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hobsonkd 127
Tue Jul 9, 2013 12:43

As you know, kiddos these days are so familiar with technology--it's amazing. With that being said, the majority of my students were already pretty comfortable with the computers in general. They had used them at home and in the media center. The most important thing in getting them started on the laptops was modeling. On the SmartBoard I would show them the desktop, the "big e" to pull up the internet, then step-by-step directions on getting to my teacher site. My assistant would walk around to make sure they were on task. After a few days of practice most of the students caught on pretty quickly. I linked most websites to my teachersite and thats how they'd access their activities.
Believe it or not, my high readers were taking AR Tests by January! LOL
My principal walked in one day and a few students were taking AR Tests, she couldn't believe kindergarteners were capable of such!

  • That's great! - Natalie Kabel, Tue Jul 9 12:31
    Kassy, I'm glad to see that in Kindergarten teachers are using these laptops and that they can be used at such a young age!! I had a hard time using my teacher site from my school so I decided to... more
    • Kinder-Techs - hobsonkd 127, Tue Jul 9 12:43
      • It's Amazing! - lohrmk, Tue Jul 9 19:41
        As a mother to two young children it is amazing what they can figure out how to do on a computer or iPad. My son can navigate fairly well on a computer. I have bookmarked sites for him, tabbed at the ... more
        • Re: It's amazing! - Natalie Kabel, Fri Jul 12 11:55
          I guess I need to give my students more chances to show me what they know. They probably know a lot more on the internet then I give them credit for. I know that a lot of my students don't have... more
          • I have found that to be true. - lohrmk, Fri Jul 12 16:46
            I have been surprised over and over and over again by what my children can do in regards to technology. And by my children I mean my students and my own biological children. Just like I said, I had... more
            • RE: I have found that to be true - Natalie Kabel, Mon Jul 15 20:25
              I guess it all comes down to the fact that I need to take the plunge and go for it! I am sure my kids will surprise me!!
              • Yes! - lohrmk, Tue Jul 16 22:52
                I can almost guarantee you that they will!
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