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Using Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom

  1. Using Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom Presented by: Michelle Saville michellesaville
  2. Technology Uses In my kindergarten classroom, I use technology to….. • Make adaptations for my students • Make classroom instructional resources • Make activities more engaging • Build background knowledge for my students and provide meaningful learning opportunities • Gain professional knowledge/resources from teachers across the country
  3. Why you may need to make adaptations: You may have students who have….. • Language delays • Cognitive and/or processing delays • Fine-Motor challenges • Behavior difficulties • Trouble adjusting to the routines of a classroom • Difficulty with changes and/or transitions
  4. Making Adaptations Using Technology Boardmaker iPad Apps Devloped by: Mayer-Johnson
  5. Why use Boardmaker? Boardmaker is a collection of standardized picture symbols used for communication with students who are strong visual learners. The primary purpose of using the visual tools is to enhance student understanding by using the visual supports to enhance the understanding of verbal information and written text.
  6. Boardmaker can help you to make: • Schedule cards • Vocabulary cards • Direction prompts • Behavior prompts • Storyboards • Social stories • Task directions • Individual, interactive materials • Specific learning materials
  7. Daily Schedule Cards
  8. Vocabulary Cards Direction prompts
  9. Behavior Prompts
  10. Direction Prompts
  11. Storyboards
  12. Song Boards
  13. Social Stories
  14. Individual, Interactive Materials (Learning Books)
  15. Learning Materials
  16. How to use the Boardmaker Program Online resource:
  17. Building Background Knowledge • Safari Montage video clips • Scholastic Let’s Find Out video clips and interactive issues • Webcasts and podcasts Barnes and Noble Story Time Interactive webcasts of field trips
  18. Interactive Learning • Powerpoint I use the program to create interactive dictated class books based on field trips. • Starfall • ConnectED website and/or TeacherWorks CD • Scholastic Website storybooks-phonics-fun-early-readers
  19. Professional Resources • Pinterest Common Core Math Resources subtraction-activities.html • Blogs
  20. Why use iPad Apps? IPad apps can increase student engagement through interactive practice of basic skills. This strategy can be especially useful for students who have limited expressive language skills and students with delayed motor skills that inhibit the ability to communicate in a traditional written format.
  21. IPad apps can help students practice: • Vocabulary skills • Letter identification skills • Sound identification skills • Comprehension skills • Increase language skills • Develop motor skills
  22. Kindergarten iPad Apps pocketphonics SeeTouchLearn My Name
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