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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. 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. 2. What do you see in classrooms that successfully integrate technology? <ul><li>Students are engaged in learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning objectives are reinforced. </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for discovery, creativity, </li></ul><ul><li>and collaboration are provided. </li></ul>Leadership & Technology at Independent Schools Publication of NAIS (2002) Jamie Britto, Tim Fish, Albert Throckmorton
    3. 3. OUR KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM GOALS <ul><li>The students use computers everyday. </li></ul><ul><li>Computers are fully integrated into the curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>The students see the usefulness of computers in their everyday lives. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Timeline of Activities in Kindergarten <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER: Early Learning Toolkit for basic drawing and dictation/writing with sequential introduction of individual tools </li></ul><ul><li>OCTOBER/NOVEMBER/DECEMBER: Introduction to Kidspiration, using teacher made templates </li></ul><ul><li>REST OF THE YEAR continues to build on the above programs. Expectations increase each month. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Early Learning Toolkit
    6. 6. Kidspiration <ul><ul><li>Categorize and group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop emerging literacy skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build comprehension skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Express and organize thoughts </li></ul></ul>With Kidspiration, students combine pictures, text and spoken words to represent thoughts and information. Students can:
    7. 7. Or open teacher-made templates. Choose from ready-made activity templates. Choose to work with pictures or writing mode.
    8. 8. Picture Mode Picture Library Listening tool Make Own Symbol Writing Mode
    9. 9. Writing Mode Back to picture view
    10. 10. Teacher-Made Templates Reading and Writing
    11. 11. Letter Sounds: Children drag pictures to circles.
    12. 12. Search through the picture library to find pictures that start with the letter S.
    13. 14. Review various letter sounds at once.
    14. 17. Modify templates to meet individual needs. Challenge more advanced students to use their spelling to label the pictures.
    15. 19. Rhyming Pairs:
    16. 26. Practice copying color words from word wall. Colored circles give clues.
    17. 27. More involved projects like this one might take two days.
    18. 29. Encourage students to spell names of their symbols.
    19. 31. Many of these templates can be used as assessment tools.
    20. 32. Alphabet Sequencing
    21. 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.
    22. 34. Create custom picture libraries to fit any story.
    23. 36. The Mixed-Up Chameleon
    24. 37. Jacket I Wear in the Snow
    25. 38. Teacher-Made Templates Math
    26. 39. Sorting - Color
    27. 40. SHAPE
    28. 41. S I Z E
    29. 42. VENN DIAGRAMS
    30. 43. VENN DIAGRAMS
    31. 44. Counting
    32. 45. Counting to 10
    33. 46. L I N E A R P A T T E R N S
    35. 49. MONTHS OF THE YEAR
    36. 52. Teacher-Made Templates Science
    37. 53. Five Senses This template can be made for each of the five senses.
    38. 54. Animals
    39. 56. Mammals vs. Birds
    40. 57. Sort by any animal characteristic. Other examples include how animals move, skin coverings, color, etc.
    41. 58. This is a great template to complete after individual research has been done about an animal.
    42. 59. Nutrition
    43. 62. Weather / Seasons
    44. 63. This is good to use during morning calendar.
    45. 66. Teacher-Made Templates Social Studies