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Here’s a list of apps that aid teaching in an early childhood or primary classroom:
The Museum of Modern Art Abstract Expressionist New York help children learn about the works of famous artists.
An easy and popular tool to compile learning stories.
This app gives the opportunities for children to hear a fluent reader read a story or you can record yourself as you read the story. Teachers can also record conversations around each page (children’s voice).
Teachers can save children’s birthday and have their ages handy when writing learning stories, it can also be a birthday reminder.
Drawing tool for ipad from age 1.
Best app for making video on the go with your iphone or ipad, a tool for digital story-telling.
Storybird is a service that uses collaborative storytelling to connect kids and families. Two (or more) people author a Storybird—one with words, one with pictures—and then share it with their network. The final product can be printed, watched on screen, played with like a toy, or shared through a worldwide library.
Read Write Think’s Stapless Book
The Stapleless Book is designed to allow users to create with ease an eight-page book simply by folding and cutting. No tape or staples are required. Students and teachers alike can use the Stapleless Book for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating vocabulary booklets. Students can choose from seven different layouts for the pages of their books.
kerpoof – Creating art and movies or text with animation
WorldMapper – Interactive Maps
Odosketch – Sketching Tools
PhotoPeach – online slides show
1. Using photographs
– Ask children to take a photo of a thing/theme (e.g. daisy, buildings), let children show what photos they have taken and what they see.
– People see things in different ways. Perspectives and opinions are linked.
– Next, show a photograph and ask children what they see and think (topic could include: family images, self-portraits, images representing culture or other moral values)
Read ‘I can name 50 trees today’ by Bonnie Worth and some suggestions for activities after reading:
- Go to Botanical Garden identify different trees based on observation of the bark, trunk, leaf shapes.
- In your own garden, ask children to collect leaves of different shapes
- plant a tree activity, Auckland council website