I Went to iPad School!

What my colleague and I learned when we went to iPad school.

A co-worker and I attended an iPad conference yesterday. My co-worker called it “iPad School.” I like that term, so I adopted it.  There was so much information to soak up! My biggest take away was a greater understanding of all of the ways we can take the ipad to the next level, and use […]

Audio QR Codes: Sight Word Bingo

QR Codes with Audio Files Bingo

{Update: This post was written over two years ago, which in technology terms, makes it ancient!  The kids in my QR code pictures are actually 2nd graders now! Some readers are finding that the audio QR codes for this activity no longer work. You might try scanning a code or two to make sure it […]

QR Codes for practicing the teens: Farm style!

QR Codes for counting the teens.

We’ve still got a few kids working to learn the teen numbers. I came up with one more activity to help them master this skill.  We’re also knee deep in our farm unit, so I added some cute pigs to the activity to make it a little more fun. First they scan the QR code. […]

Using the iPad in Pre K & K as More than Just a Gaming Device: A reflection

Using the iPad as more than just a gaming device.

“When are we going to use ipads?” they asked me. I was so very excited to implement my sight word QR code activity at our learning centers this week. I’d spent a lot of time thinking about and creating it.  The kids were very successful and engaged as they scanned the QR codes with their […]

Journaling on the ipad with Pre-Schoolers

Using an iPad for Journaling in Pre-K and Kindergarten

Each day the kids in our class make a “Play Plan.” They decide what they want to play with, draw a picture of it, and write it down. We pulled this idea from the Tools of the Mind curriculum, based on some of Vygotzky’s research.   One of the things we love about doing things […]

Using a Stylus with an ipad in Pre-School & Kindergarten

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  I love it when our Technology Coordinator drops off new fun stuff for us to experiment with! She knew we’d been looking to try giving each of our students a stylus. So when she was on Spring Break, she picked up a few! The kids and I were all excited to try them out. […]

We finally found some good headphones!

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The headphones we ordered from Zulily finally arrived yesterday. I couldn’t be more pleased! They fit all of the children nicely regardless of head size and are so much easier for them to use than the walkman style ones we were borrowing from the older grades. Having our own headphones that go on easily is […]