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 →

Collaborative Slides in Small Groups

Students of all ages need opportunities to work collaboratively with their peers.  Through collaboration kids learn how to think, share, and work together.  Collaboration comes naturally to some children, especially during play.  Collaboration through the use of technology is also possible for little kids.  It starts off basic with the Continue Reading →

Alice Keeler’s Vocab Template – Modify it for Littles

Alice Keeler designed an awesome Google Slides vocab template for a math scavenger hunt.  In her version, students can use their mobile devices to take pictures of visuals that associate with math vocab terms and can demonstrate their understanding of terms through descriptions.  I strongly suggest you read her blog post: “Math Continue Reading →

Sorting Shapes in Google Slides

Classification is a DOK (depth of knowledge) level two skill.  My transitional kindergartners had multiple opportunities to practice sorting with different concepts: animals that fly vs. animals that stay in the water, letters vs. words, etc.  Through collaborating with Alice Keeler, EdTech Specialist who promotes critical thinking in all learning tasks, we came 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 →