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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

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.

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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. In the Classroom Literacy The Art of Teaching ipads iPads and education ipads in education ipads in kindergarten photography with iPad technology

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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 iPads

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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. Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort. Paul J.

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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 iPads

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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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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.

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.

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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?

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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?” Apps I Use Beginning of the School Year In the Classroom The Art of Teaching

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. In my classroom, students choose apps to demonstrate their learning.

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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 U

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What Should We Be Doing? Using iPads to Personalize Learning

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In the Classroom Literacy Personalized Learning ipads in kindergarten ipads in the classroom Personalized Learning with ipads teaching with iPads The more time you spend contemplating what you should have done… you lose valuable time planning what you can and will do -Lil Wayne.

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

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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 ipads

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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

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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 Learning

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Character Analysis with Book Creator

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Many of you may know I have left the classroom and am now the project manager for a school improvement grant for two priority schools in my district. Learning how to be more creative, and therefore, more adaptable, prepares students for life beyond the classroom.

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.

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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?

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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. I encourage you to look into some of these to help build your own classroom collection. There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing-Isaac D’Israeli.

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.

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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.

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.

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Snap to It with BookSnaps

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BookSnaps is quickly gaining interest in many educators’ classrooms. Apps I Use In the Classroom Literacy Personalized Learning Book Creator book creator app booksnaps ipads and literacy

Finding Your Passion for Teaching

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As for visiting other classrooms, this can be a truly rewarding experience. 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.

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