Are Tablets a Prescription for Learning? Evaluating Apps for Early Learning
About this Webinar
Length: approx. 1 hour
Touchscreen tablets, iPads, Kindles and Androids could be a breakthrough prescription for early learning, or they could merely be a placebo. This webinar will share evaluation criteria and ideas for choosing effective tablet applications for use with young learners (3-7 years old). The presenter will share examples (good and not-so-good), and implementation ideas along with a few prescriptions for their integration in learning.
Participants will learn how to be more savvy evaluators and consumers of applications for young learners. Additionally, participants will be able to "take at least two ideas and use them in the morning."
Gail Lovely is a former classroom teacher who believes that teaching is her calling. After earning her Master’s Degree in Educational Computing from Pepperdine University, Gail enjoyed being an Adjunct Professor there for many years, teaching technology integration courses to students in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology.
Gail has hosted an online community for teachers on Scholastic Network, founded the K2 Email List for Classroom Connect, and written ongoing columns in several magazines and journals. Gail loves to teach and continues to do so by sharing her vision for the active classroom, the improvement of the relationship between teacher, learner and curriculum, and other inspirational yet practical messages.