TechYC Interest Forum Webinar March 30 - Shared screen with speaker view
Yes.. this webinar is being recorded…
hey ece fam!
Great questions! Always a challenge when families don’t have reading resources at home.
Always looking for free stories for children online https://wke.lt/w/s/N9sbb2 Nice so many authors are reading stories now
Not seeing people’s questions. Please make sure the blue box next to To: says “everyone”
recording the read aloud and including it the newsletter
I have been video recording myself reading books for them to view
Teachers modeling for the parents.
Modeling is so important! Show families how to talk about the book and interact with the text. My students love www.uniteforliteracy.com
recording youtube videos to send to families of me reading books and doing literacy activities. i also send a doc with questions for parents to ask
We are recording videos of the teachers reading books aloud so that they can see interactive reading and also hear/see their teachers
my program is recording read alouds and coming up with curriculum ideas in our daily news letter
I record myself reading a book to the kids and make sure they can see both myself and the book
I have read stories to them via Zoom
I have Zoom sessions with my students right now! Then they go and post on Seesaw or through their Canvas course.
sharing books online in a classroom Facebook book a d doing recorded read aloud by myself
Right now we are encouraging parents to use EPIC Books app. And we send home model questions and discussions that parents can have with children.
Reading stories aloud on video for text or email to parents for the children and have them journal any thoughts. If they liked it and what do they think it was about.
Teachers might suggest families involve grandparents in story telling/sharing, if connected digitally..http://www.languagecastle.com/2020/03/creative-ideas-for-playing-with-grandchildren-when-you-cant-be-together/
We have begun to record and model proper story reading to their preschoolers
I record myself doing read alouds then telling them what questions I want them to really think about and have them message me what their children said. Its been a lot of fun. And I do a group read aloud with a few children and parents via google duo.
Recording myself reading and modeling asking questions and pointing out story elements
We are going to try recording ourselves reading and sharing the videos with families. The links we have shared already have been hits for the children.
The teachers at our school are recording ourselves reading books or activities and sharing with children/families.
I am using classdojo with families and my assistant and I are recording stories and recording activities and encouraging them to post responses. We will start zoom meetings with them on this Wednesday to do large group meeting with them.
I also have a Flipgrid for the kids to post to! I am having "virtual" dress up days so they are creating works and posting to the Flipgrid.
I use facebook live in a private group for our class I read a book to the kids
We were able to send home books for the children to have the parents to read for them.
same- we are making videos of reading, and zoom meetings. I’ve posted questions to talk about with the books too and activities that can go along
Yes my students love taking home their books in a bag
Shelly Hayes, I love the idea of giving children ways to share things like dressing up through FlipGrid!
Great ideas being shared in the chat room, too.
I love the Flipgrid “virtual” dress up day!
Exciting to read all the strategies in the chat. Thanks for sharing your practices with us.
we use class dojo and audible stories from scholastic or https://Storylineonline.net
Lady Angela Wilson
I have actually delivered books to children in the past week
We’ve sent home some book ideas, videos of us reading, and my co-teacher made a digital book with photos of the children too.
My staff are using Class Dojo and YouTube prerecording videos of their read aloud.
We also use Zoom to read stories to families.
We use Zoom and SeeSaw
using zoom to do finger plays
Try using Gridpals on Flipgrid for students to record reading stories to friends in other parts of the world
seesaw is a great app
Lady Angela Wilson
Following children's interests makes teaching relevant! I love it!
Fun to read about the tools and platforms you’re all leveraging - but even better reading about how you’re using them.
the parents have been sending me pictures of the children in nature and what they are discovering. A snail was discovered today about a snail "Turbo". I need to follow up with technology or a book to find out more about snails.
Scholastic is posting two stories each day from BookFlix! https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k.html
How wonderful-EPIC has good books on snails and available now for free
thanks for all the great sites everyone
Great parents are sending in photos!
Add media lit to KWL - K=And where do you know if from or how do you know it?; W=And how/where could you find answers?; L=And what were your best sources?
Also, check to see if your school district has an online library! Orange County Public schools in Florida has Destiny and an online library in their Launchpad. If you are in a public school ask your media specialist for help! They are there for you :)
Nature scavenger hunts
A parents shared a star gazing one night and discovered a star, and identified an app SkyViewLife app downloaded and learned that was a planet Venus and it showed the stars that lined up to be a bear, I believe. They send me a picture.
In Maine, public library now has access for free to Tumblebooks-new now
Scavenger hunts for all sorts of things: flowers, shapes, colors, numbers, letters...
national effort- laundromat literacy programshttps://wke.lt/w/s/cG6xh-
scavenger hunts finding items with 1st letter of schools name
We invite families to Zoom circle times, post videos on indiviual class FB pages, send family friendly lesson plans by email that cover all areas of development. Ask parents to share pics and videos of the fun things their families are doing while at home.
local library use online with library card number
We are talking about ducks so I uploaded a video of my ducks from my house on our google classroom and ask my students to think about what makes ducks, ducks. Then they drew a picture and send it to me.
