#ADEchat Archive


Tuesday December 12, 2017
9:00 PM EST

  • gberthiaume Dec 12 @ 9:00 PM EST
    Good Evening and WELCOME to #ADEchat. Thanks for joining us. Please let us know who you are and how you are involved with Early Learners. #ADEChat #SuddenlyClicks
  • KMillerSAIL Dec 12 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Hello all! Kathy Miller from Waukesha, WI. I am here to learn from the amazing people that start children on their learning journey. #ADEChat
  • glovely Dec 12 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Hi #ADEChat I work with educators to help them make good choices to use technologies wisely - all ages, but especially 3-7 year olds! I am in Friendswood TX
  • gberthiaume Dec 12 @ 9:03 PM EST
    I'm Gayle Berthiaume. I have worked with PreK-2 for 40 years. Learn more about Gail and me at https://t.co/IFZGzNOGGV #ADEchat
  • KristenBrooks77 Dec 12 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Kristen from GA. I teach K-5th in the #WESiPadLab 💜 #adechat
  • glovely Dec 12 @ 9:04 PM EST
    HI Kristen, you bring the littles into a lab for tech? Does that work well for you? Transitions are hard! #ADEChat #SuddenlyitClicks
    In reply to @KristenBrooks77
  • gberthiaume Dec 12 @ 9:06 PM EST
    We are going to use the Q1 format. Here's the first question.Q1: What teaching strategies do you find most effective when using an iPad with PreK-2 learners? How do you know the strategy was effective?#ADEChat #SuddenlyClicks #ADEchat
  • gberthiaume Dec 12 @ 9:06 PM EST
    Q1: What teaching strategies do you find most effective when using an iPad with PreK-2 learners? How do you know the strategy was effective?#ADEChat #SuddenlyClicks #ADEchat
  • KristenBrooks77 Dec 12 @ 9:06 PM EST
    Yes I created the lab to be part of the specials rotation and Yes it works incredibly well! 3 more schools in my district added K-5 iPad Labs this year! #ADEChat
    In reply to @glovely
  • glovely Dec 12 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1: #ADEChat I l find I often end up with "Watch me first" after a little play time... they have got to just explore before "getting to work"...
  • glovely Dec 12 @ 9:09 PM EST
    How much time to your littles have in your lab? #ADEChat
    In reply to @KristenBrooks77
  • MiaLMorrison Dec 12 @ 9:10 PM EST
    Hi @gberthiaume @glovely and everyone! Tweeting during a snow and ice storm from Maine here #ADEchat
  • gberthiaume Dec 12 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A1 I find that teacher modeling sets the tone for working with PreK-2 as far as expectations and how to handle the iPad. #ADEchat
  • KristenBrooks77 Dec 12 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A1 I demo the project we are going to create with the iPad and the rest of class they collaborate to complete their project. We save in @Seesaw Students & families love it #adechat
  • MiaLMorrison Dec 12 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A1 It is very important to scaffold for any age or level - must begin with simple steps and lots of immediate success #ADEchat
  • KMillerSAIL Dec 12 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A1) Asked my son, someday early childhood educator. He said it would be used low stress situations & in small groups. Know it is successful if they are engaged & talking about it later #ADEChat
  • gberthiaume Dec 12 @ 9:11 PM EST
    Next question coming up in a minute. #ADEchat
  • glovely Dec 12 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A1: (another thought) - Sometimes with young learners I also find that working together even in a one-to-one setting is powerful as they can help each other. (without touching someone else's iPad) #ADEChat
  • gberthiaume Dec 12 @ 9:12 PM EST
    I totally agree! #ADEchat
    In reply to @MiaLMorrison
  • KristenBrooks77 Dec 12 @ 9:13 PM EST
    All of my classes are 45 minutes long. I see 1200 students every 7 days. So I’ll see each Student once every 7 days. #adechat
    In reply to @glovely
  • StirpeCon Dec 12 @ 9:13 PM EST
    A1: I think that it is important to work with middle and high school teachers to develop goals. The younger years Neal to learn the foundations. Basic proficiency at the early years can transform a class in the higher grades. #adechat
  • glovely Dec 12 @ 9:13 PM EST
    Q2: What apps do you use when you are teaching young students? #ADEChat #SuddenlyClicks
  • StirpeCon Dec 12 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A1: I think that it is important to work with middle and high school teachers to develop goals. The younger years need to learn the foundations. Basic proficiency at the early years can transform a class in the higher grades. #adechat #adechat
