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Early ears Remote Learning COVID-19

A space for Early Childhood Teachers to share inspiring ideas for remote learning with families. Ideas and suggestions in this group should only be relevent to remote learning.

Tap, Click, Read

Tap, Click, Read | by Lisa Guernsey and Michael H. Levine

Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens is the acclaimed and eas-to-read book from Jossey-Bass by Lisa Guernse and Michael Levine.

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Early Learning Network | ISTE Connect

The Early Learning Network is an advocate for developmentally appropriate technology use in early learning settings. The Early Learning Network promotes and facilitates the advancement of meaningful technology integration in teaching and learning experiences for young children. The Early Learning Network connects the early learning community with one another to explore and implement developmentally appropriate, high-quality, balanced and relevant use of technologies with young children in all early learning and educational settings (birth to age eight).

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Blended, Flipped, and Remote Learning: What’s the Difference? | TechNotes Blog

There are many was to describe the was teachers use technology to deliver instruction. Let’s make sure we know what is meant with each of the terms.

Bitmoji Classrooms

The Latest Educational Tool: Bitmoji Classrooms | TechNotes Blog

Join other educators in learning how to create a Bitmoji of yourself and a virtual space for learning in this fun, two-part webinar series.

Wakelet

Lessons Learned: Children and Families as Creators and Storytellers: new Digital Directions for Learning at Home
 

This wakelet website has several resources for implementing technology tools in early childhood classrooms. It is sponsored by the Tech for Young Children community at the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

This was a presentation on NAEYC's 2020 virtual conference. I highly recommend that you listen to the recording of the training. It will inspire you to try technology in your PK and K classroom.


NAEYC Technology and Young Children Interest Forum Webinar

May 18, 2020 follow up webinar to March 30th

Lessons Learned: Children and Families as Creators and Storytellers: new Digital Directions for Learning at Home

 

Thank you to the many NAEYC members who joined us live or registered for the event.

 

Visit the Group’s Wakelet : Children and Families as Digital Creators and Storytellers

…for the Recording and other Resources:

https://wke.lt/w/s/7ELzSR

 

Webinar link (without chat):

https://youtu.be/qUa0PG3Y2Rg

Resources and Chat link (GOOGLE doc):

https://bit.ly/TYCStoryTellResources

In this webinar, presenters shared anecdotes from their experiences working with children and families creating and sharing stories using technology, and discuss how this might happen at home.

 

*Noelle Chung, Title I Pre-K teacher, Knollwood Elementary, Salisbury, NC

*Katie Gardner, Kindergarten ESL teacher, Knollwood Elementary, Salisbury, NC

*Kelsey MacLeod, Kindergarten teacher, Whispering Oak Elementary, Winter Garden, FL

*Juana Rodriguez-Vazquez, Migrant Education Regional Coordinator, Mano en Mano, Milbridge, ME

This second webinar was offered by the NAEYC Technology & Young Children Interest Forum this spring as part of an NAEYC mini-grant project.

Write Reader

WriteReader – Learn to read and write by creating books

WriteReader is a scientifically based learning platform that teaches children in kindergarten, primary school and at home to read by writing their own digital books.

WriteReader.com allows children to talk and have their words appear on the page. So they can be the author.

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Buncee

Buncee is a creation and presentation tool for students and educators to create interactive classroom content, allowing learners of all ages to visualize concepts and communicate creatively. It is a fun way to make scavenger hunts, or "I spy" hunts boards.

This document has over 2 dozen links and resources to implement technology in your classroom. The resources can be used to teach your prekindergarten and kindergarten children to create digital storytelling, teacher tools to use with seesaw, writing prompts and improve children's oral language skills. Many of these resources can be used in your classroom and then translated into a home learning experience.

Tour Builder

Tour Builder – Put your story on the map.

What is Tour Builder?
Tour Builder is a new way to show people the places you've visited and the experiences you had along the way using Google Earth. It lets you pick the locations right on the map, add in photos, text, and video, and then share your creation.
What inspired the creation of Tour Builder?
We originally created Tour Builder to give veterans a way to record all the places that military service has taken them, and preserve their stories and memories as a legacy for their families. But we also thought it could be a useful tool for anyone with a story to tell, so we made it available to everyone

Seesaw

Seesaw for Schools

Seesaw: The Learning Journal
provides opportunities for students -- and teachers -- to really think outside the box. Students can show their work and thought processes in real time by submitting a video of themselves working through a math problem, snapping a picture of a paragraph they wrote, recording themselves reading a poem, or uploading a file to demonstrate their learning. Encourage kids to submit a series of images along with notes that tell the story that connects them. Or let kids collaborate with each other using peer-to-peer feedback to offer suggestions on writing content, scientific hypotheses, or creative ideas.

TechNotes

Come Read With Me: Google’s Read Along App | TechNotes Blog

Wish you had a free app with fresh stories your child could read with some digital assistance? Look no further than Google’s Read Along app.

Nearpod

NearPod

Are you thinking or using NearPod? This is a list of short tutorial trainings to answer NearPod questions.

Whereby

Whereby | Video Meetings, Video Conferencing and Screen Sharing

Whereby.com works really well when you're wanting to create a private room so that you're able to meet with someone virtually. People with or without a smartphone device can access your private virtual video/audio room . It has worked out really well and it's great because you're able to customize and create your own link. The free version is one private room per user and you cannot record your meeting. Your private virtual whereby.com meeting room is limited to yourself and 3 other guests. Provide your guest a link, agree on a meeting time and use whereby.com for your private virtual meeting.

Whereby is the easiest way for you to meet over video. There’s no app or software download required. Just choose your own personalized URL and meet using your internet browser - on mobile or desktop - with just one click.

Miro

Miro | Free Online Collaborative Whiteboard Platform

Scalable, secure, cross-device and enterprise-ready team collaboration whiteboard for distributed teams. Join 5M+ users from around the world.

Miro is the online collaborative whiteboard platform that enables teams work effectively together, from brainstorming with digital sticky notes to planning.

Record to Slides

Clay Smith‘s Record to Slides may be the tool that makes it happen. Instead of a screen recorder, you may need a moment to share your thoughts. You, the camera, and your students.

Record a quick set of instructions with Record to Slides. Videos will appear right on the slide you are speaking about. What a great way to personalize the slide. What’s more, all videos are auto-stored in the “RecordToSlides” folder at the top level of your Google Drive, as shown below:

Here’s a quick video overview:
 

Parting Thoughts

Record to Slides was easy for me, and I suspect will be easy for students, although you saw me run into challenges with my video recording. While you could use Screencastify or Flipgrid, the simplest tool for the job is often the one to go with. And it doesn’t cost anything.

Wide Open School

Wide Open School

Find free distance learning resources, all in one place: curated activities for students and resources for parents and teachers.

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Distance Learning Short List: Best Free Resources by Grade and Subject | Common Sense Education

Hand-picked tools for every scenario, all well-suited for use dring the coronavirus pandemic.