The Perfect iPad App List for Kindergarten?

It’s been a couple of years now since I had to think about what apps to install on to an iPad (back in 2010 I introduced iPod touches to my previous school, so now I’m even more excited with the cool HD apps for the iPad!). This year our 5 …

Google Sites as E-Portfolios

It seems that this school year I’m getting excited about one thing. Portfolios. This year marks our first full year using the Google Apps platform. Every student in Grades 3 to 5 will use the Google platform for pretty much everything they do, presentations, write-ups, and also an e-portfolio for …

The Many Faces of PoissonRouge.Com

It’s a challenge to integrate technology into a 5 year old student’s school day. First of all time and patience is needed to actually learn how to use the mouse/keyboard/trackpad. Which is why I’m a big proponent of using Ipods and Ipads in Early Years as they remove the obstacles …

Using “Pens” with our iPod Touches

After starting off the new year with the new bunch of Kindergartners the tinyness of the iPods seemed more…obvious to me. Using, as we do, ABC Pocket Phonics the letters seemed so small to me after having a couple of months to stare at iPad screens during the Summer. As …

A little help for the little ones

Quite the week ahead of us all in Kindergarten Year! We will introduce the iPod Touches to all of our new batch of students; starting off, getting the basics of operating them correctly and using the apps. I have worked out with all the teachers the schedule and will meet …