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Kindergarten's 3 R's: Respect, Resources and Rants: Take Home Folders

Kindergarten's 3 R's: Respect, Resources and Rants: Take Home Folders | educ 3040 | Scoop.it

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What is the Purpose of Using Technology in the Classroom?

What is the Purpose of Using Technology in the Classroom? | educ 3040 | Scoop.it

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 6, 2013 7:33 PM

Using technology in education is incredibly important today...but we must remember WHY we want our students using these tools and not accidentally make the tool itself the objective. 

Pamela Hall's curator insight, August 22, 2013 10:20 AM

This theme carries over to the business world too. Business owners need to realize that understanding the technology available and how to use it's tools can have a major impact on their businesses. "What do you want your business to do with technology?" 

Linda Denty's curator insight, October 10, 2013 1:50 AM

Absolutely true!

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Teacher Stories - Kristi Meeuwse How I teach with iPads in Kindergarten

Teacher Stories - Kristi Meeuwse How I teach with iPads in Kindergarten | educ 3040 | Scoop.it

Teacher Stories - Kristi Meeuwse
" For the First Time in 22 years of teaching, 100 percent of my kindergarten students went to first grade reading above grade level." How Kristie Meeuwse teaches with iPad.


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Cyndi Danner-Kuhn's curator insight, September 4, 2013 10:29 AM

This is powerful and worth the read.

DiAndra Berry's curator insight, September 9, 2013 2:09 PM

I think allowing students to read stories and create their own stories on an ipad is an excellent idea.

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Preparing for Kindergarten

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See what skills your child should have at the beginning, and by the end, of the school year.

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Six skills a child should have before starting kindergarten

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During her five decades in education -- including 36 years teaching kindergarten in Kalamazoo Public Schools and eight years as an Western Michigan University mentor for intern teachers -- Lois Hoekstra has seen the mission of kindergarten change...

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Don Dea's curator insight, April 7, 2013 4:39 AM

1. Encourage a child's curiosity and eagerness to learn. It's important for children to start kindergarten with a sense that learning is fun. "They're going to be like little sponges" in kindergarten, Hoekstra said.

2. Know how to write his or her own name. "As a teacher, I loved it when a child could write his or her name, even if it was all in capital letters," Hoekstra said. Other experts suggest a child should also know his or her parents' names and the family address and phone number.

3. Know how to count, at least to 10. "Even 20 or 30," Hoekstra said. Other experts also suggest that incoming kindergartners should have a sense of the order of the numbers -- for instance, realize that the number 5 is after 4 and before 6.

Jennifer Colin's curator insight, October 25, 2015 10:21 AM

The six skills listed by the author are ideal, but, realistically, most kindergarten students do not know these things prior to starting school.  I have recently learned there is an initiative in Kent County that is working to change this.  It is comprised of principals, child development experts, community leaders, and others who take an interest in this cause. They are working on what can be done to encourage and educate parents in teaching their children while they are still at home.  Parent education is key if we are to change what children know before kindergarten, especially since not everyone sends their children to pre-school. I would love to become a part of this group once I am an administrator. My current principal is already involved and occasionally gives me updates on what is happening.  It is a proactive group that I think will lead to earlier success with our students. 

KaylaHeinlein's curator insight, October 25, 2015 10:26 AM

Very interesting read! It seems like expectations for students have increased a lot since I was in Kindergarten.  I am shocked with how much my nephew knows after only a few months in Kindergarten.