Stylish Styluses

On orientation day at our school, we see each of our classes for 10 minutes each.   One of our goals during this time is to tell our students what materials they need for the year, and this year we both had to add a new item to our lists:  iPad styluses.

Do you really need a stylus?  iPads are so sensitive, and being able to use the touch screen without a stylus is part of the charm.

For math class, absolutely.  When we were learning to be iPad users ourselves last year, we discovered that writing out solutions, drawing diagrams, and drawing graphs on our iPads was a total game changer, allowing us to really harness the power of this mobile tool to make our workflow, at the very least, more efficient.  This year, we want to teach our students to do the same, but doing these tasks well demands precision and accuracy, and neither is possible on an iPad without a stylus.

So, what do we recommend?

Lia loves the Adonit Jot Pro

“Artists use them for detailed drawings, and since math requires comparable precision and attention to detail, this stylus is a math tech nerd’s dream.”  -Lia

 

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2 thoughts on “Stylish Styluses

  1. World needs more blogs about 1:1 math instruction. I hope that’s where this is going.

    • Hi Dan – thanks for stopping by! We hope this blog serves as a resource for 1:1 math teachers as well as other subject area teachers. Some of our posts will be about general 1:1 instruction, but many of them will be the math teacher’s take on the 1:1 experience.

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