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Kristen Wideen
Works at Eastwood Public School
Attended University of Windsor Faculty of Education
Lives in Windsor, ON N9J 0B3, Canada
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Back to school is around the corner. Bring over 60 fresh, new ideas with iPad to your classroom this year!
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Karen Lirenman and I are pleased to announce the OFFICIAL launch of our book Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. For more information please visit https://www.edtechteam.com/press/innovate-with-ipad/ We'd love it if you could share this information with your networks too. Thank you in advance.
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iPads, Worms and Non Standard Measurement
This past week, I was asked to model a lesson in a grade 2 classroom using technology.  They were just beginning non standard  measurement so I decided to use the book, "Inch by Inch" by Leo Lionni.  If you have not read this book, it is a wonderful story a...
Genius hour is an amazing concept that children respond to because they get to learn about any topic they choose. I had a few rounds of Gen... 6 Ready To Go iPad Centers. A few of the following iPad Centers/Stations I have posted before, however I thought it might be useful to post them again, ...
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6 Ways to Effectively Use Pic Collage
I have been in many classrooms since October that are fairly new to using iPads in their classrooms.  After the first initial lesson on "iPad Norms"  A great app to start with is Pic Collage.  I really like this app because there are so many uses, very simp...
Genius hour is an amazing concept that children respond to because they get to learn about any topic they choose. I had a few rounds of Gen... 6 Ready To Go iPad Centers. A few of the following iPad Centers/Stations I have posted before, however I thought it might be useful to post them again, ...
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Love this app and use it in multiple ways in my classroom as well. Definitely an easy app to start with!!!
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Using a Drawing App To Show Thinking
As we are still in the first month of school, I have many primary teachers ask me, "What app should I begin with first or where do I begin to implement my new iPads?"  I like to start with a drawing app.  The reason for this is that it is an app that does n...
Genius hour is an amazing concept that children respond to because they get to learn about any topic they choose. I had a few rounds of Gen... 6 Ready To Go iPad Centers. A few of the following iPad Centers/Stations I have posted before, however I thought it might be useful to post them again, ...
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Genius hour is an amazing concept that children respond to because they get to learn about any topic they choose. I had a few rounds of Gen... 6 Ready To Go iPad Centers. A few of the following iPad Centers/Stations I have posted before, however I thought it might be useful to post them again, ...
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Innovate with iPad is Available on Amazon Today!
I am giddy with excitement that Karen and I's book is launching on Amazon today!  This book has been a labour of love for Karen and I since last year and we are so proud of the completed project.  This book has a  complete selection of clearly laid out enga...
Genius hour is an amazing concept that children respond to because they get to learn about any topic they choose. I had a few rounds of Gen... 6 Ready To Go iPad Centers. A few of the following iPad Centers/Stations I have posted before, however I thought it might be useful to post them again, ...
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Shape Detectives - Pairing Literature, iPads and Math in the Primary Classroom
I love using literature to engage, inspire and make connections in math class. A colleague showed me the book, " The Secret Birthday Message " By Eric Carle. This wonderful book is about a boy who receives a letter written in code.  The boy decodes the se...
Genius hour is an amazing concept that children respond to because they get to learn about any topic they choose. I had a few rounds of Gen... 6 Ready To Go iPad Centers. A few of the following iPad Centers/Stations I have posted before, however I thought it might be useful to post them again, ...
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Purposeful iPad Applications to Show Mathematical Thinking in the Primary Classroom
I get many questions from colleagues on how to use iPads in purposeful and authentic ways rather than using drill and kill apps for their little ones.  One way to incorporate iPads is to explore open ended math applications in conjunction with a content cre...
Genius hour is an amazing concept that children respond to because they get to learn about any topic they choose. I had a few rounds of Gen... 6 Ready To Go iPad Centers. A few of the following iPad Centers/Stations I have posted before, however I thought it might be useful to post them again, ...
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A Fun Lesson to Teach Adding with Literacy, iPads and the Book Creator App
Last week I was in a grade 1 Classroom that was at the beginning stages of adding.  This made me think of a great lesson Karen Lirenman had done with the book  One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab  (counting by feet book).  I immediately told her about the lesson ...
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Teaching and Assessing Reading Comprehension with Explain Everything
This past year, I really
focused on explicitly teaching comprehension strategies to my students.   I taught how to reread a text, annotate a
text, leaving tracks of thinking while reading, questioning techniques and
most importantly, instilling in my studen...
Genius hour is an amazing concept that children respond to because they get to learn about any topic they choose. I had a few rounds of Gen... 6 Ready To Go iPad Centers. A few of the following iPad Centers/Stations I have posted before, however I thought it might be useful to post them again, ...
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