We have iPads in our classroom.  You may even have a whole cart of ipads. They’re a perfect size for our students. They are naturally drawn to this technology. The question is: What do we do with these things? It would be a shame to use them only as a place to display apps or a device to view videos. An iPad is a computer — much more powerful than the onboard computers American astronauts used to go to the moon. I’ve found that using flipped lessons is like making a clone of yourself — so that you can work individually with each student at the same time. In my kindergarten class, I use our iPads to teach ELA and math with Boom Cards and Flipped Learning. Let’s look at Boom Cards. One terrific deck of Boom Cards teaches beginning reading by having the students drag the correct word to match the illustration. There are a huge amount of variations — teaching students to match sight words, letter sounds, beginning sounds and on and on. Flipped Lessons are videos that students view on the iPads, while using a matching worksheet. The kindergarteners follow along using the instructions on the...