iPad Keyboards in the Classroom

Keyboard for iPads fb

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

winter art on iPad

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 […]

Learn to Code for Teachers Part 3, or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

How I Spent My Summer Vacation or Learn to Code for Teachers, Part 3

So this is the third and final installment in my Learn to Code: For Teachers series.  See that stack of books in the picture above?  That’s my stack of books, and I read them all this summer.  I know, it’s not quite your average stack of of summer beach reads. It certainly isn’t what my summer reading […]

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 […]

Great Books for Beginning Programmers

Teachers Learn To Code part 2

I tend to try to write mostly about issues related to using technology in preschool and kindergarten classrooms.  That is after all, the title of this website.  When I started this site however,  another of my goals was to improve my teaching and my learning by reflecting on my own work. Right now, that work […]

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 […]