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 […]

Making Our iPad Covers Work for Our Preschool and Kindergarten

iPad covers for preschool and kindergarten

So did we really need military grade covers for our classroom iPads?  Are we going to stick with our Garmin Extreme Duty Military iPad Covers for preschoolers or go with something different? Read the post below to find out. When I first wrote about our Garmin iPad covers,  they hadn’t been truly put to the […]

21 Best Apps for Preschool and Kindergarten iPads

thumbnail 21 Best Apps For Preschool & Kindergarten

We expanded our 5 Best Apps Series!  Five wasn’t enough when we started using Apple Configurator. Keep reading to find out what we think are the 21 Best Apps for Preschool and Kindergarten. When we decided to use Apple Configurator to manage our iPads,  one of the biggest ramifications  was the fact that we would […]

Teach a Preschooler to Code for “Hour of Code” Week? You Bet!

Hour of Code: How one group of preschoolers were introduced to coding for computer science education week.

Truthfully, preschoolers don’t do anything for a whole hour, except maybe play. It’s just not developmentally appropriate to ask them to do anything for that long.  Still, we did take some time this week to introduce the children to coding in honor of Computer Science Education Week’s Hour of Code event. And, they loved it! […]

Using Apple Configurator to Set Up Classroom iPads

Using Apple Configurator to Manage Multiple iPads in the Classroom

We decided to use Apple Configurator to set up our classroom iPads. Honestly, I didn’t expect it to be quite so much work! In the end though, I think it was worth it. Apple Configurator is a free,  Apple product that allows schools and businesses to manage multiple iPads using an Apple laptop. You can […]

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 […]