Benefits of Using PowerPoint in the Kindergarten classroom <ul><li>Let’s face it, in today’s society computers are here to stay. I believe exposing children at a young age to computers, and instilling in them that computers are a great learning tool, and not just something to play on can have a positive and life-long effect. </li></ul><ul><li>Of course, it’s still important to monitor how often and for how long children are on the computer. Just as it’s advised to monitor how long they play their video games and which one’s they are playing. </li></ul>
Benefits continued… <ul><li>One way to introduce children to the positive aspects of computers and learning is in the classroom. For example, in Kindergarten children are introduced to the basic fundamentals of math. </li></ul><ul><li>By putting those teaching tools into a PowerPoint presentation you can make the learning more fun, exciting, and interactive. </li></ul><ul><li>It also promotes a feeling of acceptance and camaraderie among the students because they are doing the activity together in a group setting. </li></ul>
More Benefits… <ul><li>It can also help children who may not understand the material, and are too afraid to ask for help. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep in mind that using PowerPoint for math in higher grades may not be as beneficial. Especially if the students are doing formulas. This would be an instance where students seeing all the steps written out would probably be more beneficial. </li></ul><ul><li>However, what you could do is do a slide with the beginning formula and a slide with the final step and have the students complete the steps in between. </li></ul>
Learning math is progressive In the slide that follows you would ask the students to say the number that is missing.
Learning 5-group <ul><li>This concept is teaching students to see numbers 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 as having a 5 and some more. This visual pattern helps students add and subtract and understand numbers. It also helps students with the concept of (greater) numbers. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s also helpful while doing this exercise for the students to use objects to form their 5-group and (more). Such as pennies or pieces of candy. </li></ul>
A group of 5 is already in place and students add more circles to get to the above number. This also helps students to count in their head from 5 instead of 1. 6 7 8 9 10