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Using i pads in an early childhood classroom. Casey Dorsey & Lexi Vick. Kindergarten Teachers Eagle Nest Elementary School. Mission and Vision. Mission : Dorchester School District Two leading the way, every student, every day, through relationships, rigor, and relevance. .

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Using i pads in an early childhood classroom

Using ipads in an early childhood classroom

Casey Dorsey

& Lexi Vick

Kindergarten Teachers

Eagle Nest Elementary School


Mission and vision

Mission and Vision

Mission: Dorchester School District Two leading the way, every student, every day, through relationships, rigor, and relevance.

Vision: Dorchester School District Two desires to be recognized as a “World Class” school district, expecting each student to achieve at his/her optimum level in all areas, and providing all members of our district family with an environment that permits them to do their personal best.


Presentation overview

Presentation overview

  • Instructional Uses

  • iPad Management Techniques

  • iPad Applications & Work Sessions

  • Session Evaluation


Instructional uses for ipads

Instructional Uses for ipads

  • English Language Arts

    • Phonics

    • Reading Comprehension

    • Writing

  • Mathematics

  • Differentiated Instruction

    • Intervention

    • ESOL Support

    • Enrichment


Ipad management techniques

Ipad management Techniques

  • Whole Group Instruction

    • Use a VGA Adaptor (also called a Dongle)

    • Use a Document Camera

    • Use a Mirroring Program

      • Reflector Program - Cost is $12.99 per license

  • Small Group Or Individual Instruction

    • iPad Schedule

    • iPad Checklist

    • iPad “I Can Cards”


Ipad applications

Ipad Applications


Skill based apps alphabet

Skill Based apps – Alphabet

Starfall ABC’s

Great for review of alphabet letters and sounds

MyABC

Alphabet activities including tracing letters, practicing sounds and games

Alphabet Tracing

Practice tracing uppercase and lowercase letters and numbers 1 to 9.


Skill based apps spelling

Skill Based apps – Spelling

Little Speller

App comes in Levels 1-4 and one designed specifically for ESOL

Spelling practice of sight words, 3 letter words and 4 letter words

ABC

App comes in Levels 1-3

Spelling practice of words from 3 letters up to 6 letters

Cimo Spelling Sound Out

6 Levels of spelling words using short vowels, long vowels, and more challenging spellings

Also an app designed for spelling sight words


Skill based apps reading

Skill Based apps – Reading

Rock N Learn

Levels 1-4

Has books students can listen to or read themselves

Reading Comprehension

3 Levels: K-1, 1-2, and 2-3

Has short reading passages and comprehension questions

Jungle Journey

Grades 2-3 and teaches sequencing and cause and effect


Work session

Work session!


Skill based apps ela math

Skill Based apps – Ela & Math

Teach Me

Grade level apps for Toddler thru 3rd Grade

Combines ELA and Math

Sight word recognition

Spelling

Number writing

Addition

Subtraction

Can track the progress of up 4 students on each iPad


Skill based apps math

Skill Based Apps - Math

Adding Apples

Offers addition practice using different colored apples.

Tracks the progress of up to 3 students per iPad

Math Bingo

Offers practice of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

Geometry for Kids

Offers practice of shapes, symmetry, angles and rays

Mathomatix: Measurement

Practice with time, length, weight, and volume


Skill based apps compare a twist

Skill Based Apps – Compare-A-Twist

Compare-A-Twist

Can play previously created lessons

Can create your own lessons on comparing

Can use text or images

Can be used for any subject area.


Work session1

Work session!


Story building apps book creator

Story Building Apps - Book creator

Book Creator

Can be used with students of any grade level.

Individuals can create their own stories.

Students can collaborate and create long and/or more elaborate texts.

Stories can be saved in iBooks and become part of your online library.


Story building apps pictello

Story Building Apps - Pictello

Pictello

Can be used with students of any grade level.

Individuals can create their own stories.

Students can collaborate and create long and/or more elaborate texts.

Has a wizard and an expert mode.

You can create a story sharing account and upload stories to the cloud.


Work session2

Work session!


Story building apps puppet pals toontastic

Story Building Apps – Puppet Pals & Toontastic

Toontastic

Puppet Pals

Both can be used to retell a familiar story or create an original story.

Both can be used to practice characters, setting, and plot.

Both have free aspects and enhanced features can be purchased to increase options.


Story building apps imovie

Story Building Apps - iMovie

iMovie

Can edit existing video or create original videos.

Has templates to combine videos, photos, and music to make a movie.

Can also create a movie trailer.


Work session3

Work session!


Final thought questions

Final Thought & Questions

“Aside from the gazillions of games, tutoring, and pointless apps available for free, a diligent teacher can find treasures of apps for their iPads that engage and challenge the student minds in creative ways.” Ben Johnson, principal

“Teaching and Learning: Using iPads in the Classroom”, Edutopia, October 31, 2011


Presentation resources

Presentation Resources

  • Comics:

    • http://halfdozendaily.typepad.com/my-half-dozen-daily/ipad/ (comic with frogs)

    • http://www.knowthefacs.com/tag/classrooms/ (comic with teacher)

  • Reflector Program

    • http://www.airsquirrels.com/reflector/ (reflector program)

  • Applications

    • iTunes

  • Johnson, Ben. Teaching and Learning: Using iPads in the Classroom Edutopia, October 31, 2011,http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-teaching-learning-apps-ben-johnson


Contact information

Contact Information

Lexi Vick

[email protected]

Casey Dorsey

[email protected]

Kindergarten Teachers

Eagle Nest Elementary School

843-695-2460


Using i pads in an early childhood classroom

Session EvaluationParticipants are asked to complete a session evaluation for each session attended. Credit (attendance, renewal, and/or technology) will be added following evaluation completion.

For each question, use 1=Strongly Disagree, 2=Disagree, 3=Neither Agree nor Disagree, 4=Agree, 5=Strongly Agree. Your responses will assist us in planning future professional development in Dorchester School District Two.

  • The instructor was well prepared for the workshop.

  • The materials for the workshop were appropriate.

  • The concepts presented were appropriate to my job.

  • I will benefit from attending this session.

  • I would recommend this training to others.


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