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Enhancing the Creative Process in Young Children with iPad

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I would love to see how some of you are innovating content and stimulating creativity in your classroom! As I wrote the activities for this guide, I used actual activities from my own days in the kindergarten classroom. Recently, I was chatting with a colleague who teaches first grade.

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Alphabet Journal with Book Creator

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When I was in the classroom, my students kept a math journal on their iPad. Another great way to use Book Creator in the Early Childhood classroom is to create an alphabet book. In the ClassroomIt was made in Book Creator and I’ve written about it here and here.

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Investigating Animals with Young Children and the iPad

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In the Classroom Literacy The Art of TeachingChildren are naturally inquisitive about animals and nature. When I was teaching kindergarten, my students would always be excited to tell me about a new pet, or a recent trip to the zoo or the aquarium.

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Coding With Young Learners

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In the Classroom The Art of Teaching #codingwithyoungchildren #coding #iPads #teachingwithipads #youngchildrenandipadsI’m often asked about coding with young learners. Is it appropriate? Is it too difficult?

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Infographic: Build A Better Virtual Learning Experience

Around 1.5 billion students around the world learned remotely during 2020. This stunning increase has proved how convenient and cost-effective virtual teaching can be, but it has also underscored the technology gaps that can get in the way. For every student to reach their full potential, virtual teaching apps have to ensure a great experience for every session, every time, everywhere. This infographic lays out the technology challenges that can impede teachers and students—and how they can be solved. Get the facts about: The exploding market potential of virtual teaching Factors that can undermine the virtual classroom experience What app developers need to know to close the tech gap View the Infographic today to deliver rich engagement and interaction for every student and teacher.

Coding With Young Learners

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In the Classroom The Art of Teaching #codingwithyoungchildren #coding #iPads #teachingwithipads #youngchildrenandipadsI’m often asked about coding with young learners. Is it appropriate? Is it too difficult?

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Me and My World-Teaching Sustainability to Young Children

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In the Classroom Literacy Personalized Learning Science The Art of Teaching WritingA greater focus has been placed on our environment in recent years.

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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. While I am super proud of surviving doctoral stats, I feel the pain of my students when they struggle with math concepts. This week we are working on 2 dimensional shapes.

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Revive Your Creativity

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Beginning of the School Year In the Classroom Literacy The Art of Teaching #everyonecancreate ipads and literacy iPads in elementary school ipads in the classroom teaching with iPadsWhen I was in elementary school, I played outside almost every day with my next door neighbor. We created elaborate play schemes, including an outdoor “kitchen”, complete with mud pies. We also had fun reenacting one of our favorite books, Harriet the Spy.

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Using Clips App for Small Moments and Student Reflection

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Apps I Use In the Classroom Personalized Learning The Art of Teaching 1:1 ipads Clips app creation apps teaching with iPads videos in the classroomMany teachers use portfolios to collect and showcase student work throughout the year. These portfolios demonstrate growth over time, provide a means for authentic assessment, promote communication and reflection, and can give some students an alternative means to demonstrate mastery of skills.

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Develop A Feature-Rich App for Any Virtual Classroom

Building an e-learning platform? Download the solution brief to learn how you can create a customized, feature-rich, interactive classroom for an enhanced learning experience.

Phonics Strategies for Young Learners Using the iPad

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Apps I Use Beginning of the School Year In the Classroom Literacy Personalized Learning early literacy strategies ipads in education ipads in kindergarten personalizing learningReading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.-Kate Kate DiCamillo. I am sorry for my low profile lately…for the last 10 weeks, I have been taking statistics for my doctoral program and it has owned me!

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Collaborative Dot Day Book with Pages

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In the Classroom Literacy The Art of Teaching Writing ipads in the classroom using ipads in the classroomMerriam Webster defines “create” as to produce through imaginative skill. What struck me is the word “ skill” Creative acts are a means of self-expression, but I hadn’t really thought of it before as a skill.

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Creation for Early Learners Using the iPad

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Since the beginning of this blog, I’ve had hundreds of visitors in my kindergarten classroom to see my “littles” in action creating and demonstrating learning with an iPad. In the Classroom The Art of Teaching #ade2019 #adedu #everyonecancreate #ipadsintheclassroom ipads and literacy ipads in education ipads in kindergarten learning with ipads teaching with iPads

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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. Last week, our school iPads were replaced.

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Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

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. So, what we view our role as, is giving people that power. Mark Zuckerberg.

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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. It doesn’t matter how long I have taught, I always have trouble adjusting expectations with a new class.

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. Now, just as I would never open a closet door to a 3 year old and have them choose what to wear from an entire wardrobe of clothes, I would never just let go of the reins completely of the classroom. Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.

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Everyone Can and Should Create

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These activities are adaptable to all grade levels in elementary school and to the particular context of your classroom thematic units. In the ClassroomI must admit, I’ve been in a creative desert for a long time, which has been reflected in my lack of blog posts this past year.

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Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

Using the iPad Camera with Young Students

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One of the questions I get asked most often regarding the use of iPad devices in early childhood classrooms is “How do I get started?” There are so many things to consider…classroom management, finding the app, making sure they are doing the right thing, ensuring everyone is on the right screen…it’s a bit like… well, frankly, And if you are a bit unsure of yourself, then it is can be totally unnerving.

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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? In the ClassroomDeeper learning is the process of learning for transfer.

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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 A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.-Brad Brad Henry.

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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. Each small step we take now, is a building block for the future.

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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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iTunes U and You

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Apps I Use In the Classroom Literacy Personalized Learning ipads and literacy ipads in education ipads in kindergarten iTunes U personalizing learning with ipads teaching and learning with iPads using iTunes UThe function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. Martin Luther King. Thinking critically and intensively is not reserved for older students.

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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. My kindergarten students are becoming voracious readers and most of them are ready for some fresh book selections.

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iPads and Science in Kindergarten

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Apps I Use Personalized Learning Science ipads in kindergarten ipads in the classroom science and iPads science journals with ipads “Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” Chad Sugg. Fall is my favorite season, but living on the coast of South Carolina, we see very little evidence of the season. We experience fall for about a week and a half in late November or early December.

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Adapting Classic Stories with iPad

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Children love classic fairy tales and many early childhood classrooms incorporate them into a unit of study. Here are a couple of pictures from an early childhood classroom trying the activity with their iPad devices: The first is a chocolate chip cookie running down the sidewalk and the second is a slice of pizza going down the slide on the playground. These tales have stood the test of time and when children hear these stories, they often imagine themselves playing a role in them.

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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 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. Even at age 5, my students see the treasure that is unlocked when one can read.

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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. In the Classroom Literacy Personalized Learning ipads in kindergarten ipads in the classroom Personalized Learning with ipads teaching with iPads

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 Learning

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Creation for Early Learners Using the iPad

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Since the beginning of this blog, I’ve had hundreds of visitors in my kindergarten classroom to see my “littles” in action creating and demonstrating learning with an iPad. In the Classroom The Art of Teaching #ade2019 #adedu #everyonecancreate #ipadsintheclassroom ipads and literacy ipads in education ipads in kindergarten learning with ipads teaching with iPads

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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. These procedures and routines include the use of our iPad devices.

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Visionary Leadership and iPads

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As a parent, are you content with your child sitting in a cookie-cutter classroom where everyone receives the same assignment, regardless of ability? In the Classroom iPad Pilot and Showcase Personalized Learning ipads in kindergarten ipads in the classroom personalized learning “The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.”-Helen Helen Keller. Image courtesy of Creative Commons.

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