Ms. Mitchell takes a survey of who has the correct answer.

• Pimathman

Regarding “Using humor and jokes and everything in her toolbox, Ms. Mitchell engages her students.” I hope Ms. Mitchell doesn’t think 3^(-2) is .03 or think that pattern continues.

• Anonymous

Good catch! She was actually writing down students’ answers at that point.

• Jeannetta Mitchell

The picture shows what the students thought a negative exponent indicated (number of decimal places). They were directed to discover that the negative power became a positive in the denominator, or the reciprocal (3^-2 = reciprocal of 3^2)

• Helenharrisonharrison

Hi! This is really intriguing to me as a new teacher! I was wondering if the curriculum you are using on the Ipad is actually loaded on a server or directly on the Ipad?

• Anonymous

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has actually created the algebra app for the iPad, so it lives on the device.

• AppDev12

What’s with all the paper and pencils?

Why are they using a dry erase board instead of the teachers main iPad hooked up to a screen or projector?

I don’t think they quite get what to do with this tech.

• Johnson Magnet School