I can't wait to meet the teachers and exchange good tech-stuff about educational technology! We will talk about the integration of instructional technology in the teaching-learning evironment. We will take a look at what research says and how it is supported by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (http://naeyc.org) and the Association of Childhood Education International (http://acei.org)
We will work together in creating a class website using Weebly (http://weebly.com), learn how to translate a document and webpage at http://www.google.com/ using Google-Translate, create a presentation at http://voicethread.com , design a word cloud at http://wordle.com, explore a new child friendly Internet browser at http://zoodle.com and more! :)
Two free subscriptions http://www.allkidscrafts.com/ will be given away! Will you be the winner? It is such an awesome site filled with crafts and more ... for teachers, parents and chilldren! SHOUTOUTS and BIG THANKS to Katie and Kelly, editors of All Kids Crafts! The winners are ... Audey Lynn, Brandy Risner and Kathy Sexton! Congratulations!
Then, we will take a closer look at mobile technolgies (e.g., iPod, iPad, Droid) and the young child.
What apps are child-friendly? What apps do your children use?
Has the research changed?
I have added the PowerPoint I used in the session to my DropBox. CLICK HERE to access the PowerPoint. BTW ... you will love DropBox. you may want to create an account ... http://dropbox.com ;)