iPads in Kindergarten? Oh Yeah!
The Kindergarten Tool Box Goes Digital
We are pushing the boundaries of learning with inquiry-based projects, rubrics, cross-age partnerships, hands-on learning and TECHNOLOGY! We are teaching with crayons, play dough, puppets, and iPads too in kindergarten. This site is designed to share the many ways that iPads can be used a dynamic tool for 21st century learning and creative expression in primary grades.
Strategies for Kindergarten and Beyond
This student is presenting a shared reading of a digital story from 'Footsteps2Brilliance'.
Teachers can differentiate instruction using a range of apps and tablet friendly web 2.0 tools. But most importantly the iPad allows students to 'own their own learning', build upon and apply their knowledge and explore new questions based on their learning.
Kindergarten students are able to research, create, revise and produce their projects using apps, the camera, audio screencasts, photos, movies, maps and various multimedia formats. My kindergarten students already know that their iPads are portals to the greater world where they can find answers to their questions, use Skype to interview an expert, learn about different countries, and share with a greater community.