iPad Keyboards in the Classroom

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I bought a new iPad last week.  It’s an iPad Air 2 and I love it. It’s smaller and lighter than the iPad I’ve been using for the last two years.  It also has a fingerprint scanner that I love.  I can unlock my iPad simply by pressing my thumb on the home button.  Super […]

Preschool Kids: Art on the iPad

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We used the MoMA Art Studio App Today We’ve been studying Winter and the kids made some super cute snowmen on the iPad today. Using MoMA Art Studio was a great way for the kids to practice some of the skills they’ve learned when we’ve used iDiary for Kids. Besides being a fantastic app for building […]

Gift Guide: Setting Your Child Up with the Perfect iPad, Accessories and Apps

Choosing at tablet for your child

Choosing the Perfect Tablet for Your Child Many parents are interested in picking out the perfect iPad or other tablet for their child for the holidays.  It can be difficult though to create the ideal ensemble when there are so many choices.  Even though this website is generally geared toward teachers,  I find that people often […]

Best iPad Covers for Preschool and Kindergarten 2014

iPad Covers for Preschool and Kindergarten

I am often asked which iPad cover I recommend for preschoolers.  I’ve written before about the Garmin covers we use in our classroom.  I’ve always appreciated how rugged they are, but I had to hack them to make them accessible for preschoolers. I bought a cover for my new phone this week. I’m in love with it and […]

Best Apps for Creativity

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When we configured our iPads earlier this year, I knew one of the limitations would be the fact that we’d be “stuck” with a set group of apps until I was able to configure the iPads a second time.  I looked through all of the apps installed on my teacher iPad and chose 21 apps that I thought […]

Teaching Kids to Code: Preschool and Kindergarten

Code=Create!

Talking about teaching kids to code has become trendy.  It’s moving toward the mainstream. Creating opportunities to teach kids coding has become the “cool” thing to do in education. And I couldn’t be happier. This is a bandwagon that I’m excited to jump on! This morning I was looking at the Scratch Jr. Kickstarter page. […]

Making Our iPad Covers Work for Our Preschool and Kindergarten

iPad covers for preschool and kindergarten

So did we really need military grade covers for our classroom iPads?  Are we going to stick with our Garmin Extreme Duty Military iPad Covers for preschoolers or go with something different? Read the post below to find out. When I first wrote about our Garmin iPad covers,  they hadn’t been truly put to the […]