If You Give a Kindergartener a Chromebook
Listen and learn : Lecture
Tuesday, June 25, 12:15–1:15 pm
Jennifer Eggert Amy Fonk Joshua Halverson
Want to experience the magic that occurs when kindergarteners and Chromebooks collide? Learn how to effectively and meaningfully use Chromebooks with Kinders. I'll share our journey of successes and failures while offering resources that you can take back to use with your own class, whether just beginning or experienced.
|Audience:||Coaches, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Laptop: Chromebook
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||Google - G Suite|
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||BYOD/1:1 instructional programs|
|ISTE Standards:||For Students:
The purpose of this lecture is to establish a Professional Learning Network for educators using Chromebooks with kindergarteners. I will support attendees through the sharing of successes and failures experienced in an effort to support others with their implementation of Chromebooks with kindergarteners. I want attendees to leave with a toolbox of templates/resources for them to be able to extend cross-curricular content and standards beyond the classroom to real-life application. Attendees will leave feeling confident that kindergarteners can easily and effectively use Chromebooks to transform their learning. This lecture will consist of examples from a variety of educational professionals in multiple positions (Technology Director, Instructional Technology Coach, and Kindergarten Teachers). Examples will showcase different demographic districts as indicated in the Supporting Research section. Attendees will also leave with sample lesson plans and a scope/sequence that both districts use to help embed computing skills into Kindergarten content standards.
Jennifer Eggert is an Instructional Technology Coach at DuJardin Elementary School in Bloomingdale, Illinois. She works with teachers and students to create innovative and unique 21st century experiences to transform learning. In 2017, she was honored with the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching and continues to mentor preservice teachers for the non-profit organization. In addition, she designs instructional content for the EdTech company, WeVideo. Listen to her podcast, THE ROAR: Learning Run Wild! and follow her on Twitter at @mrseggert13.
Amy Fonk is a kindergarten teacher at DuJardin Elementary School in Bloomingdale Illinois. She has been teaching kindergarten for three decades, yet continues to implement innovative ideas to meet all student needs. Her passions include social emotional learning, technology integration, and helping students be the best they can be! Follow her on Twitter @mrsfonksfriends!
Joshua is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Instructional Technology at Northern Illinois University and holds a M.Ed. in Educational Technology from National Louis University. He is currently the Technology Director for Wood Dale School District 7. Previously, he has taught 2nd and 4th grade and has also been an Instructional Coach. Joshua has presented at numerous conferences including ISTE, FTEC, ICE, and IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference in 2015 on 1:1 devices within education.
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