I love exploring electrical circuits with children and I am a huge advocate for squishy circuits, but I keep hearing from preschool teachers how expensive this can be, and how labor intense making the play dough can get. I started looking for different options that can be as playful and open-ended as squishy circuits and I
Adults reading aloud is one of the core activities during the early years, but we know that new technologies, pre-recorded messages and audio books can offer opportunities to children and families that we never experienced before. When I worked in Tampa as a literacy coach and family engagement liaison, I noticed that children were having
How many of you have created astonishing structures with play-doh? Play-doh is being around since 1955, so it is hard to imagine an adult or a child that has never experience the squishing, rolling and molding of this product. Play dough allows children to use their imagination to create anything that aligns with their interest, from
People say that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Overhead projectors and their expensive transparency sheets became obsolete with the invention of digital projectors. Businesses saw trash, educators saw opportunity. The overhead projectors use a lamp and a mirror to project anything in a transparency sheet or any three-dimensional object placed on the base.
We read in the NAEYC & FRC Technology Position Statement that all screens are not created equal. Screens have evolved from the television days, when most viewing was passive and lacked interaction to mobile devices that can provide hands-on experiences and a vast of learning opportunities for children. Osmo makers combined the power of the iPad
Times have changed. We now understand better how people learn. We know more about what motivates them and how to provide opportunities for them to be more creative. This new knowledge is what is driving the new changes we see in our classrooms and programs. As a consequence of this new knowledge, we understand that
Google folders can be embedded into website through HTML. To achieve this, you have to use the code below. The folder ID is in the URL (in red) Also, if you would like to have a list of files instead of thumbnails, you can change the word grid in the code for the word “list”. Remember, for people to
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