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 →

Getting to Know Our Buddies Template

Building relationships and making connections with other peers is important for students of all ages! My kindergartners recently buddied up Meghan Curry’s fifth grade kids. The Littles and Bigs used a Google Slides presentation to record their first interactions and capture their first memories of being buddies. Getting to Know Our Buddies 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 →