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Digitizing Literacy Tasks for the Primary Classroom

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Listen and learn : Lecture

Sunday, June 23, 8:30–9:30 am
Location: Room 124

Bhavini Patel  
We'll focus on how you can use technology to emphasize literacy in 1:1 classrooms. This is a hands-on session for teachers in primary 1:1 classrooms.

Audience: Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Seesaw App, Flipgrid App, Google Slides
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Creativity and productivity tools
Grade level: PK-5
Subject area: Language arts, ESL
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
For Educators:
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will learn how to transform their traditional primary literacy activities. This session focuses on creating a technology-enriched learning environment for literacy instruction. Participants will learn how to integrate technology within a balanced literacy program in a primary classroom. The session is a hands on session for primary teachers with a 1:1 classroom. Digital tools: Flipgrid- giving students a voice. Seesaw- showcasing learning in a variety of ways, Google Apps for Education with a focus on primary grade and use of templates.


5 mins: Introduction and opening questions from the audience.
30 mins: Demonstration of and participation in the Seesaw platform and explore types of learning activities. Participants will experience both teacher and student user interfaces.
10 mins: Demonstrate the use of QR Codes and explore student examples and view templates for Google Slides.
10 mins: Demonstration of and participation in Flipgrid and explore student examples.
5 mins: Final questions and sharing of online resources.

Supporting research

Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell
The Google Infused Classroom Paperback – July 15, 2017
by Holly Clark and Tanya Avrith
Google Apps for Littles: Believe They Can by Christine Pinto and
Alice Keeler

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Bhavini Patel, Palm Springs Unified School District

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