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Using Bee Bots in the classroom « Technology Enhanced Learning

Using Bee Bots in the classroom « Technology Enhanced Learning | mLearning in early childhood education | Scoop.it
Various classes have used Beebots integrated in their teaching. In kindergarten storytelling or number concepts are more motivating when the Bee bot is introduced. For more ideas and lesson plans have a look at this web ...

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Reflective Log - ICT: Bee-bot Lesson Plan Template

Reflective Log - ICT: Bee-bot Lesson Plan Template | mLearning in early childhood education | Scoop.it
Here's an example of a lesson plan using the Bee-Bot that I found on the internet - http://bee-bot.wikispaces.com/Lesson+Plan+Template. It may be quite useful to give you ideas on how you may use Bee-Bot in the classroom ...

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Reading: Viewing mobile learning from a pedagogical perspective ...

Reading: Viewing mobile learning from a pedagogical perspective ... | mLearning in early childhood education | Scoop.it
A pedagogical framework was developed and tested through activities in two mobile learning projects located in teacher education communities: Mobagogy, a project in which faculty staff in an Australian university developed ...

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The Top 23 Educational iPad Apps Teachers Favour to Use in Schools ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Top 23 Educational iPad Apps Teachers Favour to Use in Schools ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | mLearning in early childhood education | Scoop.it

"This is the last post in a series of posts on Tony Vincent's " iPad As Teacher's Pet". In today's post, I am sharing with you a list of some of the top educational iPad apps that teachers favour to use at school.  The apps you will see below are based on a March 2014 survey delivered on Twitter to 558 iPad-using teachers. These teachers were asked about their favourite apps to use in school and they came up with this selection. As an educational app reviewer, I find this selection to be highly relevant and contains the best educational apps that teachers should know about. The apps are arranged in order of priority."


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The Padagogy Wheelhouse | A collection of knowledge about the Padagogy Wheel and all things digital that enhance learning and teaching

The Padagogy Wheelhouse | A collection of knowledge about the Padagogy Wheel and all things digital that enhance learning and teaching | mLearning in early childhood education | Scoop.it
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Parents' Role in Mobile Learning

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Guest Writer Reese Jones (UK) Parents are giving their approval stamps on the use of modern technology inside the classrooms. The presence of devices has breathed a new life to the otherwise routin...
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An interesting survey on the parents' role in mobile learning.

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Autism Software & Support | Universal Design for Learning | VizZle

Autism Software & Support | Universal Design for Learning | VizZle | mLearning in early childhood education | Scoop.it
Easy and effective Web-based software for visual learning styles, for children with Autism, Aspergers and early childhood education. (Looking fora stellar field representative in Special Education and Technology.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, May 25, 2013 12:18 AM

Keep it coming!

Chris Carter's comment, August 8, 2013 3:48 AM
Thank you, Lisa and Jean!
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Balanced, Current, and Relevant, Part I, by Tess Prendergast

Balanced, Current, and Relevant, Part I, by Tess Prendergast | mLearning in early childhood education | Scoop.it

Question: Why is research about digital technology, young children and libraries so hard to find?Answer: Because it has not even been written yet.

When children’s librarians approach the topic of digital technology’s place in early childhood, I think we need ways to “converge” what we learn from the available research with our own expertise and mandates. Despite the fact that we are information professionals, this convergence, in this divided field, is not at all an easy task. I am a children’s librarian with 17 years on the job. I am also halfway through a doctorate in early literacy, but I don’t claim to have all the answers or even any of the answers! What I do claim, however, is that what I have found to be most helpful and informative to me as an early literacy researcher has come from mostly qualitative research in the field of early childhood education. A lot of qualitative research tends not to “prove” anything because that is not its aim. It provides illustrative data drawn from real people’s lives, tied to important themes and issues that concern us all. We can and should learn from this kind of research as we move towards the goal of creating our own.

 

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Excellent post from Tess Prendergast ...

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The Apps - iPads for Learning - Department of Education and Early Childhood Development | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

The Apps - iPads for Learning - Department of Education and Early Childhood Development | Technology in Education | Scoop.it | mLearning in early childhood education | Scoop.it

This website is for educators, students and parents wanting to learn about using iPads in education.


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Bee bot presentation 02-2013

What is a bee-bot? Programmable floor toy Can be programmed with sequences of up to 40 commands (7 buttons – 4 directions; PAUSE, CLEAR, GO)

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Mel Wruck's curator insight, March 11, 2013 7:48 AM

These programmable floor robots have a great friendly and happy design that would appeal to any young learner! Through using Bee-Bots students are introduced to the language of programming and also develop an understanding of distance and turn. Students apply these skills to navigate the Bee-Bot through obstacle courses and across activity mats. Activities can include counting, number, measurement, estimation, direction and language activities. There is a huge range of support materials and accessories that can be used to enhance the Bee-Bot experience and utilise it across a range of KLA’s.  I believe a Bee-Bot would be a great addition to any classroom for both students and teachers. 

