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  • Engaging boys with literacy through iPads in the early years - Bridget Chapman

    Childcare Centre Manager Bridget Chapman describes a self review project focused on exploring ways to increase boys' engagement with literacy experiences using digital technologies. The teachers used iPads to capture images and video, as well as the boys talking about their learning, both at ...

    Tags: literacy, iPads

  • Te Pataka a Milly me Molly

    Te Pataka a Milly me Molly is a collection of the Milly and Molly stories in Te Reo Maori.  Once the app is downloaded, users can select any number of the 30 books to download to their iDevice.  Not only do the books have delightful illustrations and narration in Maori, they can be...

    Tags: ipad, itouch, literacy, apps, te reo maori

  • Annie Agnew - Learning From Our Children

    Annie discusses how when we give children ample opportunties to truely explore and direct their own activities they often show us innovative ways of achieving their goals. Her message is that good teachers give children space and time to create and good teachers value learning from children.

    Tags: literacy, iPads. tag_names:subjects: literacy

  • "Surprising tips that help kids learn to read" - Mindshift article

    This post by Annie Murphy Paul consideres how to support young children's reading through print knowledge and explicit information about text and form.

    Tags: literacy, . tag_names:subjects: literacy

  • ePortfolios

    Tags: ePortfolios, documentation, ICT, literacy. tag_names:subjects: literacy

  • Hanga pukapuka reo rua (make your own bilingual story book).

    This easy to use website Kotahi Mano Kāika allows you to create your own bilingual story book. There are a range of stories you can create with audio to support you and really easy to follow instructions. Once you have created your book, you can watch it, save it, print it or make anoth...

    tag_names:subjects: literacy

  • Literacy in Early Childhood Services: Teaching and Learning, Feb. 2011

     This national ERO Literacy in Early Childhood Services - Teaching and Learning February 2011.pdf report, Literacy in Early Childhood Services: Teaching and Learning, highlights the variety of factors, activities and experiences that go into the development of children’s early literacy...

    Tags: literacy, early childhood, literacy practices, literacy outcomes, self review. tag_names:subjects: literacy

  • Literacy in Early Childhood Services: Good Practice, Nov. 2011

     This national ERO report Literacy in Early Childhood Services - Good Practice.pdf highlights good practice in literacy teaching and learning in early childhood services. It is the companion report to Literacy in Early Childhood Services: Teaching and Learning February 2011 , ...

    Tags: Literacy, effective literacy practices, . tag_names:subjects: literacy

  • Little Story Maker

    Have just started exploring Little Story Maker on the iPad after seeing it suggested in the iPad group on the Virtual Learning Network.  Seems to be a perfect app for teachers to support childrenin creating their own stories - able to add photos, text and voice.  Once the story i...

    Tags: ipad, digital literacy, literacy

  • Kamo Kindergarten - Literacy in Action

    Thanks to Ali and the teaching team at Kamo Kindergarten for sharing this snippet into their thinking around 'What is Literacy?'  Kamo Kindergarten are part of the Ministry of Education Pedagogical Leadership Cluster in Northland focusing on literacy and mathematics.  Kamo Kinder...

    Tags: literacy