Since the initial results of our research on improving kindergarten literacy with iPads has come out, we’ve received quite a few questions about what apps we are using, and other basic questions about our program.
Our teachers can largely choose which apps they use. A major component of our professional development with our teachers has focused on exploring apps, deciding what makes for a good app, correlating apps to our curriculum, selecting the apps for our common collection, and getting better at customizing apps to student needs.
This page has both our rubric for app selection and our core collection of apps correlated to our K literacy curriculum.
Additionally, here is where you can find lots of other basic information about Advantage 2014, Auburn’s literacy and math initiative that includes 1to1 iPads in kindergarten.
You can read much more about our program at our Advantage 2014 website.
There are lots of links to resources from the national iPads in Primary Grades Ed conference we hosted last November. (We’re planning now for next November’s conference!)
And this blog has posts about our work. Here are the ones in the Adv2014 category.
It’s Your Turn:
What are your favorite kindergarten apps?
As a handwriting specialist, I don’t think you can beat Letter School, http://yourtherapysource.blogspot.com/2011/12/letter-school-app.html. I also like TA-PE Fast reaction for teaching timing and eye scanning for kids.
Thanks for doing this study!