Teacher Review For Pages

Pages has many features that allow students to create and think critically around any content.

Evan G.
Classroom teacher
Tierra Bonita Elementary School
Poway, CA
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My Grades 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
Although I usually use googledrive for word processing due to the sharing abilitites, I have found Pages extremely engaging and useful for creating flyers and posters. My 5th grade students recently had to create a fictional colony and create a flyer that would attract potential immigrants to their colony. Pages allowed them to create beautiful flyers that included pictures, charts, graphs and banners. My students have also used Pages in math to graph data that they have collected and to demonstrate their understanding of what the data means. Again, it is a little tricky to share their work, so I usually have them export to bookcreator where they can more easily share what they have done.
My Take
When teaching in an ipad classroom, Pages is a must. Pages functions much like microsoft word or googledocs, however if you have a classroom with ipads Pages allows you to do so much more than any of the previously named tools. Pages allows students to create flyers, posters and word process. What I have found extremely exciting about pages is its graphing feature. Students can create all sorts of graphs and charts in order to analyze data, and share their information. It allows for a lot of student creativity which is always important in the classroom. One feature that would improve pages dramatically, is if you could share documents, similar to googledrive. The only way to get work off of Pages is to export it as a pdf to another program which allows you to share (a tad clunky).