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Enhancing the Creative Process in Young Children with iPad

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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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What Should We Be Doing? Using iPads to Personalize Learning

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This isn’t learning. It is up to us to teach and model divergent thinking, to allow students to struggle a bit, to learn to persevere when their first attempt isn’t successful and to allow for variations on a theme. 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.

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Me and My World-Teaching Sustainability to Young Children

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This method helps young children develop a personal connection to their own actions. Student work for all three books is collected in a digital learning journal. Book Cover Learning Journal Cover.

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Me and My World-Teaching Sustainability to Young Children

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This method helps young children develop a personal connection to their own actions. Student work for all three books is collected in a digital learning journal. Book Cover Learning Journal Cover.

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Phonics Strategies for Young Learners Using the iPad

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These are cards that with daily repetitions, assist children in learning letters and sounds. 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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The Power of the iPad in Kindergarten

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My students were used to having choices about their day and about demonstrating their learning. I was used to personalizing their learning and serving as a facilitator while they directed themselves. Student-centered and student-directed learning is one of the keys to educational change. The iPads give my students the freedom to move on, to move up, and to be in charge of their learning.

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Using the Backchannel in Kindergarten

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We work on giving our children choice in all aspects of their learning. 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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Using iPads to Plan in Kindergarten

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One of the things I truly believe is that student engagement is dependent on their voice and choice in both the planning and execution of learning. Apps I Use In the Classroom Literacy Personalized Learning Writing ipads in education ipads in kindergarten personalized learning teaching and learning with iPads Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort. Paul J. Meyer.

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Creativity and Inspiration with iPads in Kindergarten

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A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.-Brad Our students love learning. They love creating their own learning and they love teaching each other. Are you the great teacher that inspires hope, ignites hope and instills a love for learning? Apps I Use In the Classroom Literacy Personalized Learning Writing ipads and personalized learning ipads in kindergarten teaching and learning with iPads

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iTunes U and You

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We work diligently to create learning experiences in kindergarten that allow our young students to think deeply about various topics. Having iPads allows us to enrich learning experiences in a way that wasn’t possible before. Here is the link to a Spiders course I created for my kindergarten students as well as one for teachers on Personalized Learning and another course created by a 4th grade colleague about my school and how we innovate instruction using iPads.

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Mid-March Madness with iPads in Kindergarten

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They are planning their own day, choosing apps for demonstrating their learning, reading constantly and using inquiry skills across the curriculum. Giving kids of all ages voice and choice in their learning provides deeper learning opportunities and long-term connections to the world around them. Apps I Use Literacy Personalized Learning Writing ipads in education ipads in kindergarten Personalized Learning with ipads teaching with iPads

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Here We Go Again

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No worries, it’s a short learning curve. As well as experiment with counting and ten frames : We have also learned how to take a screen shot so we can upload our work! By experimenting with different apps in the early days, the students have an opportunity to explore and free-play while we are learning the proper way to use the device. How do you restart something that had never been turned off? Veronica Rossi, Under the Never Sky.

Reading Fluency with Explain Everything

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Our iPads have certainly facilitated my ability to deliver personalized literacy instruction through the “ Just Right Books ” I create for my students as well as various apps that we use that adapt to students’ responses. Literacy Personalized Learning Explain Everything ipads in kindergarten literacy with iPads reading with ipads teaching with iPads There’s so much more to a book than just the reading. Maurice Sendak.

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Teacher Created Texts in Book Creator

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Teacher created texts provide you the flexibility to control text, vocabulary and content as well as provide your students anytime books, personalized content, and a model for writing. Apps I Use Literacy Personalized Learning Book Creator ipads in education ipads in kindergarten personalizing learning with ipads teaching with iPads Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.-Benjamin Benjamin Franklin.

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Visionary Leadership and iPads

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“The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.”-Helen I was honored to be asked to speak at this event and share what is possible in early childhood education when students are given the ability to create their own learning. 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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App Smashing in Math

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We then learned how to do a screen shot of our work. 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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Focus on the Learning, Not the Tool

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The real power of interactive technologies is that they let us learn in ways that aren’t otherwise possible or practical. At school, we have been busy going about the business of learning, and in the evenings, I have been busy going about the business of dissertation writing. 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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iPads and Science in Kindergarten

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There are so many wonderful creation apps that allow students to create their own content and demonstrate their learning. A big part of early childhood education is experiential learning. Giving children a variety of experiences and enhancing those experiences with the iPads creates long-lasting connections with learning. The technology extends the learning experience and enriches it.

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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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Using the iPad to Develop Student Agency

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Bandura’s quote above is a timeless reminder of the need for human beings to construct their own environments-including their learning environments. It means focusing on student learning and not on grades. It means creating a student-centered culture where students have choice in their learning pathways. When students use creation apps as a way to demonstrate concepts, they are creating new learning in deeper meaning ways.

