Thursday, May 7, 2015

Tablet Integration in Pre-K using My Sight Words App

As told by Lisa Kana, Pre-K, BH Kindergarten Center

I started by looking for an app that could help my students with sight words.  I found several, but My Sight Words app is the most user-friendly and can help differentiate sight words for my students.  The best part of this app is that you don’t only have to use it for sight words, it can be used for letter identification, letter sounds, phonics, dictation sentences, etc.  You are able to use this app to differentiate for your students.

Sight words: You can create a personalized list of sight words for each student in your class. Your lists can be any length - from 3 to 25+ words.

Letter Identification and Sounds:
You can create a personalized list for each student in your class by using the record feature - this is the best!  I had students all working on different letters, so I personalized the letters needed for each student.  Some students were working on letter sounds.  I simply recorded myself saying the letter - which also included the names of the letters.

You can use the record feature to record whatever you need in class.  Blends, digraphs, word families….the list is endless.
I used the record feature to record words and a dictation sentence that I wanted my students to listen to and write down.

I highly recommend this app!  I have used it in many different ways in my pre-k class!  

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Week

A giant thank you to our amazing teachers! The ability to change the lives of students requires a special touch. Using technology to flatten the gap makes a difference daily.