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Using the iPad for Deeper Learning

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Through voice and choice, students develop “creating and doing dispositions” Through inquiry, problem solving, and collaboration both with peers and teachers, students are better able to lead their learning more effectively and transfer their knowledge to their world beyond the classroom. In what ways are you creating deep learning opportunities in your classroom?

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Using the iPad for Writing in Kindergarten

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Student-centered classrooms provide motivation and autonomy. Anchor Charts In the Classroom Literacy Personalized Learning The Art of Teaching Writing ipads in kindergarten ipads in the classroom personalizing learning with ipads writing with ipadsYou don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say. -F.

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From Sea to Shining Sea…Connecting Classes Across Continents

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By explaining how they learn and what they learn from these other teachers in their life they clearly appreciate the knowledge exchange beyond our classroom walls. Even if it is another school in your city, the children will make their first connection in learning beyond their classroom. In the Classroom The Art of Teaching global learners ipads in kindergarten

Reading Fluency with Explain Everything

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We are a classroom immersed in literacy all day long. There’s so much more to a book than just the reading. -Maurice Maurice Sendak. We are 35 days into this school year and several of my students are reading. They are excited when they find words and phrases they know in books and in environmental print. They love to share with anyone who will listen words or books they can read.

Using iPads to Plan in Kindergarten

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My students have quite a bit of choice in this classroom the first part of the year but after Christmas, they are included in the planning of their day. So at the end of the 5 must-do activities, once all work is completed and checked, the student has free choice of any activity in the classroom. Productivity is never an accident. Paul J. Meyer. Happy New Year! What’s the plan??

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Building Vocabulary with iPads

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Apps I Use Literacy ipads and literacy ipads in kindergarten ipads in the classroom vocabulary and iPads One forgets words as one forgets names. One’s vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die.-Evelyn Evelyn Waugh. My “cool factor” is definitely a big zero at times. Our students are no different. Vocabulary development is an on-going skill that needs practice.

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App Smashing in Math

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Apps I Use Literacy Personalized Learning book creator app ipads in kindergarten ipads in the classroom math and iPads Math is like going to the gym for your brain. It sharpens your mind.-Danica Danica McKellar. After a full day of teaching kindergarten, my mind could use a little sharpening.  It often feels like mush and I have to work hard to have adult conversation when I get home.

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September Wrap-Up

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The environmental print in the classroom assisted greatly in this activity. We must be deliberate in September-Debbie Miller. We are halfway through our first quarter of school, and at times, it feels like we haven’t accomplished much. But then I am reminded of the wise words of Debbie Miller about being deliberate in September. It is so crucial to go slow now so we can speed up later.

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Finding Your Passion for Teaching

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As for visiting other classrooms, this can be a truly rewarding experience.  I recently was visited by some wonderful educators in Atlanta. They spent the day observing in my classroom. On the occasions I have visited other classrooms, I have always come away with something that may have seemed very simple, but impacted in big ways. Everyone one of you has a journey.

What Should We Be Doing? Using iPads to Personalize Learning

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We are watching the “highlights” of people’s lives and comparing them to our “behind the scenes” As professionals, we are held to some standard that determines what a perfect teacher or classroom should be, that often doesn’t come close to resembling the real world. Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be? Actually, no.

Focus on the Learning, Not the Tool

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My students have the choice to use the iPad or other tools in our classroom to demonstrate their learning, including paper and pencil. I don’t write lesson plans around the pencil, so I don’t write them around the iPad either. In my classroom, students choose apps to demonstrate their learning. – David Lassner. Wow…where did the school year go?

Teacher Created Texts in Book Creator

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In fact, my dissertation topic will be looking at the successes achieved in classrooms that use e-books to enhance literacy and creating an implementation model. The boys in my classroom love dirt bikes and super heroes. In the Classroom Literacy is one of the greatest gifts a person could receive. Jen Selinsky. good alternative is Book Creator. Way to problem solve!!

