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Digital ELA Activities for Kindergarten for the Full Year

Digital ELA Activities for Kindergarten for the Full Year



Do you wonder what is the best way to integrate technology in your kindergarten classroom? Do you wish your students could be more independent when you use technology in the classroom? These digital ELA activities for Kindergarten accomplish just that.

Unit 1: Alphabet Letters and Rhyming Words

Digital ELA Activities for Kindergarten for the Full Year
• All 26 letters of the alphabet in a click and drag plus typing activity

• Match uppercase and lowercase letters (plus a blank version included to make more of your own)

• Choose the beginning letter for rhyming words based on a picture (plus a blank version included to make more of your own)

Digital ELA Activities for Kindergarten for the Full Year
Digital ELA Activities for Kindergarten for the Full Year


Digital ELA Activities for Kindergarten for the Full Year

Unit 2: Sort Objects and Count Syllables

Digital ELA Activities for Kindergarten for the Full Year
• Sorting Objects by color, shape, number, and other common sorting types. This is GREAT click and drag practice. Blank pages included for you to make more if you'd like.

• Counting Syllables of words with 1-5 syllables. 10 pages with 5 words each. 

Digital ELA Activities for Kindergarten for the Full Year





Unit 3: Opposites and Question Words

Digital ELA Activities for Kindergarten for the Full Year
• Match opposites by labeled pictures AND words. 2 levels of the same opposites.

• Choose the correct question word to complete the sentence.

Digital ELA Activities for Kindergarten for the Full Year

Unit 4: Prepositions and Capitalization

Digital ELA Activities for Kindergarten for the Full Year
• Practice prepositions by clicking and dragging the preposition into the sentence to match the picture. 

• Practice prepositions by placing objects in a scene according to directions.

• Choose the correct capital letter to begin a sentence.

• Read sentences and decide if the letter I is correctly capitalized.

Digital ELA Activities for Kindergarten for the Full Year


Digital ELA Activities for Kindergarten for the Full Year


Unit 5:  Punctuation and Spelling

Digital ELA Activities for Kindergarten for the Full Year• Practice punctuation by sorting, clicking and dragging an end punctuation to a sentence, and typing an end punctuation for a sentence

• Practice spelling by adding one missing letter to a word and then typing the full word

• Practice spelling CVC words by clicking and dragging the letters needed to make the word

Digital ELA Activities for Kindergarten for the Full Year


Digital ELA Activities for Kindergarten for the Full Year

Unit 6: Nouns, Verbs, and Sentences

Digital ELA Activities for Kindergarten for the Full Year
• Practice nouns and verbs by sorting, labeling, and typing

• Build, expand, and identify sentences with click and drag activities

Digital ELA Activities for Kindergarten for the Full Year


Digital ELA Activities for Kindergarten for the Full Year

Digital ELA Activities for Kindergarten for the Full Year

Unit 7: Shades of Meaning and Real Life Connections

Digital ELA Activities for Kindergarten for the Full Year
• Practice shades of meaning by finding the object that isn't like the others, sorting things into categories, and identifying synonyms

• Find real life connections to feelings, homophones, real or not real, and categories


Digital ELA Activities for Kindergarten for the Full Year


Digital ELA Activities for Kindergarten for the Full Year

How to use Digital ELA Centers

So in the pictures here, I opened each activity in the Slides app on my iPad and used my fingers to click and drag and type. These activities also work perfectly on Chromebooks or in PowerPoint on any PC. 

The Google Slides™ files are provided as full sets. I highly recommend making multiple sets broken up into smaller pieces.

For example: If you know you can get through 4 letters in one week, make a copy of the Alphabet set that has all but 4 slides deleted to share with your students.

In the matching and rhyming set, there is a slide at the end with all of the uppercase and lowercase letters so that you can make your own slides. There is a blank slide for each style for this purpose. Just copy and paste the letters where you need them.

If you’re using these activities at work stations, I recommend teaching students to “put back” when they are finished. They will get really good at it after practicing 2-3 times. 

Digital ELA Activities for Kindergarten for the Full Year

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26 Awesome Common Core Kindergarten Math Technology Activities

26 Awesome Common Core Kindergarten Math Technology Activities


The other day I was looking for math activities for kindergarten that align to the common core standards. Now I'm sharing them with you because I think you will find them to be really helpful. All 26 games are included in my Kindergarten Technology Lesson Plans and Activities.

