Let's Talk About Apps: iPads in the Early Childhood Classroom, by Lindsay Huth and Holly Jin

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This slide deck accompanied Lindsay Huth and Holly Jin's presentation at Opening Minds 2014, a conference of the Chicago Metro Association for the Education of Young Children

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2. 151 - Havent used apps, and dont really want to 2 - Thought about using apps, but not sure where to start 3 - Want to use apps, but havent gotten around to it 4 - Use apps on occasion 5 - Use apps on a regular basis 3. Become familiar with current discourse about using apps with young children.Learn resources for app selection.Guided by NAEYCs statement on Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Education Programs, learn how to evaluate apps for their educational value.Become familiar with 10 recommended iPad apps that support ALSCs five best practices for developing early literacy. 4. NAEYC/Fred Rogers Center and Chip Donahue Intentional Appropriate Balanced Integrated Interactive Co-engagement 5. Image from Skokie Public LibraryImage from remakelearning.org 6. Image from Wordpress.com 7. Developmentally appropriate Children can use independently No in-app purchases, advertisements, or inappropriate content Ability to create, save, and share Opportunities for joint media engagement, co creation Encourages learning activities outside the device Support childrens learning and teacher goals Accommodates children of diverse abilities Accommodates dual language learners Amanda Armstrong, Erikson Institute 8. Image from www.shrockguide.net 9. ContentContextChild 10. Image from Skokie Public Library 11. Talking Singing ReadingWriting Playing 12. Image from Oxford University Press 13. Image from North American Montessori Center 14. Image from LittleeLit.com 15. Image from On The Banks of Squaw Creek 16. Image from Grace Church Preschool 17. Demo from mediamacaroni.com 18. CommonSense Media Cybils KinderTown LittleeLit Parents Choice Awards Smart Apps for Kids 19. Strategiesfor using apps with youngchildren Evaluation Resourcesand selection 20. Childrens Technology Review. Dust or Magic E-Book Retreat: Jeremy Brueck Reviews the Research. Video. YouTube. May 2, 2013. Web.Donohue, Chip. See papers and presentations at http://www.erikson.edu/about/directory/chip-donohue/Erikson TEC Center: http://teccenter.erikson.edu/Guerney, Lisa. Screen Time: How Electric Media from Baby Videos to Educational Software Affects Your Young Child. New York: Basic Books, 2012.Puerling, Brian. Teaching in the Digital Age: Smart Tools for Age 3 to Grade 3. MN: Redleaf Press, 2012. 21. Lindsay Huth Early Learning Specialist Arlington Heights Memorial Library lhuth@ahml.info Holly Jin Preschool Outreach/Early Literacy Librarian Skokie Public Library hjin@skokielibrary.info