My name is Andrew and I am a high school social studies teacher. I have taught world geography, world history, American government, and United States history over the past three years. During these three years I have taught at a one-to-one iPad school for students in the ninth through twelfth grade. An advantage with my current school is that they started implementing iPads the first year I came into the school district. As a new teacher to the district, I felt that I was on a fair playing ground with the other teachers since we all had the same experience with the iPad. Since I have this luxury, I have implemented the use of online textbooks for all my high school social studies classes. Advantages to using textbooks on the iPad include engaging students, improving curriculum, and decreasing the weight of high school backpacks.
As I stated before, I teach high school social studies and one of my major obstacles is to make history interesting to all students. One of the ways that I have increased interest in history is by implementing technology in my class. Since I work at a one-to-one iPad high school, I have implemented social studies textbooks to engage my students in the classroom.