Great ideas/sources everyone! Anyone have a great success story shifting these practices to our current social distancing reality?
Love the idea of creating maker spaces within our communities
Some discovery museums are offering nice ideas on how to work a home with cardboard
we tried to make a doc that isn't an exhaustive list but potentially a helpful starting point if anyone wants to use (we stopped at about 30, color-coded it) instead of a list of 150+ ideas, which we found overwhelming). https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RF3C12Y8lsh7Yp2mrLfNrjns_7ObRATZiIZt9RgjrFc/edit#gid=0
we made a modified circle time for YouTube. we might use the platform as a convenient place to educate parents on child development
really excited about this question here--we are wondering how accessible things are AND what families need!
when I do an activity from home I ask the parents to send in pictures of what they have done at home, with the hopes of making a book that I can share of the children's activities, but honestly the parents are so busy that they are struggling to return pictures.
https://storytimefromspace.com/library/ Stories are read by astronauts from space
I love the intersection of early learning, parent empowerment, family engagement and tech.
Ready Rosie has free toolkit with video modelsReady Rosie Toolkithttps://healthyathome.readyrosie.com/en/
Thanks for highlighting how important it is to support relationships and being intentional about how to use tech with families.
right now it is super important to connect students while they are home, pictures
Janis McDowell. l
we use Remind , Facebook live to stay connected with our parents. We encourage parents to take pictures of there students work.
We hold Zoom meetings 2x a week for parent support meetings
Colorin Colorado has an excellent resource for connecting with families with varying levels of connectivity
Texting, emailing and interacting in our class facebook groups.
I created an activity binder for my parents to use at home and connect with then via a private facebook group and zoom meetings
Hi Katie! My dad was born and raised in Salisbury!
We are sharing videos with families and children on Drop Box.
From Katie: https://web.seesaw.me/remote-learning
I had a talk today with a coworker about how Zoom meetings with the whole class may be a challenge because the parents are working, using their tech for work or may not have tech. So uploading things that the children can view when they have access and time opportunity. so making books that include the children's work or pictures connects them to their classmates.
I was able to put together a website for the children and I can track, after I was able to go through the program first. Every student has a separate code to log in and I can check a dashboard to see where they are at in happynumbers,com for math.
Amazing how quickly educators at every level have had to become proficient in distance teaching and learning
We use Remind and we also made packets to send home to the families
I am interested in receiving a step by step instruction on how to use Seesaw with my students
I mailed out a lesson plan for each day this week . I also used the remind system and I used my private group to do activity with the kids.
I know there are lots of rural families here in Georgia whose internet access is slow and unreliable. So real-time digital interaction isn't always possible. That requires even more creativity to keep people connected!
Here's our ongoing document - I will add some of these ideas https://docs.google.com/document/d/171c1B0CZV_--1_D8L96vt2jnEyj5EnvjgX4NX4irxk8/edit?usp=sharing
From Katie https://www.writereader.com/en/blog/free-remote-learning-with-writereader
Janis McDowell. l
also sent lesson plan to parents and make myself available to explain anything that may need to be addressed
Thank you so much for these great links in the chat box..!
I absolutely love this idea!
This is a wonderful idea
I love these digital books
I love this! The children would have so much fun making their own books with their families!
We are using Canvas and I can build this straight into my course!
Infant milestone update books!
Hooray Charlie! Students could share scavenger hunt experiences, and other suggested activities/tasks
A Cook Book to share different recipes from cultural backgrounds also
Janis McDowell. l
We have remote learning Packets using recording videos on how each item could be used in many different ways. Such as connects can be used to make patterns, used as one on one corresponding. We have asked our parents to read and to let their children read to them. Booklets have been introduced.
LOVE THIS WRITEREADER,,,,,
I would love to be able to introduce this to my families. Since we did create a book in class in the middle of the year. I have them now doing a daily idea, and put in a bunch of folded paper to create a book.
The children I teach are preschool age, so they would need help from their guardians.
A Day At Home
Too cute! I love this
That would be great if parents could help their child take photos/make the book-creative together…
I love the idea of making stop-motion animation videos.
Holiday down time activity
we had a teacher give her preschool students a camera and had them do a nature walk. It was fun seeing things from their perspective.
college students like to make stop motion movies, too
how are y'all tackling supporting families who have to be out at work and/or are working themselves? what does this look like for our students who may not have family with the time/space to support them right now (understandably so)?