One of my favorite pastimes is scouring the internet for digital games for my students. I know, I'm a little weird, but I like it that way. So, the other day I was looking for math activities for kindergarten that align to the common core standards. Now I'm sharing what I found with you because I think you will find them to be really helpful. All 26 games are included in my Kindergarten Technology Lesson Plans and Activities. 

I've organized them by topic below. My recommendation is that you link these to your classroom website for math practice at computer centers and at home. They are all completely free games and you students should be able to complete them independently as long as it is a topic you've already covered in class. 

Counting and Cardinality


Count to Tell the Number of Objects



Compare Numbers


Operations and Algebraic Thinking


Number and Operations in Base 10


Measurement and Data



Do you know of other well-fitting games you would add to the list?

The other day I was looking for math activities for kindergarten that align to the common core standards. Now I'm sharing them with you because I think you will find them to be really helpful. All 26 games are included in my Kindergarten Technology Lesson Plans and Activities.

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3 Tips to Make Word Clouds the Favorite Activity of the Year

3 Tips to Make Word Clouds the Favorite Activity of the Year



Today I have 3 tips for you to use when planning and implementing using word clouds as a lesson with your students.

Have you wondered about using word clouds with your students? It is one of my favorite activities to do with my young and older students because it pulls in higher order thinking skills as well as technical know-how. Today I have 3 tips for you to use when planning and implementing using word clouds as a lesson with your students. 
Have you wondered about using word clouds with your students? It is one of my favorite activities to do with my young and older students because it pulls in higher order thinking skills as well as technical know-how.
1. You have to start with the right word cloud creator for the age group. For my youngest students I use http://www.abcya.com/word_clouds.htm because it is colorful, easy to use, and the students are already familiar with using this website. For older students, I like to use http://www.wordle.net/. It gives them more choice over their final outcome and requires a bit more tech-saavy.
2. The topic really should be something they have mastered. With my 2nd graders last year I used a word cloud as an assessment piece after they completed a unit on the Life Cycle of a Butterfly. 
3. Turn it into a higher order thinking task. Give students choice about which words to include and which words need to be put in more than once (to make them bigger than the rest). To support all learners I always include a word bank with definitions so that they spell everything correctly. For general or lower learners, they can copy and paste the word back and definitions into the word cloud creator. From there they can see how it looks and make decisions about which words to enter multiple times. 
Have you wondered about using word clouds with your students? It is one of my favorite activities to do with my young and older students because it pulls in higher order thinking skills as well as technical know-how.

BONUS: To really knock this out of the park, let them print the finished word cloud in color. If that isn't an option, let them save it as their desktop wallpaper. I know in my computer lab, the wallpaper goes with the login account, so anywhere they log in at school will have their super awesome word cloud. This will guarantee that they remember this assignment and take it seriously. 

Have you done word clouds before? Any advice or tips on making it a great learning experience? Leave your thoughts in the comments. Thanks for reading!
Today I have 3 tips for you to use when planning and implementing using word clouds as a lesson with your students.



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Technology Essential Questions

Technology Essential Questions


A few months ago I had the opportunity to take a class on project based learning and inspiring it by creating the perfect essential questions.

A few months ago I had the opportunity to take a class on project based learning and inspiring it by creating the perfect essential questions. I took this information and created a set of Technology Essential Questions based on the International Society for Technology in Education Standards (ISTE) for Students. 

There are 6 basic standards and each standard has 4 sub-standards. I created an essential question for all 24 sub-standards. In this blog post I am going to explain how one of these essential questions can be use AT ANY GRADE LEVEL to inspire a project. 


Primary:
Young students need to practice this skill early and often. Here are a few ideas.
Intermediate/Middle:
I grouped these students together because they are using very similar technology tools. Here are a few ideas:
Secondary:
This age group is all about college and career readiness. Here are some ideas:
Hopefully this gave you and idea about how one technology essential question can be used across the grade levels. The things that change are the technology tools used and the project it leads into. The academic content area can be anything you can possibly imagine. I'm all about integrating technology into the content areas and these posters are a great way to get students talking and thinking about using technology to learn. 

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A few months ago I had the opportunity to take a class on project based learning and inspiring it by creating the perfect essential questions.

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