Make an iMovie Video on your iPad for Back to School

Create a Fun Back to School video with iMovie using your iPad!

I kept hearing about what a great tool iMovie can be in the classroom.  I finally decided to put it to the test by making an iMovie video. As we began our 5th day of school this week,  I used my iPad to shoot a short video clip of each child sharing their favorite thing […]

Augmented Reality in the Classroom: Writing Numbers 1 through 9

Teaching Number Formtion on the iPad with Augmented Reality

Have you heard of Augmented Reality in the classroom? The minute I read about it, I knew I had to try it in our Pre-K classroom. I think of augmented reality as one step beyond QR codes. We did a lot with QR codes last year. We used them to self-correct our counting activities and […]

Where can I find good apps?

Where can I find good apps for preschool and kindergarten?

One of my biggest challenges in using iPad in the classroom has been finding good apps for early childhood classrooms. There are lots of great apps for young children, but fewer that are actually suitable for classroom use.  I’ve written about my favorite apps in my 5 Best Apps Series, but I still struggle to […]

Five Best Learning Apps For Pre-K and Kindergarten

FIve Best Learning Apps for Kindergarten and Pre-K

Here’s the long awaited third installment of my 5 Best Apps series: Five Best Learning Apps for Pre-K & Kindergarten. You can find our first two installments here and here. While the first two installments focused on a just math or just writing, this list focuses on apps that include a variety of subject areas. […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Best Apps for Math and Counting

Five best math apps for pre-k and kindergarten.

As a follow up to my post about writing apps (which you can click here to see) I thought I’d share some of the math and counting apps we’ve discovered. Again, it’s been challenging to find the few jewels among the plain old rocks. I really hadn’t realized how many apps were out there, nor […]