Category Archives: Elementary School

Connected From The Start: Global Learning in Primary Grades

Kathy Cassidy was so kind to extend a copy of her new book Connect from the Start: Global Learning in Primary Grades to me. Globally connected learning is a passion…

Making the Connection: Pioneers of the “New World” and “Digital World”

Fifth grade students are getting ready to read the book “Jamestown” by Gail Garwoski. A stirring story of survival set against the backdrop of the founding of the first permanent…

Kindergarteners Gaining Independence, Pride & Increased Comfort Level with the iPad

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….

How Does iPad Workflow Fluency Look Like in Kindergarten

Recently, I tried to explain to a teacher from another school how we are trying to use iPads BEYOND apps. We have over 100 apps on our school iPads and…

Visualizing Stories

I recently found a video of 1st graders using the iPad to visualize a poem that their teacher read to them. After students drew what they imagined, they got into…