iPads in Kindergarten

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Kristen and Karen share timeless principles of excellent teaching with 1:1 and iPads in the kindergarten classroom. The problem with iPads is there are so many apps and so many choices. Today’s show will help settle the dust and bring clarity to iPads in the elementary classroom.

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How do I help my students use iPads? Teaching students to troubleshoot and use iPads effectively

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In today’s show, she digs deep about how she teaches her students to use iPads. The post How do I help my students use iPads? In today’s show, she digs deep about how she teaches her students to use iPads.

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iPad Magic: 6 Ideas Every iPad Teacher Needs to Know

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Want to show your cursor on the iPad screen? There’s a trick for these things and more on the iPad. Today, Tony Vincent shares six ideas every iPad teacher needs to know. iPad Magic: 6 Ideas Every iPad Teacher Needs to Know. He is one of my Go To people for iPads.

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iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education

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Emily Lynch talks about how to use iPads in the classroom to differentiate instruction. So many good ways exist to use iPads but how can we personalize it and make it unique? Now, that’s good stuff for every K-2nd grade iPad or Google Play enabled tablet!

Enhancing the Creative Process in Young Children with iPad

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We created an anchor chart and then the students used the iPad to sketch out an idea. It provides sequenced activities for young children to practice, and learn new ways to creatively demonstrate learning on the iPad. Recently, I was chatting with a colleague who teaches first grade.

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iPad Math Journals in Kindergarten

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To reinforce these iPad skills, we have pattern blocks in our math center and real geoboards. Beginning of the School Year In the Classroom beginning of the school year and ipads ipads in kindergarten math with ipads

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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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Making Music with iPads and #edtech

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Today Justin Kamp @kampmiltonmusic Kids can learn to make music with iPads and technology. Want to hear another episode about iPads and edtech. Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen share awesome apps for iPads in the elementary classroom.

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The Power of the iPad in Kindergarten

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Last week, our school iPads were replaced. We were very excited to exchange our iPad 2’s for the new iPad Air. Our old iPads served us well but were suffering from frequent app crashes. So, yes, I am thrilled to have our iPads back.

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Adapting Classic Stories with iPad

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Adapting stories with the iPad affords the opportunity to incorporate the built-in Camera app and take the learning outside. 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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Adapting Classic Stories with iPad

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Adapting stories with the iPad affords the opportunity to incorporate the built-in Camera app and take the learning outside. 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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Visionary Leadership and iPads

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I saw educational leaders excited about providing their students the very best possible advantages with 1:1 iPads. When I look at what the 1:1 iPad deployment has meant for my kindergarten students, I watch them using the power of this device to maximize their learning.

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BEST OF SEASON 1: iPads in Kindergarten

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Caitlin Arakawa tops the list with her show about how she uses iPads in Kindergarten. The post BEST OF SEASON 1: iPads in Kindergarten appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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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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iPads and Science in Kindergarten

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We made a chart of describing words and then, we grabbed our iPads. Giving children a variety of experiences and enhancing those experiences with the iPads creates long-lasting connections with learning.

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Review: Flipwrite iPad Keyboard

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I’ve read several nonscientific studies that concluded students type equally well whether they use iPads or traditional keyboards ( click here ; scroll to ‘ Keyboarding: iPad vs. Traditional’ ).

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Building Early Literacy Skills With iPads

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So, while this is all fresh on my mind, I am going to share a few work samples from some of our recent literacy activities on iPads. When we use the iPads to enhance literacy skills, we are synthesizing both tangible and intangible language.

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Using the iPad for Addition

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Apps I Use Personalized Learning iPads and math ipads in kindergarten personalizing learning with ipads teaching and learning with iPads The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple. -S. Gudder.

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iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

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Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. You do not need iPads to implement and learn from this research. Vicki: So, what kind of formative assessments are you doing on the iPads?

