These headphones aren’t gonna be the ones.

We've been using ipads at centers.

So today before we started centers I remembered that I’d seen some of our older students using headphones when they used laptops. Turns out the upper grades have a whole container of headphones that they use. They are what I call “Walkman style” and were all the rage in the 80’s when the Sony Walkman […]

We are loving HeidiSongs In Our Room!

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Have you seen this? I’m not sure how we stumbled across the HeidiSongs website. It could have been Pinterest, or just plain Google. What we do know is that our class is loving it! (** After I finished this blog post I realized that Heidi of HeidiSongs is actually quite active in the teacher blogger […]

Using the Kindle App for a Lesson: Put Me In The Zoo

Using the Kindle App to share stories with children.

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Is It Really OK to put Technology in an Early Childhood Classroom?

Is Technology In Early Childhood OK

That’s the unspoken question I’m sensing from other Early Childhood educators. Is it really OK to give ipads to four and five year olds? When you’ve got the American Academy of Pediatrics making fairly strict recommendations about screen time for children under two, it makes sense to consider the question for young children as well. It’s definitely a question […]

5 Best Writing Apps for Pre-School and Kindergarten

Five Best Writing Apps for Preschool and Kindergarten

Update: I’ve added a new post to this series about math apps.  Click here to see it or visit the Reviews Page to see the entire 5 Best Apps series. It’s been about a month now since we received our ipads. In that time I’ve downloaded close to 100 apps. Probably 90% of those are […]

Review of Teach Me Toddler

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Teach Me Toddler, while not perfect, is easily the best educational app I’ve discovered so far. Here are the reasons why I like it: Teach Me Toddler was clearly designed with the educator in mind and is extremely customizable. It allows a whole classroom of students to use a single ipad, and tracks each student’s […]

Smart Apps For Kids with Free App Friday

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I made a great discovery today! It’s a website called Smart Apps For Kids and each Friday they offer “Free App Friday” where they give away a select number of educational apps for free! Today, they’re giving away Montessori Letter Sounds HD, which I’ve been wanting to try for quite some time. I keep seeing […]