Storyboard That with a Focus on Sequence Writing

Storyboard That has been the PERFECT creating tool to support the type of writing my kindergartners are currently focusing on. Basically, the web tool allows kids to click and drag scenes, characters, props, and more onto a storyboard. The kids can customize their characters to resemble themselves or however they’d like! Continue Reading →

Oompa-Loompa Breakout EDU

In January, I started reading a chapter a day from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to my class. While I read, the kids would draw mental images of each chapter and then share with their classmates. Upon finishing the book, the kids watched Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Those kiddos really enjoyed Continue Reading →

Introducing Chromebooks to Littles

Teachers know the first day of school is about making those initial connections with students and explaining classroom procedures, routines, and expectations.  An introduction to technology should be included in those beginning-of-the-school-year elements.  I was sure to include a brace map of the primary device my students would be using this Continue Reading →

Number Sense in Google Slides

A skill that my transitional kindergartners practiced frequently was counting objects and corresponding them with numerals.  TK’s first task in Google Slides was inserting shapes onto slides to represent numbers. Click here for the Numbers 1-10 template The template includes numbers 1-10.  You will find that the numbers are “fixed” onto Continue Reading →

Graphing in Google Sheets

Little kids CAN use spreadsheets.  My transitional kindergarten students blew my mind when they made bar graphs to represent the totals of their counting bears in Google Sheets. Alice Keeler, THE spreadsheet queen and EdTech specialist, and I brainstormed about ways littles could use spreadsheets.  Alice formatted a spreadsheet template that was appropriate for my students to use.  Her Continue Reading →