Make & Do for the Little iPad Crew

TCEA Tots & Technology Presentation * Summer 2013

Step 1. Scan QR Code sticker: link to session materials (Smore)

Step 2. Make & Do (Do)

You have 10 minutes to explore the activities around the room. How could the learning opportunity be extended and/or deepened through technology? Share your thoughts with the people around you as you explore.

Step 3: Activity Debrief

After timer goes off--login here to: InfuseLearning Student Site Room ID: 50853

- Which activity made you think in a new way and why or how?

Meet Tracy

* Who am I?

* Who are you?

* Learning Outcome: Understand the power of traditional center activities, projects, & physical manipulatives enhanced with a technology infusion. Time to explore as we make & do on the iPad.

A few of my loves....

SAMR Model & Research Framework


Consider where technology plays a role of substitution, augmentation, modification or redefinition

Make & Do

Apps, Web Apps & Application

-1 Screen of ubiquitous apps-We won't go through all of these today (I only have 50 minutes), but I wanted to share so you can explore more following the session.

-4 Cs: Consumption, Curation, Creation, Connection
Learning and Creating with iPads in Kindergarten

Top 10 Make & Do Tips

When it comes to creating Make and Do learning opportunities with technology, these are just a few things I've learned from personal experience in my own classroom, experience helping teachers in their classrooms, or learning from those who have had these epiphanies!

Another Example Vid:

1. Start with the learning outcome

Lead with the curriculum

2. Beware of becoming Appcentric

Fads fade

3. Discover different ways to demonstrate thinking

Make thinking visible

Photo Courtesy of Kevin Honeycutt

4. Pair Physical & Digital

Power of combining physical & digital.

5. Encourage culture of creativity not conformity

1st day 1st year teaching story

6. Leave time to play

Brain research, common sense & observations

7. Have a plan B

Tech gremlins! Don't hit this --->

8. Rethink learning spaces

9. Provide supporting visual resources

Physical-plastic frames & bright stickies

Digital- Snapguide, EdCanvas, Blabberize (Wally & spelling words)

10. Train the trainer

Take the students who get it. Let them show other students how it is done.

Make & Do (Make)

Time to play: Lesson creation

Ship it!


Tracy Clark M.S.

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