An Australian Math Classroom with iPads

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Today Tom Davidson @trdvo shares how he uses iPads in his math classes to teach. If you’re using iPads or want to compare how math is being taught somewhere else, this is a wonderful classroom Wednesday that you don’t want to miss! An Australian math classroom with iPads.

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#01: Awesome Apps for iPads in the Elementary Classroom

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Karen Lirenman ( @ KLirenman ) and Kristen Wideen ( @ mrswideen ) have written the definitive book on using iPads in the elementary classroom, Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom. The problem with iPads is there are so many apps and so many choices.

Mid-March Madness with iPads in Kindergarten

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Sometimes the kids choose paper, sometimes iPad. Apps I Use Literacy Personalized Learning Writing ipads in education ipads in kindergarten Personalized Learning with ipads teaching with iPads All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind. Martin H. Fischer.

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Engaging Kindergartners with Technology: Augmented Reality, Ipads, QR Codes and More

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Engaging Kindergartners with Technology: Augmented Reality, Ipads, QR Codes and More. Ipads and Augmented Reality. Greg: One way is iPads. Most of the kids are completely familiar with iPads and tablets and phones, so we have some iPads in the classroom with some folders.

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Using iPads to Plan in Kindergarten

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They will open their notes app on their iPads and write out their plan for the day. Apps I Use In the Classroom Literacy Personalized Learning Writing ipads in education ipads in kindergarten personalized learning teaching and learning with iPads

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Using the iPad for Writing in Kindergarten

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For those those that have difficulty finding inspiration, we utilize the camera app on the iPad. 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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iPad Mania: 20 ideas for sparking interest in class with iPads

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When Steve Jobs introduced the world to the iPad, it was a marvel that had the potential to make big change. The iPad’s possibilities in education were seen quickly and have developed over time. Ed Tech app smashing apps creative teaching edtech educational technology ipad

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Creativity and Inspiration with iPads in Kindergarten

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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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Saving Big Money with iPads and Google Classroom

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Today Kyle Taylor @kyletaylor13 and his school have implemented iPads with Google Classroom and are saving half (yes, I said half) of what it previously cost to set up a classroom with technology. Why iPads are well suited for creation.

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Touchscreen Chromebooks: the iPad killers in schools?

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I have worked with all sorts of digital devices in my own classroom — desktop computers, laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, student cell phones and a variety of others.

Building Vocabulary with iPads

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Using word walls, mentor texts, non-fiction texts across all subjects, and especially creation apps on the iPad give students many opportunities to interact with new vocabulary. Consider using creation apps on the iPad to help develop student vocabulary.

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What Should We Be Doing? Using iPads to Personalize Learning

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In our iPad math journals, students aren’t given a closed ended question that has one answer. In the Classroom Literacy Personalized Learning ipads in kindergarten ipads in the classroom Personalized Learning with ipads teaching with iPads

Phonics Strategies for Young Learners Using the iPad

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Fortunately, I have iPads to assist in meeting the needs of all students, regardless of their skill level. Apps I Use Beginning of the School Year In the Classroom Literacy Personalized Learning early literacy strategies ipads in education ipads in kindergarten personalizing learning

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@Nearpod: Teaching Smarter with iPads

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Nearpod: the iPad Teacher''s must have tool I''ve been meaning to post about Nearpod for a few weeks; however, with the ISTE conference and arranging my recent give-away (thanks Nearpod for supporting), I''ve been a bit swamped. Nearpod is a free app you can download to your iPad.

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Investigating Animals with Young Children and the iPad

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This book provides opportunities for children to explore animals with drawing, video creation, photography, and music on the iPad. The iPad is a great tool to capture student creativity and extend learning opportunities, no matter what age.

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How to Turn off Blue Light on Your iPhone/ Ipad at Night

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I recorded a quick video and am telling everyone I know to make sure they set their iPhones and iPads up this way — especially for kids. Note that after you follow these instructions, your iPhone or iPad will have a brownish twinge to it because the blue light is turned off.

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