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  • • The rest of this presentation will highlight some teacher-made templates covering the 4 major curriculum areas of Reading/Writing, Math, Science and Social Studies. Many of the activities use authentic literature as a springboard.
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    • 1. “ Kid-Inspired” Technology Activities Across the Curriculum Florida Kindergarten Council Convention October 1, 2005 Anna Baralt Instructional Technologist Shorecrest Preparatory School St. Petersburg, Florida “ I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” -- Thomas Watson Chairman of IBM, 1943 “ There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” -- Ken Olsen Founder Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977
    • 2. What do you see in classrooms that successfully integrate technology?
      • Students are engaged in learning.
      • Learning objectives are reinforced.
      • Opportunities for discovery, creativity,
      • and collaboration are provided.
      Leadership & Technology at Independent Schools Publication of NAIS (2002) Jamie Britto, Tim Fish, Albert Throckmorton
    • 3. OUR KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM GOALS
      • The students use computers everyday.
      • Computers are fully integrated into the curriculum.
      • The students see the usefulness of computers in their everyday lives.
    • 4. Timeline of Activities in Kindergarten
      • AUGUST: Use of Living Books and early learning software favorites such as Millie’s Math House, Bailey’s Book House, and Sammy’s Science House.
      • SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER: Early Learning Toolkit for basic drawing and dictation/writing with sequential introduction of individual tools
      • OCTOBER/NOVEMBER/DECEMBER: Introduction to Kidspiration, using teacher made templates
      • REST OF THE YEAR continues to build on the above programs. Expectations increase each month.
    • 5. Early Learning Toolkit
    • 6. Kidspiration
        • Categorize and group
        • Develop emerging literacy skills
        • Build comprehension skills
        • Express and organize thoughts
      With Kidspiration, students combine pictures, text and spoken words to represent thoughts and information. Students can:
    • 7. Or open teacher-made templates. Choose from ready-made activity templates. Choose to work with pictures or writing mode.
    • 8. Picture Mode Picture Library Listening tool Make Own Symbol Writing Mode
    • 9. Writing Mode Back to picture view
    • 10. Teacher-Made Templates Reading and Writing
    • 11. Letter Sounds: Children drag pictures to circles.
    • 12. Search through the picture library to find pictures that start with the letter S.
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    • 14. Review various letter sounds at once.
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    • 17. Modify templates to meet individual needs. Challenge more advanced students to use their spelling to label the pictures.
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    • 19. Rhyming Pairs:
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    • 26. Practice copying color words from word wall. Colored circles give clues.
    • 27. More involved projects like this one might take two days.
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    • 29. Encourage students to spell names of their symbols.
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    • 31. Many of these templates can be used as assessment tools.
    • 32. Alphabet Sequencing
    • 33. Challenge: Remove the word labels from below the pictures. Have each child type the beginning sound below the picture. Then sort the pictures in alphabetical order.
    • 34. Create custom picture libraries to fit any story.
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    • 36. The Mixed-Up Chameleon
    • 37. Jacket I Wear in the Snow
    • 38. Teacher-Made Templates Math
    • 39. Sorting - Color
    • 40. SHAPE
    • 41. S I Z E
    • 42. VENN DIAGRAMS
    • 43. VENN DIAGRAMS
    • 44. Counting
    • 45. Counting to 10
    • 46. L I N E A R P A T T E R N S
    • 47. USE THEME SPECIFIC LIBRARIES
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    • 49. MONTHS OF THE YEAR
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    • 52. Teacher-Made Templates Science
    • 53. Five Senses This template can be made for each of the five senses.
    • 54. Animals
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    • 56. Mammals vs. Birds
    • 57. Sort by any animal characteristic. Other examples include how animals move, skin coverings, color, etc.
    • 58. This is a great template to complete after individual research has been done about an animal.
    • 59. Nutrition
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    • 62. Weather / Seasons
    • 63. This is good to use during morning calendar.
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    • 66. Teacher-Made Templates Social Studies
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