Let's Talk About Apps: iPads in the Early Childhood Classroom, by Lindsay Huth and Holly Jin

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This slide deck accompanied Lindsay Huth and Holly Jin's presentation at Opening Minds 2014, a conference of the Chicago Metro Association for the Education of Young Children

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Let's Talk About Apps: iPads in the Early Childhood Classroom, by Lindsay Huth and Holly Jin

  1. 1.  
  2. 2. 1 5 1 - Haven’t used apps, and don’t really want to 2 - Thought about using apps, but not sure where to start 3 - Want to use apps, but haven’t gotten around to it 4 - Use apps on occasion 5 - Use apps on a regular basis
  3. 3.  Become familiar with current discourse about using apps with young children.  Learn resources for app selection.  Guided by NAEYC’s statement on Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Education Programs, learn how to evaluate apps for their educational value.  Become familiar with 10 recommended iPad apps that support ALSC’s five best practices for developing early literacy.
  4. 4. NAEYC/Fred Rogers Center and Chip Donahue  Intentional  Appropriate  Balanced  Integrated  Interactive  Co-engagement
  5. 5. Image from Skokie Public Library Image from remakelearning.org
  6. 6. Image from Wordpress.com
  7. 7.          Developmentally appropriate Children can use independently No in-app purchases, advertisements, or inappropriate content Ability to create, save, and share Opportunities for joint media engagement, co creation Encourages learning activities outside the device Support children’s learning and teacher goals Accommodates children of diverse abilities Accommodates dual language learners Amanda Armstrong, Erikson Institute
  8. 8. Image from www.shrockguide.net
  9. 9. Content Context Child
  10. 10. Image from Skokie Public Library
  11. 11. Talking Singing Reading Writing Playing
  12. 12. Image from Oxford University Press
  13. 13. Image from North American Montessori Center
  14. 14. Image from LittleeLit.com
  15. 15. Image from On The Banks of Squaw Creek
  16. 16. Image from Grace Church Preschool
  17. 17.  Demo from mediamacaroni.com
  18. 18.  Common Sense Media  Cybils  KinderTown  Little eLit  Parents Choice Awards  Smart Apps for Kids
  19. 19.  Strategies for using apps with young children  Evaluation  Resources and selection
  20. 20.  Children’s Technology Review. “Dust or Magic E-Book Retreat: Jeremy Brueck Reviews the Research.” Video. YouTube. May 2, 2013. Web.  Donohue, Chip. See papers and presentations at http://www.erikson.edu/about/directory/chip-donohue/  Erikson TEC Center: http://teccenter.erikson.edu/  Guerney, Lisa. Screen Time: How Electric Media – from Baby Videos to Educational Software – Affects Your Young Child. New York: Basic Books, 2012.  Puerling, Brian. Teaching in the Digital Age: Smart Tools for Age 3 to Grade 3. MN: Redleaf Press, 2012.
  21. 21. Lindsay Huth Early Learning Specialist Arlington Heights Memorial Library lhuth@ahml.info Holly Jin Preschool Outreach/Early Literacy Librarian Skokie Public Library hjin@skokielibrary.info

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