In class today we tried out the iPad styluses. We tried the Bamboo, the Amazon Basics, and the Cosmonaut. I liked the Bamboo the best because it felt more like a pencil. I didn’t like the Amazon Basics because the flap kept bugging my work. I liked the Cosmonaut because it was good for drawing but it was too big to write with. That is why I liked the Bamboo the best.
On the iPad there are many fun things to do. The thing I am going to talk about is an app called Skitch. Skitch is an app that is also on the laptops and the other Apple computers. I use Skitch for drawing, especially for my history comic that I am doing. The book that I’m reading is called The Ghost of Tokaido Inn. I am using Skitch and Comic Life, the program Finn is using for Finnotopia, to do my history comic. I also draw basketball strategy on it. That is how I use skitch.
I use my laptop for my homework and all of the time for taking notes and my homework. I support the pilot program 100%. I think that it is good to keep children in touch with what is happening in the world now by giving us laptops and iPads. I specifically think that the laptop helps me more because I used to have to wait for my mom or dad to finish with their laptops so that I could do my homework. It is so much easier to just go home, sit down, take out my laptop, and do my homework. It helps me with the time and everything. Whenever I am in a class and they let me take notes on my computer, I don’t say anything I just open up my computer and start taking notes. It has helped me in being more organized for most of my classes and also at home in that I don’t take home that many books because of this pilot program.