  • glovely Dec 12 @ 9:15 PM EST
    Interesting to think about how the early years lay the foundation for later tech use and digital citizenship too. #ADEChat
  • MiaLMorrison Dec 12 @ 9:16 PM EST
    Thanks, Kristen — sorry to be late. but whew what a week… and it’s only Tuesday! #ADEchat
    In reply to @KristenBrooks77, @gberthiaume, @glovely
  • gberthiaume Dec 12 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A2 - There are SO many great apps for early learning. I love Puppet Pals, Clips and Drawing Pad. #ADEchat
  • kellycroy Dec 12 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A2: I recommend using BookCreator, FlipGrid, SeeSaw, and i Love all of the great art apps for expression. Don’t underestimate: Camera! 😀 #adechat
  • nhsdwelch Dec 12 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A2: My Pre-K daughter is a fan of Clips. Taking photos around the house and yard and creating sight word videos 👍🏼 #ADEchat
  • StirpeCon Dec 12 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A2: I have worked with so many teachers with #Clips #ClassroomClips. I have been amazed at how possible it makes it for younger students to incorporate film making into their learning. #adechat
  • glovely Dec 12 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A2: My favorite go to app for the three-year-olds I work with is the camera! It is the basis for so much - including big things like reflection and metacognition... and digital citizenship... #ADEChat
  • WiredEducator Dec 12 @ 9:18 PM EST
    I love Puppet Pals! Yes! #ADEChat
    • gberthiaume Dec 12 @ 9:16 PM EST
      A2 - There are SO many great apps for early learning. I love Puppet Pals, Clips and Drawing Pad. #ADEchat
  • ms_carbone Dec 12 @ 9:18 PM EST
    So sorry I’m tardy! Chiming in from freeeeeeezing MI! #adechat
  • KMillerSAIL Dec 12 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A2) I know Ts working with young Ss love @Seesaw, @BookCreatorApp & Clips. @BNRMiller would suggest GarageBand too #ADEChat
  • gberthiaume Dec 12 @ 9:18 PM EST
    Hi Kelly! Oh Yes! Book @BookCreatorApp and for sure using the camera! #ADEChat
    In reply to @kellycroy, @BookCreatorApp
  • gberthiaume Dec 12 @ 9:19 PM EST
    Awesome Clip! #ADEchat
    In reply to @nhsdwelch
  • glovely Dec 12 @ 9:19 PM EST
    Q2: (for just a few more minutes... )What apps do you use when you are teaching young students (3-7 year olds? #ADEChat #SuddenlyClicks
  • ms_carbone Dec 12 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A1: Scaffolding 100% and showing a final product as an example. I also love giving a rubric/checklist #adechat
  • gberthiaume Dec 12 @ 9:20 PM EST
    How do you use GarageBand? #ADEChat
    In reply to @KMillerSAIL, @Seesaw, @BookCreatorApp, @BNRMiller
  • gberthiaume Dec 12 @ 9:21 PM EST
    Do you have a rubric/checklist that you can share? #adechat
    In reply to @ms_carbone
  • ms_carbone Dec 12 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A2: my Ss are obsessed with Clips and Book Creator. I LOVE getting them to love Keynote and Pages as well! #adechat
  • rboard17 Dec 12 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A2 Seesaw and Showbie for capturing students creativity in digital portfolios! #adechat
  • gberthiaume Dec 12 @ 9:22 PM EST
    Next question coming up in a minute. #ADEchat
  • jdeinhammer Dec 12 @ 9:22 PM EST
    They are SO FUN-- and fast! My kids loved the face recognition control and it was fun to watch them! :) #adechat
    In reply to @DrLacy, @Sphero, @SpheroEdu
  • KristenBrooks77 Dec 12 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A2 I use the same apps with my K-2 students that I use with my older students-just make the projects simple. #keynote #pages @codesparkapp @PlayOsmo @seesaw @zookazam @PicCollage #adechat
  • KMillerSAIL Dec 12 @ 9:22 PM EST
    Introducing music, instruments, rhythms, recording stories & their reading #ADEChat
    In reply to @gberthiaume, @Seesaw, @BookCreatorApp, @BNRMiller
  • gberthiaume Dec 12 @ 9:23 PM EST
    Q3: How do you choose the apps? #ADEChat #SuddenlyClicks #ADEchat
  • glovely Dec 12 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A3: Choosing apps for little learners falls into physical developmental stages as well as educational needs/development... and I usually choose tools. #ADEChat
  • ms_carbone Dec 12 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A3: for Ss success and demonstrating knowledge, I don’t, they do. Vocabulary test last week was to choose between @ChatterPixIt #keynote or #Clips #youdoyou #ADEChat
