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Empowering Our Littles to Create

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Explore and create : Playground

This is presentation 2 of 3, at station "Early Learning Network Playground Station 2" within the playground "It’s Center Time with the Early Learning Network!"; scroll down to see more details.

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Debbie Tannenbaum  

Discover easy ways to design instruction so that you promote student agency for your youngest learners. Then, learn how to apply these ideas in tools, like Wixie, Pear Deck, Flipgrid and Google Slides, to provide our littles with amazing opportunities to create.

Audience: Library media specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Devices are needed
Topic: Innovation in early childhood/elementary
Grade level: PK-2
Subject area: Language arts
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
Creative Communicator
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

- Discover easy ways to promote student agency.
- Learn ways digital tools can provide our students amazing opportunities to create.


Promoting Student Agency (8 min)
- Icon Literacy
- Language of Initiative
- Power of Video
Tech Tools Jigsaw (8 min)
- Introduction of Tools
Ideas to Try Tomorrow (4 min)
- Wixie
- Flipgrid
- Pear Deck
- Slides

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Debbie Tannenbaum, Fairfax County Public Schools

Debbie Tannenbaum is an Elementary School Technology Specialist in Fairfax County, VA. An educator with over twenty years of experience, Debbie Tannenbaum supports both staff and students to integrate technology tools into instruction through both co teaching sessions and weekly technology classes. She is also an avid blogger and shares her thoughts and reflections on her website: Techy Notes, SchoolRubric, the TeachBetter blog and The Teachers on Fire Maganzine on Medium. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram at @TannenbaumTech

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