Harnessing the Power of Technology for Kindergarten Teachers and Students!

12:30 - 1:00
Welcome and Laptop Tips and Tricks
1:00 - 1:15
iPad Tips and Tricks
1:15 - 1:45
Apps for Content Creation
1:45 - 2:30
Explore Apps on Our iPads
2:30 - 3:00
New Projectors, Document Cameras, and Audio
3:00 - 3:15
Interactive Websites for Projectors
Laptop Tips and Tricks:
Windows set to reopen
Limit the number of open Applications
Limit the number of windows open in Safari or Firefox
Only keep Firefox OR Safari open
Activity Monitor
Restart your computer!

iphone-tips-tricks.jpg iPad Tips and Tricks

  • Save photos by holding down one finger on the photo until you get the choice to Save Image or Copy. If you choose Save Image it will be added to the Photos app.
  • Push Notifications - No
  • Use your location? - Yes
  • PuppetPals - Choose More Characters to get additional Actors and Scenes
  • If you find an app you see has something inappropriate confer with colleagues - delete it.
  • Create a link to a website on the iPad screen: Adding a button to the Home Screen
  • DropBox - use this app to move files to or from your iPads and a computer. We have a DropBox account for each school.
  • Can you print from an iPad?
  • Use the Share button to email projects from the iPad to a teacher
  • Are you in Contacts? All teachers should be added to Contacts at their school.
  • How are the apps arranged?

Apps That Allow Students to Create Content and Share Their Knowledge

  • iTalk - and SoundSkins - Paula - Reading Fluency - Letter sounds - Counting (forward, backward, skip counting)
  • PuppetPals - Liz - Download the additional content
  • Storykit - Paula - 3 facts about an animal; draw or import a photo
  • Sock Puppets - Liz - How to Stories - Giving Thanks
  • ScreenChomp - Paula - Tell about healthy food or a season

App Exploration and Sharing

Click here to visit a chart of apps appropriate for kindergarten on District 96 iPads.

Projectors and Pens

Learn more about your projector and pens.
Everyday Math Online

Websites to Project - Interactive Websites

Websites with Interactive Games - Use these with your interactive projector and pens!

Math: Measuring
Letter sounds at the end of words:

Short vowels sounds:

Matching letter sounds: