You Oughta Know!

Hi friends! I'm super excited to be linking up with Buzzing With Mrs. McClain for her You Oughta Know blog hop!
So today, I think that you ought know about...
Do you have iPads in your classroom? Do your students use them for educational purposes like a Daily 5 rotation, part of your guided reading block, part of your math block, or for phonics instruction? There are a million and one ways that iPads can be used in the classroom for educational purposes, and just as many apps to go with them! But, it's always a hassle to make sure your kiddos STAY on the app or website that they should be using!

I am so thankful that my teammate, Barb, introduced me to this fabulous iPad feature called guided access. You can completely lock your students into an app or a website with just a few simple clicks! I created a little video tutorial to explain how to use guided access, and I'd love to share it with you!
This feature has completely changed the use of iPads in my classroom and allowed me the ability to focus more on my instruction and less on classroom management! I hope you find this teacher tip helpful! If you have any questions or comments, please comment below! I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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  1. Neat trick. Is there something I have to do in settings to enable the triple click feature? When I triple click my iPad, I don't see what you saw.

    Surfing to Success

  2. Yes! Go to your iPad settings and under general settings go to accessibility. You will see something that says guided access and it should say off. All you have to do is turn it on :)!

  3. THAT IS AWESOME! I taught in a 1:1 iPad school and will have to share this trick with my former coworkers for sure!

    Mrs. Plemons' Kindergarten

  4. Thanks for sharing this tip! Didn't know about it before!

    Buzzing With Mrs. McClain


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