As many of our schools become a "Bring Your Own Device" campus, we are looking forward to sharing what you are doing in the classroom and how you are integrating devices. Here is an excellent article on how a school district, Forsyth County Schools in Georgia, implemented their "Bring Your Own Technology" program. I have also including the link to a video they created to highlight the various ways students are using their devices at multiple grade levels.
Please feel free to comment on this post on how you are utilizing student devices in your classrooms.
Twenty-four sets of ABA flash cards by Kindergarten.com are available for free through April 30, 2010. After that time they will go back to regular price of .99 each.
To download these apps, head to iTunes App store and search by Kindergarten.com. Choose See All and it will display all 24 apps. You can then download one at a time. Thanks to Kindergarten.com for making these awesome tools available for free during April in honor of Autism Awareness Month.
This is an excellent blog if you are looking for ways to stay current with thoughts/events related to technology. Simply click on the left side of the navigation bar- "Commit Me" and you can sign up for a weekly e-mail to be sent brief highlights of all the blog posts.
There you will click eMedia. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the TumbleBooks link. In the Story Book section, readers can sit back and listen or read along at their own speed to entertaining and amusing picture books. The Read-Along books combine adjustable text and color with complete narration and sentence by sentence highlighting. The Puzzles and Games section has interactive activities to accompany the books.
Click here for a great website for creating a FREE book. You can print it or share with a web link. This would be a great activity to use with students on the interactive whiteboard as they can drag "characters" onto the scenes and type their dialogue.
Check out how these students in Mrs. Palumbo's room at Crestwood are using flipcharts. As a center, they create words using the "Sight Word Soup" flipchart by dragging the letters out of the soup bowl. Click here to download this fun activity.