Kindergarteners have been practicing their letters and numbers, and learning each others' names! They have been using multiple apps to do this work, including Draw & Tell HD, Pic Collage Kids, and See Saw Learning Journal. Students used Draw & Tell HD to practice writing a letter and then find a "sticker" of an animal or item that begins with that letter. Some of them even added a voice-over recording and movement (e.g., the Bb bumblebee video above). They also used this app in math centers to create their own representations of differing amounts. Students had a little baggie with number cards (with numerals and 10-square dots for 1-10). They pulled a card from the deck, and then showed how they could represent that number using a numeral and different items. They used the Draw & Tell recording feature to trace over their numerals and count their items.
Finally, students in one kindergarten class also practiced reading through creating their own name-pages using Pic Collage Kids (see example above -- face hidden for student privacy). Each student took a selfie, added it to a collage page, added stickers, and saved it to their camera roll. They then shared it with Ms. Moore who assembled them into a Book Creator book and saved as an Epub. With Apple Classroom, we could push the classroom name book to each student iPad. We are learning to read and compose with letters and numbers (and color, and image, and design), one step at a time!
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Holly Moore, Educational Technologist, shares student learning here, in our Cardinal Community Blog.