  • MisterCMaine Dec 12 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A2: The idea of “you never get a 2nd chance to make a 1st impression” can carry over to how we intentionally use #EdTech w/ young learners. Ditch the “baby sitting” apps that control kiddos & stick to apps that allow them to control & create. #ADEchat
  • rboard17 Dec 12 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A3 I try to focus on apps for creating. One of my favorites to use Minecraft. Ss share learning through creativity. #adechat
  • bethany_nugent Dec 12 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A1 I AirPlay my iPad and show them what we'll do on the screen first, then hand out & go step by step - after each step they signal when ready to move on, and then we move on as a group. They also partner-check to stay on track! I also use video to intruduce many apps! #ADEchat
  • glovely Dec 12 @ 9:29 PM EST
    YES! If technologies are used as "pacifiers" in the early years we really set children up to fail. #ADEChat
    In reply to @MisterCMaine
  • KristenBrooks77 Dec 12 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A2 YES YES #clips is a #wesipadlab favorite Here is Tutorial I use w/ my students. https://t.co/oXsR3veEH7 #adechat
  • StirpeCon Dec 12 @ 9:29 PM EST
    I love exploring @appleEDU. I love my ADE community. I also have learned so much from the #edtechteam. Finally, this is why the conferences we attend matter. I have truly found so many excellent resources. #adechat
  • jdeinhammer Dec 12 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A3: I always give choices but leave it up to the student - I care about them showing what they know more than anything else so I let them use what they are comfortable with #adechat
    In reply to @gberthiaume
  • MisterCMaine Dec 12 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A3: I go with less is more mentality. I think of what my Ss want to do, create, & connect, & introduce apps that make sense to amplify & document that experience. Also love learning about new apps from Ss, but avoid app overload. #ADEchat
  • KristenBrooks77 Dec 12 @ 9:30 PM EST
    Hey my friend! #adechat
    In reply to @StirpeCon
  • gberthiaume Dec 12 @ 9:31 PM EST
    When selecting apps I look for apps that are developmentally appropriate. #ADEchat #suddenlyclicks
  • jdeinhammer Dec 12 @ 9:31 PM EST
    I have seen class dojo destroy my kids love for school this year - wish he were creating instead of not getting check marks for sitting quietly #adechat
    In reply to @MisterCMaine
  • bethany_nugent Dec 12 @ 9:32 PM EST
    A2: I LOVE Clips and my k/1s and 2/3s do too! So much fun! We've used @ChatterPixIt to make things come to life and @DoInkTweets Green Screen to "go" places around the world and beyond! Sometimes they even "go" into their own drawings! #ADEChat
    • glovely Dec 12 @ 9:19 PM EST
      Q2: (for just a few more minutes... )What apps do you use when you are teaching young students (3-7 year olds? #ADEChat #SuddenlyClicks
  • gberthiaume Dec 12 @ 9:32 PM EST
    Next question in a minute. #ADEchat
  • MisterCMaine Dec 12 @ 9:32 PM EST
    A3: Give me @explainevrythng, @FiftyThree, Camera/Clips/iMovie, @Seesaw, & #GSuite as our core apps. Include others that make sense for task, and we’re good. #ADEchat
  • glovely Dec 12 @ 9:32 PM EST
    I agree, less IS more... I actually have proposed that the number of apps might only need to be equal to the age of the young learner... 3 apps for threes, 4 for fours... etc... and then offer choices as time and development allows... #ADEChat
    In reply to @MisterCMaine
  • gberthiaume Dec 12 @ 9:33 PM EST
    Q4: What apps work well in centers? How do you introduce these apps? #ADEChat #SuddenlyClicks
  • MisterCMaine Dec 12 @ 9:34 PM EST
    Yup... DoJo = 🤢 for me. Too much dangling the digital carrot & not enough focus on purpose. Just me tho! Ha #ADEChat
    • jdeinhammer Dec 12 @ 9:31 PM EST
      I have seen class dojo destroy my kids love for school this year - wish he were creating instead of not getting check marks for sitting quietly #adechat
      In reply to @MisterCMaine
  • KristenBrooks77 Dec 12 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A3 I focus on “show what you know” type activities. So I use as many open ended apps for creating and that an iPad out of the box can be used in so many ways to create and present. #adechat
  • jdeinhammer Dec 12 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A4: My favorite app for stations is Numbers - each tab is a different station with directions and a place for them to add their product or show thinking #adechat
    In reply to @gberthiaume
  • glovely Dec 12 @ 9:37 PM EST
    Q4: Are any of you using iPads with little ones in centers? #ADEChat
  • gberthiaume Dec 12 @ 9:39 PM EST