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Poetry Notebooks with Book Creator

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The poem hangs on a hook in the classroom for the week. Recently, I noticed their joy each Friday as they work in their poetry notebooks, and it saddened me that I don’t have space in the classroom to leave the poems out and let them accumulate. Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Plutarch. Young children love poems and songs.

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Digital Reading Resources for Early Literacy

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Of course we have a classroom library of a variety of paper books for students as well. encourage you to look into some of these to help build your own classroom collection. Apps I Use In the Classroom Literacy Personalized Learning early literacy and iPads literacy and iPads reading with ipads teaching with iPadsThrough continuous literacy activities, we can build fluency.

Here We Go Again

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Apps I Use Beginning of the School Year In the Classroom Personalized Learning apps for beginning of the year beginning of school year ipads in kindergarten voice and choice in the classroomHow do you restart something that had never been turned off? Veronica Rossi, Under the Never Sky. No worries, it’s a short learning curve. Here is an example. She Cheers!

The Power of the iPad in Kindergarten

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We saw first hand the power of the iPad in our classroom. In the Classroom iPad Pilot and Showcase Personalized Learning iPads and math ipads in kindergarten journals in kindergarten math with ipads personalizing learning with ipads teaching with iPadsTechnology won’t replace teachers, but teachers who don’t teach with technology will be replaced. unknown. Their work.

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Visionary Leadership and iPads

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As a teacher, I am able to use applications unique to the iPad to personalize and target their learning.  I am able to reach each child where he/she is and create a learning environment specifically for that child.  As a parent, are you content with your child sitting in a cookie-cutter classroom where everyone receives the same assignment, regardless of ability? Helen Keller.

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Using the iPad to Develop Student Agency

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The iPad provides students with opportunities to create learning, expand learning, and share learning with authentic audiences beyond the classroom. In the Classroom Literacy Personalized LearningAlbert Bandura, 1989. Agency is the capacity to take purposeful initiative. However, agency goes beyond just voice and choice. It means focusing on student learning and not on grades.

Our One Best Image

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Apps I Use Literacy Science Writing ipads in the classroom using ipads in kindergarten“Do your best” by everyone’s mom in the world. Do your best! Give me your best effort! These are words spoken to children by parents and teachers alike. Perhaps, we should stress the word your in those sentences…do  your best. Give it a try!

Creativity and Inspiration with iPads in Kindergarten

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The most credit I can claim is allowing voice and choice in the classroom and giving my students time and opportunities to create. Here is what she wrote: Do you set your classroom and students up for success? Apps I Use In the Classroom Literacy Personalized Learning Writing ipads and personalized learning ipads in kindergarten teaching and learning with iPads Brad Henry.

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iPad Math Journals in Kindergarten

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Beginning of the School Year In the Classroom beginning of the school year and ipads ipads in kindergarten math with ipadsWhen I was growing up, I always knew I’d be in the top of my class in math, and that gave me a lot of self-confidence. Sergey Brin. Math confidence is something I did not have in school. This week we are working on 2 dimensional shapes.

Hour of Code 2015

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Apps I Use In the Classroom Science 1:1 ipads hour of code ipads in kindergarten Kodable app teaching with iPadsIt should be mandatory that you understand computer science. will.i.am. Like thousands of other classes, my kindergarten students have been participating in the Hour of Code this week. While you can code anytime, the grassroots campaign takes place the week of December 7-13.

Using the Backchannel in Kindergarten

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As the lead learners in the classroom, it is our responsibility to see that each student is given the power of their own voice. In the Classroom Literacy Personalized Learning Writing ipads and literacy ipads in kindergarten Personalized Learning with ipads teaching with iPadsWhen you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place.

Finding Your Story

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Beginning of the School Year In the Classroom The Art of Teaching ipads in kindergarten ipads in the classroom sharing your story StoryThere is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.-Maya Maya Angelou. Well, I’ve been a little busy since my last post. These institutes provide me with inspiration and refill my creative cup to begin a new school year. Pixabay.