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Using the iPad for Writing in Kindergarten

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I’ve always believed we learn to write by writing. I am so glad I have the iPad as a learning tool to extend and enhance learning…and more importantly, my students are seeing it as a tool, and not just “fun” Tell your story…do epic stuff! 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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Character Analysis with Book Creator

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Part of my work includes providing embedded professional learning for teachers integrating the iPad into instruction in meaningful ways. Providing students with alternative ways to demonstrate learning in creative ways engages and challenges them. Learning a specific skill set doesn’t have the value in today’s world that it once did. Learning how to be more creative, and therefore, more adaptable, prepares students for life beyond the classroom.

Digital Reading Resources for Early Literacy

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Regardless of the subject we are learning, literacy is a big part of it. Making Learning Fun. Apps I Use In the Classroom Literacy Personalized Learning early literacy and iPads literacy and iPads reading with ipads teaching with iPadsThere is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing-Isaac D’Israeli. As a kindergarten teacher, my day is spent immersing my students in literacy activities.

Snap to It with BookSnaps

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They can identify the main idea, parts of speech, synonyms, etc…and reflect about the content they are learning. Older students can collaborate on a book study and create BookSnaps to share what they learned. In Book Creator, multiple snaps can be created to represent several passages in one book, or to create a book of BookSnaps reflecting a child’s learning across several books.

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Using Clips App for Small Moments and Student Reflection

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”This reflection helps make thinking and learning visible for students. To extend the learning, students may blog or journal about their reflections. There are many benefits to using video in education, such as increased student motivation, enhanced learning experiences, development of learner autonomy, and authentic learning opportunities. Many teachers use portfolios to collect and showcase student work throughout the year.

Character Analysis with Book Creator

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Part of my work includes providing embedded professional learning for teachers integrating the iPad into instruction in meaningful ways. Providing students with alternative ways to demonstrate learning in creative ways engages and challenges them. Learning a specific skill set doesn’t have the value in today’s world that it once did. Learning how to be more creative, and therefore, more adaptable, prepares students for life beyond the classroom.

Snap to It with BookSnaps

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They can identify the main idea, parts of speech, synonyms, etc…and reflect about the content they are learning. Older students can collaborate on a book study and create BookSnaps to share what they learned. In Book Creator, multiple snaps can be created to represent several passages in one book, or to create a book of BookSnaps reflecting a child’s learning across several books.

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Keep It Simple

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This work can be easier if we leverage the technology in such a way that students are engaged in student-centered learning. In Spain, we worked with the teacher iPad to demonstrate some new concepts to th e whole class and then worked on ways students could partner up to practice the new learning. In the Classroom Personalized Learning The Art of Teaching FAQ's about iPads in education iPads in early childhood ipads in education ipads in kindergarten iPads with 4 year olds

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From Sea to Shining Sea…Connecting Classes Across Continents

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We met in San Diego in July 2014 and began planning how we could use FaceTime and social media to build a personal learning network for our young learners, In the beginning we had classes connecting between South Carolina, Maine, Ireland and my class in England. Connecting with real children celebrating these festivals made the learning so much more real as we could have genuine discussions with real people involved in these celebrations.

Why personalized learning is hard to study

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This week saw the release of the third in a series of personalized learning studies conducted by the RAND Foundation. The research analyzed implementation, survey, and efficacy data in a sample of schools that are part of the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) portfolio, and compared that data to a national sample of schools. Advocates for and critics against personalized learning will inevitably interpret these findings in wildly different ways.

Personalized Learning in Action

A Principal's Reflections

Over the past year, I have been blessed to support the Davis School District in Utah with their personalized learning initiative across the district. Below you will see some of the changes that we made to personalize learning a mere 48 hours after the workshop.

Multimedia content personalizes learning

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Josemaria and I share the belief that “…[technology] must be transparent, like a lens; otherwise, it hinders learning.” ” Here’s his take on the use of videos in education: Multimedia content as a way to learning process personalization.

Differentiating with Personalized Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Personalized learning is the latest buzzword in an education environment bursting with new ideas but this one is impressive. In a sentence, personalized learning: “tailors instruction, expression of learning, and assessment to each student’s unique needs and preferences.” If you think it sounds like differentiated instruction, it does with this caveat: Personalized learning is student-directed, student-paced, and designed for each learner.

4 Steps for Humanizing Personalized Learning

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Most educators can probably agree that more personalization in learning is needed for the fall—perhaps more than ever before. Now, however, it’s being framed as learning loss, with parents, administrators and educators advocating for learning recovery or acceleration.

Mythbusters: Breaking Down 10 Common Misconceptions of Personalized Learning

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This is true for advancing the work of personalized learning. Personalized LearningSince 2003, Discovery’s show Mythbusters has been a smash hit. Though Adam & Jamie stopped hosting in 2016, the reruns and spin-offs continue.