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Never Too Young

  1. 1. They Are Never Too Young To Learn Jennifer Wagner ICE 2009
  2. 2. Resources <ul><li>What Every Teacher Should Know About Technology -- Bernie Poole </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging, It's Elementary, My Dear Watson -- Lorrie Jackson </li></ul><ul><li>Tech- ing Wisely in the K-2 Classroom -- Tech Team Education World </li></ul><ul><li>Using Technology as a Learning Tool, Not Just the Cool New Thing – Ben McNeely </li></ul><ul><li>Math Instruction Can Be Enhanced by the Techie Teacher -- Marilyn Western </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy Technology in the Elementary Classroom -- Ira Socol </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting in the Elementary Classroom -- Wes Fryer (From EdTechTalk &quot;It's Elementary Webcast&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Using Technology to Enhance Literacy in Elementary School Children -- Dr. Alice Christie </li></ul><ul><li>It's Elementary!! Using Electronic Portfolios with Young Students -- Dr. J. Moritz & Dr. Alice Christie </li></ul><ul><li>Primary -- Lots of interactive downloads </li></ul>
  3. 3. Brent Coley <ul><li>Each day, a student in Brent’s </li></ul><ul><li>classroom is assigned to be the </li></ul><ul><li>Roving Reporter .  His or her job is to write short article </li></ul><ul><li>about what took place in class that day. ColeyCast is Room </li></ul><ul><li>34's very own podcast! Recorded by the students, each </li></ul><ul><li>broadcast highlights some of the exciting things we're </li></ul><ul><li>learning in our classroom. Mr. Coley has created specially </li></ul><ul><li>designed PowerPoint presentations that can serve as color </li></ul><ul><li>flash cards to help you review some of the concepts </li></ul><ul><li>studied in class. </li></ul>School: Tovashal Elementary Schools Grade: 5 Location: Murrieta, CA
  4. 4. Kathy Cassidy <ul><li>Kathy teaches a class of 6 year olds in Moose Jaw, Canada who are inviting the world into their classroom to help them learn. </li></ul><ul><li>  In her class they call fluency “reading smoothly”. She had her students each write about their reading & then recorded each of them reading a couple of pages and posted it online.  Kathy has also established blogging buddies, where pre-teachers in college read & comment on her student’s blogs.  This enables the students to receive feedback as well as help the soon-to-be teachers see ways of using blogging with their classrooms. </li></ul>School: WestMount School Grade: 1 Location: Moose Jaw, Canada
  5. 5. Maria Knee <ul><li>Each child has their own blog, off </li></ul><ul><li>Maria’s blog. They type entries every couple </li></ul><ul><li>of weeks. If they have a photo they take </li></ul><ul><li>of some work [they can post it] or do a project. </li></ul><ul><li>They type like they write—representing the sounds </li></ul><ul><li>they know with letters they know. The only </li></ul><ul><li>keyboarding worked on is encouraging them to </li></ul><ul><li>use two hands for the two sides of the keyboard. </li></ul>School: Deerfield Community School Grade: Kindergarten Location: Deerfield, NH
  6. 6. Kathy Shields <ul><li>Small Voices podcast: produced by Kathy Shields, as a kindergarten teacher and now as a 3 rd grade teacher, </li></ul><ul><li>she experimented with podcasting, a </li></ul><ul><li>Promethean interactive whiteboard, student blog posting, & purchased 10 OLPC’s for her classroom & overseas. </li></ul>School: Creek View Elementary Grade: K & 3 Location: Alpharetta, GA
  7. 7. Carol Broos <ul><li>The fourth graders start </li></ul><ul><li>on Sound Studio and the </li></ul><ul><li>keyboard to record their stories. They </li></ul><ul><li>compose music and produce projects that </li></ul><ul><li>involve multi-media. Students comment on </li></ul><ul><li>each other’s compositions and share files </li></ul><ul><li>within the school. Sunset Ridge just started a district-wide </li></ul><ul><li>podcast website where students and </li></ul><ul><li>teachers can post podcasts on the web. </li></ul>School: Sunset Ridge School District #29 Grade: 4-8 Location: Northfield, Illinois
  8. 8. Allanah King School: Appleby School Grade: Primary School Location: New Zealand Working primarily with 9 – 10 year olds, Allanah King encourages her students to blog, podcast, skype, and create wikis. Allanah tests out each tool herself first to become acquainted with possibilities. The school blog also serves as a portal for parent communication. Video:
  9. 9. YOU <ul><li>Please share the ways you </li></ul><ul><li>are taking advantage of new </li></ul><ul><li>opportunities within your classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Please don’t boast about the tool – boast </li></ul><ul><li>about the learning.  </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Name, School, Grade </li></ul>
  10. 10. They Are Never Too Young To Learn Jennifer Wagner ICE 2009 [email_address]
  11. 11. <ul><li>Links Mentioned in this session </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Links: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Links Mentioned in this session </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Links: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http:// =51141 </li></ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  13. 13. Photo Credits Slide 1: Image Purchased through iStockPhoto File #: 5883640 Adam Borkowski Slide 10: Image Purchased through iStockPhoto File #: 4039112 Kzenon