In the 21st century, teachers have more opportunities than ever before to transform their teaching through technology integration. The time-tested, research-proven, reading instructional approach of balanced literacy can provide the perfect context. Dr. Brandee Ramirez, Educational Coach for Tustin Unified School District, explored the ways that technology can support, enhance, extend, and even transform traditional balanced literacy teaching practices in the pre-kindergarten through third grade classroom.
Learn how to use technology to engage young students as they learn the skills required to be successful readers. In this webinar, Sarah Rich demonstrated how you can help your students master the foundational skills needed to prepare them for reading.
With the new Common Core State Standards, many educators have questions about how to provide math activities for students who are performing below grade level while simultaneously addressing the Common Core State Standards. In this webinar, the presenters shared engaging math games for the iPad and physical math activities that can be used for instruction and student learning in inclusive PreK, Kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms. These activities are designed so that students can work independently and at their own pace including children with mathematics difficulties.
With so many apps and digital tools marketed to young children, it’s hard to know what kind of experiences children are having when engaging with them. Not all apps are created equal, and this webinar explored the issue by examining the different affordances of digital playgrounds (and playpens).
Before you turn your conventional classrooms upside down, consider how the very different needs of your youngest learners should shape blended learning implementations for PreK-Grade 3. This webinar took a closer look at which blended learning elements and concepts are likely to fly or flop with your early learners.
Much is made of “screen time” and “device overload” regarding our children. New technologies have spurred a burst of development for young children, leaving teachers and parents wondering how much is too much. They have also heard a burst of outrageous and ill-informed claims calling for a “ban of devices for children.”
What are the most wonderful play and learning experiences young children can have using mobile devices, and why are they so powerful? This webinar was about how to use apps with early learning students to create fun and exciting learning experiences.
If you are an early childhood educator, you’ve probably been faced with challenging decisions about whether to include technology in your program. Your colleagues and parents may have preconceived ideas about technology in early learning settings. You may wonder how technology can fit in a child-centered approach. Come along with us to learn more about the top questions early educators have about technology, and pick apart the issues.
You’ve heard of the flipped classroom. You’re an expert at using stations in your classroom. Now it’s time to give those stations a flip. Learn how you can quickly create flipped stations for your classroom! This webinar teaches educators the basics of flipping their classroom stations. The webinar was presented by three awesome specialists and educators, including two classroom teachers who are applying the theory and succeeding in flipping early learning instruction in the classroom
Presenter Mark Schlichting, a veteran children’s designer and creator of Broderbund’s Living Books series, shared his insights and experiences from 25 years of experience creating award winning educational interactive content for children.
Are you looking for a new project for your Early Childhood class? Have you checked out the various Blogs, Lanky parties, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.? This webinar presented by Christi Gonzalez focused on a variety of educational applications and websites that educators can use on their lessons.
In this webinar, presenter Chip Donohue identified common concerns about young children and technology. He highlighted the benefits when educators select, use and integrate technology in ways that support healthy development and early learning.