Giraffes: A Popplet and a Project

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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 […]

5 Best Apps for Math and Counting

Five best math apps for pre-k and kindergarten.

As a follow up to my post about writing apps (which you can click here to see) I thought I’d share some of the math and counting apps we’ve discovered. Again, it’s been challenging to find the few jewels among the plain old rocks. I really hadn’t realized how many apps were out there, nor […]

These headphones aren’t gonna be the ones.

We've been using ipads at centers.

So today before we started centers I remembered that I’d seen some of our older students using headphones when they used laptops. Turns out the upper grades have a whole container of headphones that they use. They are what I call “Walkman style” and were all the rage in the 80’s when the Sony Walkman […]

Using the Kindle App for a Lesson: Put Me In The Zoo

Using the Kindle App to share stories with children.

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5 Best Writing Apps for Pre-School and Kindergarten

Five Best Writing Apps for Preschool and Kindergarten

Update: I’ve added a new post to this series about math apps.  Click here to see it or visit the Reviews Page to see the entire 5 Best Apps series. It’s been about a month now since we received our ipads. In that time I’ve downloaded close to 100 apps. Probably 90% of those are […]

Review of Teach Me Toddler

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Teach Me Toddler, while not perfect, is easily the best educational app I’ve discovered so far. Here are the reasons why I like it: Teach Me Toddler was clearly designed with the educator in mind and is extremely customizable. It allows a whole classroom of students to use a single ipad, and tracks each student’s […]