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 […]

Using Digital Tools to Create a Portfolio for Your Students

Create amazing student portfolios with digital tools.

  It is a tradition in the early childhood classes here to send each child home at the end of the year with a portfolio that documents the fun and learning that they experienced over the course of the school year.  This tradition spans back at least a decade.  When it first began, teachers used […]

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 […]

Experimenting with an ipad mini.

Experimenting with an iPad mini.

Today we had the chance to use a mini ipad during our learning center time. Our school secretary is the proud owner of one of these wonder-devices and she was brave enough to allow us to put it into the hands of our preschoolers. She’s just that amazing. She actually doesn’t even realize how brave […]

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. […]

Giraffes: A Popplet and a Project

Giraffe

It’s giraffe week in our class.  We’re learning all about them! Did you know they only need to drink every few days?  We have a collection of giraffe facts that we always share with our class and thought it would be fun to spice things up a little bit.  I started scrolling through Pinterest and […]

We are loving HeidiSongs In Our Room!

heidi songs

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 […]