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February 25, 2013 Elementary School, Featured Carousel, iPad 32 Comments

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The picture above makes me smile… I see a group of Kindergarteners thinking, wondering, discussing, testing things out, collaborating, being proud of their independence as they are working with iPads.

It was the first time, we “let go” with the iPads. Previously, we had iPad Centers, working with 3-4 students at a time or we took two buddies out of the class to record each other in a separate room.

This time, we decided students were ready (I was not so sure, if I was ready) to give each 5/6 year old their own iPad in hand. My eyes were constantly darting across the room, trying to foresee any potential disasters or accidents about to happen in regards to the physical well being of the devices (I am happy to report that there was not one incident!)

Mrs.Y.’s , the Kindergarten teacher, goal was to work on NOUNS. Building on the iPad skills they had developed in the previous weeks. We modeled for the entire group how to:

  • find “nouns” in the classroom
  • frame a picture so several nouns would be captured
  • open up Skitch app
  • using arrows to point to the nouns
  • use type or handwrite the name of the object
  • email their picture to their teacher to be included in their blogfolio

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Some students tentatively starting with one noun and then worked their way up to more than one in a second (or third, or fourth) image. They became more creative as they were wandering around the classroom to take  “just the right” image. Mrs. Y. projected her email program to the board and as a class they went through each screenshot that had been taken and mailed.

You could really see the pride these students were displaying in their work.

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  3. Tanya says:

    Of course they would be fine! My 3 year old knows how to navigate my kindle pretty easily. Kids are usually really smart. :)

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    • Jaclynn says:

      What wonderful learning you are putting back in the kindergarteners’ hands! I am trying to embed more technology into our science learning and is designing a lesson around Skitch on the iPads as well. How exciting to see that you have tried this with success!

      The lesson would be to take a picture of the seedling that the kindergartener is observing and labeling the parts of the plant. Were there any glitches in the kids writing/typing the labels to match their arrows? Or when they emailed the pictures to you?

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  23. amalinosky says:

    I have to admit, I was alarmed when I saw the first photo. I thought, “oh no, little kids with their heads buried in screens just like my teenage students!”

    Then I read on and realized that this was an appropriate and engaging activity for them. I especially love that they must move around to hunt for their nouns.

    Still the art teacher and mom (of a kindergartner) in me feels like the same activity could be done with crayons and paper (for a lot cheaper and with more individual expression). While they wouldn’t experience the emailing and blogfolio bit, there is something about the immediacy of my daughter’s paper portfolio binder. We don’t have to log-in to access it, and often her work has been on display in the classroom (no fleeting projector required).

    As a teacher, I love the idea of less paper, but I do wonder if emailing work or posting it “into the void” carries the same pride as handing it in personally or seeing it on display.

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