Book ideas for home: my day, who is in my family? Alphabet book, quantites, shapes, opposites, my adventures with (favorite toy)...
Yes @Cathi! What an incredible opportunity to see things from our students’ perspective
Katie’s “Cultural Clips”https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cyK5tj9VHOmOtiiDc4Ip-gAcHp8j9sjB/view
Vera Chang Garcia
i teach Spanish immersion and parents don't speak it. they actually want kids to practice their Spanish and not rely on technology too much. what do you recommend?
I love how Katie smiles when seeing and hearing these examples - a wonderful metric for teacher engagement
Thank you love it
THANK YOU GOT IT
Vera, are they okay with using tech to interact with other students? i.e. could kids set up time to interview each other and get to know one another--so they're practicing their Spanish but not via direct instruction on tech? (I don't know permissions for this works)
Or they could read/research something at home and set up time to share with another student what they are learning?
Love the secret shake!
Do kids ever get to create the “Secret Shake” prompt?
These are great ideas and resources - thanks for sharing, all!
That made my day 🤣😁😁😁😁
Will we have access to this chat transcript after the webinar ends?
I love the retelling of stories with puppets and props
Yes.. I will try to make the chat transcript available
There is a Save Chat button on the right side of the chat box
Lots of great ideas, yes!
I love the continuum of digital storytelling tools from no app required for iPhone and iPad storytelling, to free apps, to apps for purchase and online resources - thanks for the generous sharing you’ve all been doing.
Scavenger hunt sounds fun, just would adjust to age
Great ideas! Thank you
Here are some stories to consider- Children and Families as Digital Creators and Storytellers https://wke.lt/w/s/7ELzSRIf you have other examples-would love to hear them here or can continue discussions in our NAEYC HELLO conversation
thanks for such great creative ideas
Thank you for sharing your ideas!
Thanks for sharing some great ideas!
Hoping this webinar is being recorded? Would really love to re-watch later, digest all the suggestions and resources and find ways to share with my teachers and my families too.
Yes, Elizabeth, we're recording it.
This has ben a fantastic example of connected learning during these challenging times.
you shared a lot of literacy based and maker-space based ideas that I LOVED! Can you share some ideas for math while at home that are more hands on, experiential
wonderful ideas. What about younger age groups?
Thank you! There were some great ideas!
what about parents that choose not to participate? I teach prek and have parents that will not share or participate
Before you log off, SAVE the chat>>>>those three little dots on the right to the chat… open and then click on SAVE chat
Some great ideas about connecting with families from Colorin Colorado https://www.colorincolorado.org/article/coronavirus-ells-families?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Hootsuite&utm_campaign=CCSocialMedia&fbclid=IwAR1EAxN71Q7Tw1IIguVYvyfIrSeKmukWCTwphnPNxMu0VgTBecMn5Aw2E8s
I don't know if someone asked this, but do we receive certificates for this webinar?
Sorry.. no certificates for this webinar.
Some Digital Storytelling apps like Draw and Tell are herehttps://wke.lt/w/s/8xxJdr
Kelly and SAVE THE chat…>>>
The LEGO Foundation had a short video about families and technology use, appreciating concerns family may have...“New technologies can provide new opportunities for children to create, experiment, and explore”https://twitter.com/LEGOfoundation/status/1243164855588327425
I don’t see a clear way to save the chat on my iPad app! if someone can save and send and/or compile the links, would be awesome!
I can't save chat
do you send us certificate of completion for this great webinar? also pbskids.org a great resource
Alexandra and Megan, if you send me your emails, happy to send you the chat via email
Just saved it
We can continue the conversation on NAEYC HELLO online community. Kelly started a digital storytelling conversation there…
firstname.lastname@example.org can you send it to me too please
Teresita Lopez Inarra
You got it, Aaron!
Got ya, Teresita!
thank you so much
thank you everyone!
Zapata.email@example.com can you send a copy also?
In May 18 can share lessons learned in this new learning adventure of distance learning. THANK YOU JUANA AND KATIE/everyone for the webinar.
thank you ladies! great resource
Thank you presenters for all your time and information.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH
Gotcha Ani and Megan!
Thank you all so much!
thank you for the great resources.
Yes, thank you for hosting this program. Wonderful information!
Thank you! Do we get a certificate?
Thank you very much for the wonderful presentations and information.
Thanks to each and everyone of you!
Thank you so much, I appreciate all the amazing ideas. Extremely motivating.
Thank you from UMASS - we had 5 staff on this tonight!
Thank you very much
thank you! so amazing and informative!
Thank you for the additional platforms and activity ideas you offered!
got ya too Alexandra :) Sending now!
Thank you Alexandra M!
Thank you to everyone on this call for your creativity and enthusiasm for our young learners during this time!