iPads in Kindergarten

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Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen on episode 512 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter 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. Kristen and Karen share timeless principles of excellent teaching with 1:1 and iPads in the kindergarten classroom.

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Tech Tip #118–Top 10 iPad Shortkeys

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Today’s tip: Top 10 iPad Shortkeys. Category: iPads. Here’s a poster with the ten most popular iPad shortkeys found in classrooms: Sign up for a new tip each week or buy the entire 169 Real-world Ways to Put Tech into Your 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. Vicki: Today we’re talking with my friend Tony Vincent @tonyvincent from Learning in Hand about iPad Magic. Tony: Well, the iPad is packed with things that you may not even realize are there or that can be used in different ways.

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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!

Tech Tip #106–11 Great Typing Timesavers on iPads

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Today’s tip: 11 Great Typing Timesavers on iPads. Category: iPads. Q: Typing on the iPad keyboard is slow. A: Here are eleven time-savers students will appreciate (as will colleagues) when using iPads. They make the strangeness of the native iPad keyboard a bit more tolerable: Double-tap the space bar to add a period. Place two fingers in the middle of the iPad keyboard and flick them to the side. Shake the iPad to undo the last word you typed.

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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 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.

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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. 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. Children love classic fairy tales and many early childhood classrooms incorporate them into a unit of study.

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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. The replacement took about a week…no small feat when you are talking about over 800 iPads. The excitement over the idea of new iPads was suddenly replaced with the knowledge that we would be without iPads for a few days.

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iPads in Kindergarten: Creating, Innovating and Learning

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Today Caitlin Arakawa @caitlin_arakawa shares what she learned in her first year with iPads in kindergarten. In today’s show, Caitlin Arakawa talks about iPads in kindergarten and shares: Her favorite apps. The best thing about iPads. Want to hear another episode on iPads in the classroom? Listen to Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen talk about awesome iPad apps for the elementary classroom.

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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. If you want a complete educational ecosystem, a comprehensive learning environment, then iPads are the only answer. iPads allow each child to find his/her own genius.

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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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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. 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. Children love classic fairy tales and many early childhood classrooms incorporate them into a unit of study.

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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. Milton is 1:1 with iPads for all K-8 students. It is his goal to incorporate technology into his classes, whether it is a full blown lesson using iPads, or using the SMARTboard for smaller activities.

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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. 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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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’ ). These results are counter-intuitive to what common sense says is true: that the flat, non-tactile nature of the iPad onscreen keyboards make them less accurate and slower than standard keyboards.

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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. The iPad is perfectly suited for these extension activities with creation apps that allow students to show what they know by making their thinking visible, extend their thinking and reflect on learning. When we use the iPads to enhance literacy skills, we are synthesizing both tangible and intangible language.

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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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Tech Tip #76–13 Tips for using an iPad

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Today’s tip: 13 Tips for Using an iPad. Category: iPads. Here’s a poster with thirteen basics tips to share with students new to iPads: Sign up for a new tip each week or buy the entire 169 Real-world Ways to Put Tech into Your Classroom.

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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. We have been working on adding recently in class. We have used counters, fingers, blocks…you name it…if it’s countable, we’ve used it!

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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. Edtech Tool Tuesday iPads Kindergarten (ages 3-6 The top #edtech tool Tuesday of season 1 with Caitlin Arakawa From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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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. We are only 7 days away from our spring break. I love my job, but am ready for a breather. The kids are ready too. You can say we have our own brand of mid-March madness!

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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. The SmartBoard looks like this when they are making their plan: In the reading center, I want them to read 2 books on their reading level and then they may choose other books as well as book on their iPads to read. 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. Here are a couple of samples of student work using this technique: With one of the children, I found him building something in the block center and on his own, he went to get his iPad to take a picture so he could write about it later. You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say. -F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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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. I would love to say today’s post is about an awesome lesson I taught, or an amazing activity I had my kids do.

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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. Enter to win the book Innovate with Ipad by leaving a review on iTunes. Today’s show will help settle the dust and bring clarity to iPads in the elementary classroom.

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. Now, Sean, you’re currently working with iPads and some online formative assessments for STEM classrooms. Sean: About seven years ago, three colleagues and myself wrote a grant proposal for a quarter of a million dollars to implement iPads into math and science classrooms.

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. TOM: One of the things I’m doing at the moment that I’m finding really exciting is our exploration, using Explain Everything [link] on the iPads.

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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. We have a reading folder and a math folder full of apps, so the kids know they can grab those iPads, open those folders, and use any of those apps. Ipad Apps for Math.

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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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My favorite iPad case for kids!

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One item I kept seeing everyone walk around with were these really cool iPad cases. The case is light weight, comfortable, and keeps the iPad safe - which is KEY for little ones (like Jacob)! they have cases for iPad minis , too! This way, the kids can stand their iPad up when working. They even have charging carts that allow you to keep your iPads safe in their cases without having to remove them each time. Durable. Portable. Colorful.

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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. Today, learn all about their decision making process and how teachers are using iPads and Google classroom to teach. In today’s show, we’ll discuss: How to create an optimal learning environment with Google Classroom and iPads. Why iPads are well suited for creation.

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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. Apps I Use Literacy ipads and literacy ipads in kindergarten ipads in the classroom vocabulary and iPads One forgets words as one forgets names.

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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. By using our iPads to personalize learning, give students voice and choice, and shifting our use of the word should to could , we open up possibilities, change mindsets, and give students freedom to be themselves. 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 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.

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