This post highlights the use in our school of Evernote as digital portfolios capturing; learning, observations and anecdotal evidence that can be used for feedback, assessment and sharing of student work among teachers, students and parents.
"As an investment for 21st century teaching and learning Spring Cottage Primary School has invested in a MacBook Pro, 16 16GB iPad 2s in Key Stage 1, 16 16GB iPad 2s in Key Stage 2, 63 iPod touches for children in Year 6, Apple TV and new projectors in each classroom and a managed wireless system."
The UAE’s Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), the country’s largest higher education institution, has struck a deal with a local Apple supplier, worth nearly AED50m ($13.4m), which will see UAE campuses remove paper and pens from classrooms and become the first in the region to roll out iPad-only lessons.
"The iPad and other gesture based tablets have capture the minds and fingers of many in education. Whether its in pre-K or senior classes these intuitive devices are making changes to how teaching and learning occurs in the classroom."
Andrew Churchill has provided links to websites that have information on iPads in many areas, including a list of apps broken down by curriculum area, by learning areas, the iPad as a multimedia tool and many more. Excellent resouces for the novice and experienced user!
New York Daily NewsShy kids entering kindergarten at 'academic disadvantage': studyNew York Daily NewsThe results were gleaned after analyzing data from nearly 4,420 pre-kindergarten children ages 3 to 5 living in the US.
Some #tags to follow on twitter are: #kinderchat, #ece, #earlyed #skypeplay Further resources from kinderchat: Kinderchat Symbaloo, Kinderchat Wiki,. What would you suggest? How can people get connected?