Tech for Tiny Tots

Lipscomb 4.8.19

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Technology Tools to Use with Primary Grade Students

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GoNoodle

GoNoodle helps teachers and parents get kids moving with short interactive activities. Desk-side movement helps kids achieve more by keeping them engaged and motivated throughout the day.

GoNoodle is designed with K-5 classrooms in mind.

Key Features

  • Free: Any teacher, anywhere, can create a free GoNoodle account and start using movement activities right away.
  • Research-based Activities: Using exercise science and cutting-edge research, we’ve designed all of GoNoodle’s activities to be healthy for the body, engaging for the attention, and beneficial to the brain in specific ways.
  • Fast: Transition from listless to engaged in minutes. GoNoodle takes no time to setup, has content of a variety of lengths (from 1 minute to 20 minutes), and just requires you to press play.
  • Designed for Long-Term Engagement: GoNoodle makes earning minutes of healthy activity a game that your kids play together. Motivate kids to stay active. Each class chooses a Champ -- a virtual mascot -- who grows as the class earns the points needed to advance to the next level. Reward them for engagement by helping them grow their Champ.
  • Multiple Classes: For teachers who see multiple groups of kids each day, GoNoodle can be easily set up so that each class has their own game progress, Champ, and rewards.

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GoNoodle Plus Info

Some of My Favorite Channels

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ClassDojo

ClassDojo's Mission



To bring communities together and give them the tools, ideas, and energy to improve education for all kids.

At ClassDojo, we want to transform education for every kid in the world. To do this – and do it soon – we have a simple plan: connect teachers, parents, and students in every classroom, and work with them every day to bring the best ideas into their classrooms.

It's not about creating an “ideal” classroom, a one-size-fits-all model that everyone must fit, because there's no such thing. Instead, we believe that teachers, parents and students should have the power to create an incredible classroom that is best for them. And, we believe that when you give good people simple ways to do the right things, amazing things will happen.

That's how we believe we can transform education. Together. By helping every teacher, parent, and student in the world create an incredible classroom all their own.

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ClassDojo is 100% FREE!

https://youtu.be/vgZOhrytzwQ

Some of My Favorite Features

Portfolios

Other Cool Features

QR Codes are Your Best Friend!

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QR Codes are the easiest way to get young students to any web based activity. You can create a QR Code for just about anything!!!


I like to use QRCode Generator to create mine.


By the way - the above code will take you to this newsletter!

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Plickers

Plickers is an assessment tool made by a teacher who was looking for a quick and simple way to check student understanding. This assessment tool allows teachers to collect on-the-spot formative assessment data without the need to have students use devices or paper and pencil.

Stephanie Smith, Instructional Technology Coach