    Puppet Pals and ChatterPix Kids work well in centers, after being modeled for behaviors. #ADEchat
  • bethany_nugent Dec 12 @ 9:40 PM EST
    A3: I <3 to try new things so I attend conferences & check social media for inspiration! I test things out and see if the app is worth teaching-if it does something we already have an app for, it gets passed up; this way we keep adding innovative apps, not copies :) #ADEChat
    In reply to @gberthiaume
  • KristenBrooks77 Dec 12 @ 9:41 PM EST
    A4 I have 6 @PlayOsmo stations in the #wesipadlab I explain the center rules at the beginning of the year and use YouTube 2 min videos to intro new games throughout the year then focus on a class Moto “find a friend & figure it out together” #ADEchat
  • KMillerSAIL Dec 12 @ 9:41 PM EST
    @gberthiaume Sorry I have to run - will take a look at the remainder of the chat. Thanks to you & other early learning Ts for building a solid foundation for all Ss! #ADEChat
  • elemenous Dec 12 @ 9:42 PM EST
    Connect with Apple Distinguished Educators #ADEdu #ADEchat ! https://t.co/CLaeLkJbOA Stories via @nfordteacher @ckklynen @Milw_Mac_Guy
  • glovely Dec 12 @ 9:43 PM EST
    Q5: DO you use apps as part of your Formative Asessment? If so, what apps do you use and how? #ADEChat #SuddenlyClicks
  • bethany_nugent Dec 12 @ 9:43 PM EST
    A4: Yes! I make sure to lock them in with Guided Access so they won't accidentally leave the app and let them explore & construct an understanding of the app! They <3 digital drawing & it's a fun way to get them involved with tech, esp. when you have a limited # of iPads #ADEChat
    In reply to @glovely
  • KristenBrooks77 Dec 12 @ 9:48 PM EST
    Love using Apple classroom app esp with my younger students. It makes the beginning of the year so much better #adechat
  • gberthiaume Dec 12 @ 9:48 PM EST
    A5: I use Notes to respond to a question for an exit ticket. I also have them find pictures with the camera for the matching letter. #ADEchat
  • glovely Dec 12 @ 9:50 PM EST
    Process is so much easier to catch with tech! #ADEChat
    In reply to @bethany_nugent, @idoceo
  • gberthiaume Dec 12 @ 9:50 PM EST
    Next question coming up #ADEChat
  • bethany_nugent Dec 12 @ 9:51 PM EST
    A5: I use Clips to take in-process snapshots; I share them on social media and use them to keep up with where each student is at, what needs to be reviewed, and what they've mastered! :) I've also used #numbers forms (star rating is the BEST!) and @idoceo! #ADEChat
  • gberthiaume Dec 12 @ 9:51 PM EST
    Q6: What apps do you use with early learners for coding? #ADEChat #SuddenlyClicks
  • MiaLMorrison Dec 12 @ 9:52 PM EST
    As we wrap things up, huge thank you to @gberthiaume @glovely for guiding such rich conversation #ADEchat
  • KristenBrooks77 Dec 12 @ 9:53 PM EST
    Another idea for K/1 Students-I invite different older student clubs to #wesipadlab to help when we start bigger activities like coding w/ Dash @WonderWorkshop next week #adechat #studentshelpingstudents
  • gberthiaume Dec 12 @ 9:54 PM EST
    That's a great idea! #ADEChat
    In reply to @KristenBrooks77, @WonderWorkshop
  • glovely Dec 12 @ 9:54 PM EST
    A6: #ADEchat Rather than apps I start with Bee-Bot for coding with little ones... they naturally end up wanting to write their "program" down and then they begin looking at patterns and away they go!
  • glovely Dec 12 @ 9:55 PM EST
    A6: (continued) and partners take videos of the programs and the robot action so they can reflect and rethink their work... it is SO fun to watch the learning happen! #ADEchat
  • MiaLMorrison Dec 12 @ 9:56 PM EST
    Please join the #ADEchat conversation next week “Sharing your Community Stories” Bring yours! @nhsdwelch @StirpeCon
  • jdeinhammer Dec 12 @ 9:56 PM EST
    Being able to navigate everyone to the same spot at the same time is AMAZING - saves so much time and less of "where do I click?" #adechat
    In reply to @KristenBrooks77
  • KristenBrooks77 Dec 12 @ 9:56 PM EST
    A6 The Foos @codesparkapp def class fav K-5 @WonderWorkshop dash #pbsscratchjr @ScratchJr but all have access to all of my Coding apps to try #adechat
  • gberthiaume Dec 12 @ 9:56 PM EST
    After having the students physically move to follow directions, then I introduce apps. I feel they first need to learn the directional language. #ADEchat
  • gberthiaume Dec 12 @ 9:58 PM EST
    Anything else that you would like to share with us as we start to finish up? #ADEchat #suddenlyclicks
  • StirpeCon Dec 12 @ 9:59 PM EST
  • KristenBrooks77 Dec 12 @ 9:59 PM EST
    Thank you! I have 6 #dash robots so i had to have help so we could all code robots at the same time! #adechat @codeorg @WonderWorkshop
    In reply to @gberthiaume, @WonderWorkshop, @codeorg, @WonderWorkshop