Learn to code: For teachers

one teacher's journey to learn computer programming

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how important I believe it is to teach children to code.  My students are still really enjoying the coding apps I introduced them to.  In particular, it’s turned into a fantastic supplemental activity for a few of our kids that were craving a little more challenge.  Honestly,  I don’t […]

My Radio Interview with Vicki Davis, aka the Cool Cat Teacher

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A few months back, Vicki Davis (aka the Cool Cat Teacher) invited me to appear on her radio show/podcast, Every Classroom Matters.  Of course I said yes! We taped the show back in April, and now finally in June, the episode we recorded is up on the Every Classroom Matters site. I’d love for you to […]

Books for Teaching With Technology In Preschool and Kindergarten Classrooms

Top Books for Technology in Early Childhood

Truth be told, I get most of my information about teaching with technology from technology based sources.  I Google, I subscribe to blogs, and watch social media.  I have however,  found a few books about teaching with technology that I’ve purchased or added to my Amazon wishlist. Even though I love technology,  I still love […]

Developmentally Appropriate Practices and Technology In Early Childhood

Technology in Early Childhood and Developmentally Appropriate Practices

Perhaps I made an error when naming this website. I think the name freaks early childhood educators out a little bit. I imagine their thinking goes something like this, “Technology?? In Early Childhood?? What kind of developmentally appropriate practices heresy is this?? ‘Technology’ can’t be ‘developmentally appropriate.’ Those two phrases don’t belong in the same […]

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. […]

Apple Configurator Checklist

Pre-Configuration Checklist

So I’m getting ready to configure my third round of iPads with Apple Configurator. This time I got smart and decided to be more organized by making myself an Apple Configurator Checklist. This checklist is a “pre-configuration checklist” designed to help you be ready to go through the actual process of configuring the iPads. I’m […]

Guest Posting at I Can Teach My Child Today

I’ve gone on a little field  trip today!  I’m over at the fabulous website, I Can Teach My Child, writing about how parents can know which apps are best for their kids.  Whether you’re a teacher or a parent,  this website has all sorts of resources to meet your needs: crafts, information about developmental stages, […]