End of Year Roundup

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So, in our classroom kids often choose between Pic Collage, Drawing Pad, Feltboard, Paper Desk Pro and Book Creator. We have a collaboration table in the classroom where students can go and discuss writing ideas with peers. In the ClassroomIt’s May…teach yourself. Jen Hatmaker. Image by Jen Hatmaker. People, truer words have never been spoken. Let’s get to it.

Building Reading Comprehension with iPads

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In the Classroom To me one of the most important skills learned in elementary school is reading comprehension –Erik Mickelson. Are you feeling it? You know…the drag of a winter gone on a little too long and spring just slightly out of reach? Are you feeling pulled in a million different directions? Could you use just a hot minute to sit for a bit and just be? feel your pain.

Using the iPad for Addition

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Also, I find that some of my more advanced students will choose more difficult problems…ones where the sum is higher than ten, simply because they can.  I was also pleased to see a lot of different “impromptu” adding going on with other materials in the classroom during their choice time. Gudder. You can see more information on these here. Get creative! 

Here’s to a New School Year!

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Beginning of the School Year In the Classroom“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ” -Arthur Ashe. Well…it has been way too long since I have posted! Life has gotten in the way, but we are back at school and are just finishing up our 20th day. We have been working hard on procedures and routines. Then we return it to the cart until the next day.

Keep It Simple

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went to work with the early childhood teachers at the American School in utilizing iPads in the classroom. The wonderful staff there was particularly interested in making the best use out of a few iPads per classroom. taught math and reading lessons in their classrooms and watched the thrill of the young children interacting with their iPads. Kevin Barnett.

The Hour of Code in Kindergarten

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The interest and engagement in this app has spilled over into other areas of the classroom. Apps I Use In the Classroom hour of code ipads in kindergarten math and iPads teaching with iPads All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.- Martin Fischer. With Kodable, kids can learn to code before they even learn to read. Today we will do exciting new things.

Digital Differentiation with Google Classroom

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The post Digital Differentiation with Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. How to Differentiate Assignments in Google Classroom. I am often asked about differentiation strategies that will work in the Google Classroom application. Google Classroom is a very robust tool that can make differentiating digital assignments a reality. UPDATED January 24, 2017!)

250+ Google Classroom Tips, Tutorials and Resources

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The post 250+ Google Classroom Tips, Tutorials and Resources appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Best Google Classroom Resources for Teachers. I’ve been curating Google Classroom tips and resources on Pinterest   (also embedded below), which now includes over 250 Google Classroom tips, tutorials, and resources for teachers. What is Google Classroom? Amazon.

The 10 Musts of Classroom Management

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One of the most important roles of a classroom teacher is that of classroom manager. Learning cannot take place in a poorly managed classroom. Conversely, the best classrooms provide environments where teaching and learning can flourish. Follow these tips and you’ll improve your classroom management skills immediately. Innovation classroom management

3 Ways Classroom Design Impacts Student Learning

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Research on classroom design with Peter Barrett From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Peter Barrett gives us an overview of his classroom design research in today’s show. Peter and his co-authors found a 16% impact of classroom design on the learning of 3766 primary school students in the UK. Clever Classrooms.

Google Classroom Student Quick Guide

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Alice Keeler''s blog has been a great find for me as she posts a lot of items about Google apps, especially Google Classroom. She created a great Student Quick Guide for Google Classroom. google google classroom Google for Educators You should definitely check out her blog. Go here to view it: [link]. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Designing your Classroom Space!

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Here is the piece they composed about my classroom space: To Foster Productivity and Creativity in Class, Ditch the Desks! When elementary school teacher Erin Klein sat in one of her students’ desks last year, she noticed a few things about her classroom space. Large, clunky student desks crowded the classroom. Once it''s complete, I''ll post photos of the entire room.

A Simple Guide to Podcasting in the Classroom

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How to improve learning and listening in the classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today’s show will help you understand one of the simplest technologies to use in the classroom: podcasting. In this episode, Tom Daccord and I discuss how to using podcasting in the classroom. Listen to the Audio. Check Them out! .