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How Teachers Use #IntelTablets for Back to School

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In case you didn't realize it, I am a teacher. The end of summer means preparing for the next school year. I just re-joined the Intel Tablet Crew and received this awesome Acer Iconia Tab 8 to review. It isn't even out yet - so I am one of the first ones to use it! It came just in time. Intel Tablets can be so helpful for teachers! As I still try to enjoy my last weeks of summer vacation, I do always have Back to School on my mind.

I love the size of this tablet! It comes in a very portable yet very user-friendly size. As you can see, it is perfect size to take everywhere. It has Intel inside, which means that all of the multimedia will run fast, thanks to its Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor. Portability is important. You never know when you will think of something that you want to look up, or document for your Back to School planning.

Teachers Pay Teachers is one of my favorite sites for resources and ideas. I found out that I could just download the app on my new tablet which makes searching really simple. This 3rd Grade Interactive Reading Notebook is one of my favorite purchases.

I have been exploring ways that I can use the tablet in my classroom. I found the Too Noisy App and I think it might be perfect to use with noisy third graders! If the noise level is acceptable, a happy smiley face is displayed. If the levels of noise increase beyond what I have determined as acceptable, the graphic changes to reflect the unacceptable noise level. Once the level of noise returns to an acceptable level, the graphic automatically returns to the happy contented one. I think they will love this - and I will too! Shhhh!

The Pinterest app is a must-have for any teacher - or any blogger for that matter. I love browsing Back to School ideas and pinning them to my For the Classroom board! I pinned over 100, and now is the time to really figure out which ideas I want to implement from day one.

So many ideas, so little time. If I think of something I have to accomplish before school begins, I add it to a checklist in an easy to use app, like this one. This is a perfect example of  how important the portability of a tablet is. It fits in my purse. You always want to have it, because you never know when you will need to add to the list.

Photos! My tablet also takes amazing photos! Its dual front and rear cameras capture all of life’s moments. They also capture photos of my VERY empty classroom. I snapped some photos, then I used the PicsArt Studio app to jot down what I wanted to do with the empty spaces. I am a visual person, so this really works well for me!

As you can see, my Acer Iconia Tab 8 has really come in handy for this teacher! Now you know how I am spending my last weeks of summer! How are you spending yours? I hope that you are really enjoying it and making the best out of what is left!