Technology tools aren’t just for the BIG dogs

Sitting in a graduate class today, yea I know on a Saturday, I am stunned by the tools that two first grade teachers are integrating into their classrooms.  I was amazed by their final projects and found the amounts of tools they are using with young learners astounding.  They have quickly learned that tech tools can be used not only individually but in a whole group setting as well.  Their first grade students are employing glogster, word cloud tools, recording their voices using Audacity and various MAC tools, creating interactive mindmaps using popplet, and sharing stories on littlebirdtales. My hat is off to these two ladies!  One of those teachers, agreed to allow me share her wiki site.  Feel free to take a look:  I feel the need after sitting in this class for inservicing to reflect grade level appropriate tech tools or effective ways to integrate technology at a variety of grade levels.  Our class was in consensus that there isn’t enough focus on integrating technology at the primary levels and there needs to be done more to shine the spotlight on this area.  So what great tools are out there for the primary grades? And how, do you implement them successfully?

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About bulldogtechteach

I am a technology integrator serving in a k-1 and a 2-5 elementary building. I firmly believe in the power of technology to engage students and allow them to create and master their learning.
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One Response to Technology tools aren’t just for the BIG dogs

  1. Mike Klem says:

    Glad you are using our site (littlebirdtales.com). We are constantly looking for ways to improve it and make it better for students and teachers. Enjoy!

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