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Integrating technology into an early childhood curriculum
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The Smart Way to Use iPads in the Classroom

The Smart Way to Use iPads in the Classroom | Technology in Early Years Education | Scoop.it
Touch-screen tablets for young students have become all the rage. Some districts are even buying iPads for every kindergartner, a move sparking both celebration and consternation.
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Teacher Experience and Expectations for the 1:1 Elementary Classroom

Teacher Experience and Expectations for the 1:1 Elementary Classroom | Technology in Early Years Education | Scoop.it
In my last two posts, I detailed the iPad initiatives at Burlington High School.
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Pearltree: ICT in Early Childhood

Pearltree: ICT in Early Childhood | Technology in Early Years Education | Scoop.it
Pearltrees lets you have all your interests at hand all the time...

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5 year Olds Draft a Skype Responsible Use Policy. | KP

5 year Olds Draft a Skype Responsible Use Policy. | KP | Technology in Early Years Education | Scoop.it
Today I talked to the children about a responsible use policy for our  Skype sessions. The children thought about how they will use Skype.
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Turning Students Into Teachers - iPads in Education

Turning Students Into Teachers - iPads in Education | Technology in Early Years Education | Scoop.it

There are many alternatives for creating tutorials on the iPad. Most of the discussion around these apps has focused on how teachers can use them to create tutorials for students. Let's examine how three powerful and easy to use apps can be used by students to create tutorials.


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IDEO’s Ten Tips For Creating a 21st–Century Classroom Experience | Metropolis Magazine

IDEO’s Ten Tips For Creating a 21st–Century Classroom Experience | Metropolis Magazine | Technology in Early Years Education | Scoop.it

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Kindergarten Math on the iPad…Many Questions… | Langwitches Blog

Kindergarten Math on the iPad…Many Questions… | Langwitches Blog | Technology in Early Years Education | Scoop.it
It all started with a weekly reflection our teachers leave on our school’s closed Professional Development Ning. Mrs.
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When Toddlers Zone Out With an iPad

When Toddlers Zone Out With an iPad | Technology in Early Years Education | Scoop.it
Touchscreen devices like iPads are much loved by little tykes. But parents worry about how it may effect their development. Is it better or worse than television?
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What do mermaids listen to? | Clair Weston

What do mermaids listen to? | Clair Weston | Technology in Early Years Education | Scoop.it

What do mermaids listen to?  Using iPads as one of a hundred langauges in an early childhood setting.

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Guidelines for Using Technology in Education

Guidelines for Using Technology in Education | Technology in Early Years Education | Scoop.it
In their recent statement on technology in early childhood, The NAEYC and Fred Rogers Center provide general guidance to educators on developmentally appropriate practices with technology and ...
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Screen Time: The Dilemma

Screen Time: The Dilemma | Technology in Early Years Education | Scoop.it
Let me start by saying that if you teach young children and you don’t have a sand table, art easel, blocks center and dramatic play you don’t have a dilemma, you have a real problem. St...
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Using Instagram to Encourage Writing in Kindergarten

Using Instagram to Encourage Writing in Kindergarten | Technology in Early Years Education | Scoop.it
I have recently created a class Instagram account. Since every student has their own iPad with the Instagram app installed I signed them all into the same account.
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gail warnings ideas, thoughts, resources...from Gail...

gail warnings ideas, thoughts, resources...from Gail... | Technology in Early Years Education | Scoop.it

Some things just ought to make us think…

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Come PLAY with Us! – QR Code Free Tech Game for Kids! | The Preschool Toolbox Blog

Come PLAY with Us! – QR Code Free Tech Game for Kids! | The Preschool Toolbox Blog | Technology in Early Years Education | Scoop.it

@pschooltoolbox Come PLAY with Us! – #QRCode Free Tech Game for #Kids!


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Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: 7 Ways to Collect Student Work in an #iPad Classroom (Updated 09/15/2012)

Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: 7 Ways to Collect Student Work in an #iPad Classroom (Updated 09/15/2012) | Technology in Early Years Education | Scoop.it

7 Ways to Collect Student Work in an #iPad Classroom 

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Twitter in the classroom…

Twitter in the classroom… | Technology in Early Years Education | Scoop.it
A group of Jina’s Year 4 students sit on the floor and I show them Twitter. She is fairly new to Twitter herself, so I love that she has set up a class account and is keen to get them started...
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Bloomin' Apps

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Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy: The interlocking of cognitive processes

This great new diagram show the interlocking gears of cognitive thought and every cog-word links directly to an iPad app that supports it! AWESOME - bookmark this!


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Tips on Encouraging Kids to Read in the Digital Age – Guest Post by Michel Kripalani | The Digital Media Diet

Tips on Encouraging Kids to Read in the Digital Age – Guest Post by Michel Kripalani | The Digital Media Diet | Technology in Early Years Education | Scoop.it

Dr. Seuss was right. Reading opens up our minds to new experiences and knowledge. For children, it can be a magical time. Today’s story telling has taken on a new dimension with the introduction of books on digital devices. Kids can now interact with stories, touching the screen and exploring the different features a particular book app has to offer.

 

If you have a reluctant reader, encouraging them to read can be a bit of a challenge. So can finding the right level of interactivity in children’s book apps so that it doesn’t distract from the reading experience. Parents, myself included, want to have their child immersed in the story for the right reasons.

 

There are added benefits to reading on a digital device. Interactivity, when used the right way, can be helpful for a number of kids, from beginning and reluctant readers to English language learners. For instance, if a child is stuck on a word, they can tap the screen and have the word repeated until they are able to pronounce it.

 

So how do we encourage kids to read in the digital age? Creating good literacy habits starts young and to ensure that children have a wonderful reading experience, here are 10 helpful tips on keeping reading fun and educational in the digital medium ...


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Kindergarten Students in Indonesia and Japan Leverage Technology to Collaboratively Write Story

Kindergarten Students in Indonesia and Japan Leverage Technology to Collaboratively Write Story | Technology in Early Years Education | Scoop.it
This past fall my class and I participated in a Progressive Story. The basic idea behind project was that 4 classes would collaborate virtually to create a story. The project creators chose a wiki for the shared writing space.
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Integrating Technology | | Tasha Cowdy

Integrating Technology | | Tasha Cowdy | Technology in Early Years Education | Scoop.it

The use of technology in the classroom reflects the increasing use of technology in our every-day lives. Technology is incorporated into all areas of the curriculum as a tool to support teaching and learning. 

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