1. Kids took turn in the safe room playing simple iPad games.
2. YouTube videos on the iPad were played to keep them entertained.
3. With the iPad 2, we took a few silly pictures during our confinement, and shared them. Most of the photos were of the kids (they loved them), but I caught a few adults ;)
|One of our lovely staff members! She's a gem!|
4. With the iPad, the teachers could monitor the weather conditions on the internet and anticipate how long the kids needed to be confined to the small space, since there were no regular announcements coming in otherwise. The iPad alleviated anxiety all around, in many ways, during a stressful situation.
To conclude here, most of the children that I work with survived the day unscathed. I'm sure some of them wondered why they sat on the floor for long periods of time in a different room with a lot of adults and other kids, but the teachers worked very hard to keep them happy and calm. The iPad helped a little, but I have to give credit where credit is due. Yeah, Ephesus EC teachers and assistants!!!!!