Wednesday, March 10, 2010

iPod Touches in our Pre-K Classroom

We have a very tech savvy pre-k teacher, Amanda Stiles, who is implementing iPod touches in her classroom this year. I am amazed by what these kids can do and can't wait to see how it affects their Kindergarten year. Her progress with these has encouraged the IT department to consider putting them in the hands of more students at our school. I truly hope that we can.
This is a Quicktime video.
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10 comments:

  1. Wow, we need your pre-k kids to demonstrate at TETC this year. We had first graders from Greeneville City last year! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I'm sure they would love that:) TETC is my favorite conference. I look forward to it every year!

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  3. Love it! My 5 year old loves the Touch. I'd love his kindergarten next year to have them. Could you post a list of apps that your tech savvy teacher is using? I think I've already got the spelling app you are working with but would love to have ed. approved apps. Thanks!

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  4. would you mind if we added that video in a piece we're sending President Obama? http://monkblogs.blogspot.com/2010/02/one-voice.html

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  5. Monika, I will certainly see if I can get permission from the parent. Love your project. Also, the teacher is working on getting a list of apps that she uses for me. She said that she has about 30. Blog post coming soon!

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  6. I'm looking forward to finding out more about your project. I am implementing them in a 3rd grade classroom.

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  7. The power of video! It will be interesting to see the literacy knowledge/ starting points that these students will exhibit in K. Please keep us updated.

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  8. Where can I find apps for kindergarten/early childhood?
    Thanks, we plan to purchase 20 iPod Touches for piloting in our preK-6 school but I could use help finding the right apps for the little guys.

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  9. Gail, That's great news! Congrats on the pilot program! We have used a lot of trial and error with apps. iTunes has a kids section with apps and I usually read the reviews before downloading. Some of the free ones are good, but have adds. Here are some other resources I've found:

    Jonathan shared some good links on one of my previous posts: http://k5technology.blogspot.com/2010/03/apps-for-early-elementary.html#comments

    iPods in the classroom wiki: http://ipodclassroom.wikispaces.com/

    And you'll LOVE this list: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=t-4kMuXdRwOii1ENhNHz0SQ&output=html It's fantastic!

    Good luck!

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  10. Wow! That's impressive. I wish that this pre-kindergartener could teach me a thing or two about using the iPod Touch.

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