Using QR Codes to Share Videos with Parents

Use QR Codes to share videos with parents.

Ever since I discovered QR codes last year,  I knew I wanted to find a way to use QR codes to share videos with parents. Thanks to one of those serendipitous hallway conversations with a parent/co-worker, I was finally able to figure out how to make it work using dropbox! To read more about how […]

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 […]

Which Stylus is Best?

Which stylus worked best with our classroom iPads?

After I tried using a stylus with my students when they worked on their journals on the iPad, I knew I needed to round up enough so that I could have several students writing at once. I wanted the best stylus for the best price. As I started looking for more stylus options, particularly paying attention […]

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. […]

Just how much should we lock up our student ipads?

How much access do we want our children to have?

As we get ready to make our big ipad purchase, and as a result, start to configure them for student use, I’ve been thinking about how much access we want our students to have to the ipad.  I’ve seen some covers that advertise the fact that they cover the “home” button so students can’t get […]