Last Thursday evening (October 20th) our prep unit hosted a professional development session for other teachers in our Network. This was to share the work we have been doing with a range of technologies in our classroom to support the student’s Oral Language skills and their Inquiry Learning.
The event was really well attended with over 40 teachers coming along and it was great to be able to share the way in which our teachers and the prep students have been integrating new technologies into their learning.
We are lucky to have had the opportunity to purchase a range of technologies thanks to the department funded research project with Monash University that we have been part of this year. We hosted the PD session as part of the Literacy and Numeracy week Network sessions.
Here are my notes from the session:
Here is a list of the technologies with approximate prices and details about where to purchase them.
There are also a documents relating to Ipad uasge DEECD iPad support booklet for special education and screen shots below from one of our classroom Ipads with some of the good apps shown on it.
We have also added a link to the excellent UK Letters and Sounds Program which gives excellent phase by phase activities to help develop young learners phonic and phonemic awareness. Phase 1 is very useful and you can download any phase (1-6) free from the UK website.
(for letters and sounds)
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James Ramage and Katherine O’Bree