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Websites for Children - ICT in the Early Years

Websites for Children - ICT in the Early Years | mLearning in early childhood education | Scoop.it

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Learning while having fun: Maths weight activity using the Bee-Bot ...

Learning while having fun: Maths weight activity using the Bee-Bot ... | mLearning in early childhood education | Scoop.it
A Bee-Bot is a resource that can be used in primary classrooms to motivate the students. It can be used in all the subjects. In the junior years, the Bee-Bot is mostly used as an assessor resource to check for the understanding ...

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Bee-Bot Resources

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Lessons and ideas

http://beebots.skola.edu.mt/


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Sandra Catton's curator insight, August 22, 2013 3:16 PM

Checking out this site to see if it's useful... stay posted.

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Fundamental Teacher Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Fundamental Teacher Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | mLearning in early childhood education | Scoop.it

"For those of you seeking to have a quick list of the fundamental apps for your iPaded classroom, the visual below from  St Oliver Plunkett Primary School http://bit.ly/1g35zZF ; is a good place to start with. It classifies apps according to different categories such as : search engine apps, classroom management apps, storage apps, digital scrapbooking apps, multimodal literacy apps, text manipulation apps and many more. The only inconvenience which I wish the creators of this graphic worked on is the inclusion of hyperlinks. The apps are not hyperlinked and as such you need to search for them on Google to download them. This graphic is also available for free download in PDF format from this link. http://bit.ly/1oKRGPR Enjoy"


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A Nice Graphic on The Evolution of Storytelling...

A Nice Graphic on The Evolution of Storytelling... | mLearning in early childhood education | Scoop.it
"Storytelling has been around since the start of Mankind. Storytelling was the basic communicational strategy through which culture, traditions, mores, ways of life and early literature was transmitted from one generation to the other. With the advent of internet and web technologies, storytellin...
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Apple launch new iPad 'Apps for Teachers' section - Mark Anderson's Blog

Apple launch new iPad 'Apps for Teachers' section - Mark Anderson's Blog | mLearning in early childhood education | Scoop.it

"Further recognition of the massive adoption of iPad by so many schools around the world, Apple have just launched two new sections on their iPad App Store. One section is aimed at teachers and parents with apps for the children, broken down in to different age groups and learning activities. "


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Scott Langston's curator insight, October 5, 2013 9:37 PM
Apple have recognised the particular market we represent.
Ralph Springett's curator insight, October 6, 2013 3:51 PM

Good, but for teachers in New Zealand the curriculum and professional development still needs to be connecged to these resources. Teachers can do this, of course, but wouldn't it be nice if there were some resources available which make those connections?

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, October 7, 2013 4:56 AM

But are these apps really any good for education?

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mlearning

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All about mlearning (Check out my @newsmix channel mlearning featuring @snewco @theconsultantse @shellterrell http://t.co/RxbIH6JQPP)
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I Went to iPad School! - Technology In Early Childhood

I Went to iPad School! - Technology In Early Childhood | mLearning in early childhood education | Scoop.it

"A co-worker and I attended an iPad conference yesterday. My co-worker called it “iPad School.” I like that term, so I adopted it.  There was so much information to soak up! My biggest take away was a greater understanding of all of the ways we can take the ipad to the next level, and use it to create, not just play games. My favorite part of the conference was at the end of the day, when after introducing us to all sorts of student oriented creating apps, the conference leader set us free to spend some time building our own presentation on the ipad. We were able to create our product, and then look at the products that our classmates had created."


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ANSWERED: The 5 Biggest Early Childhood Education Questions - Edudemic

ANSWERED: The 5 Biggest Early Childhood Education Questions - Edudemic | mLearning in early childhood education | Scoop.it

"You probably don’t need to be told that very young children today are quite adept at using technology – and perhaps more at ease with it than their parents are! While their elementary and secondary school counterparts are making moves towards BYOD and 1:1 classroom scenarios, what is happening with our youngest generation? This handy infographic takes a look at technology in the early childhood education classroom to see what’s happening there and attempts to answer the biggest early childhood questions. Keep reading to learn more."


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Not all appy children get best of educations

Not all appy children get best of educations | mLearning in early childhood education | Scoop.it

In the expanding world of early childhood education and technology, not all apps are created equal.

Several Australian studies into preschoolers and  tablet computers are under  way and have found the devices can be an effective learning tool if used  appropriately.

But the problem for parents is distinguishing between apps and overcoming  their own natural concerns about children and technology.

 


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ICT in Early Childhood Education

ICT in Early Childhood Education | mLearning in early childhood education | Scoop.it

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Tricia Neal's curator insight, January 13, 2013 5:21 PM

The blogging has come to and end now but it's still a very useful read.