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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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.

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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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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