Announcing a #ECEChat

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in 21st Century Teaching & Learning, Twitter | 0 comments

I am excited to announce a new Twitter chat just for early childhood teachers and school leaders.  Join us Tuesday nights from 8:30-9:00 pm to discuss topics specific to early childhood education. This is a great opportunity to continue to build and extend your personal learning network.

Our first chat will be on April 28th!  Help us spread the word.

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Sign up on Remind to receive notification and updates about upcoming chat topics and reminders about the chat.

 

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Are you on Voxer? So are we. Leave your Voxer ID in the comments to be added to the #ECEchat Voxer group.

I can’t wait to learn and collaborate with early childhood educators from across the America.

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Initial Syllable Identification QR Code Station

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in 21st Century Teaching & Learning, Literacy, Preschool, QR Codes, Spanish | 0 comments

Welcome to Teaching with Nancy!

Do your students need extra practice identifying and distinguishing initial syllables in Spanish words?

Your students will love figuring out if the two words they hear begin with the same initial syllable sound with these audio QR codes.

This activity is NOT a bunch of worksheets, this is an engaging interactive early literacy station that integrates technology in a fun and meaningful way.

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Thank you in advance for your feedback. Follow my store and blog to receive notification of my new products and freebies!

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Letter Sound Detective Spanish QR Code Station

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in 21st Century Teaching & Learning, Kindergarten, Literacy, Preschool | 0 comments

Your students will love figuring out the letter that makes the sound they hear when they scan these audio QR codes!

This activity is NOT a bunch of worksheets, this is an engaging interactive learning early literacy station that integrates technology in a fun and meaningful way.

Thank you in advance for your feedback. Follow my store and blog to receive notification of my new products and freebies!

Spanish Letter Sound Detective QR Code Station

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Create QR Codes with Audio Using Vocaroo

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in 21st Century Teaching & Learning, QR Codes, Tech Tips | 0 comments

If you’ve been looking for a way to add your voice to QR codes, you just found it!  Use www.vocaroo.com to record your voice and generate QR codes.  This web based tool is free and requires no log in or registration.

Here is a brief tutorial on how to use Vocaroo. It is so easy, even a kindergarten student can use it! Check it out.


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I hope this tutorial was helpful to you.

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Make Audio QR Codes Using QR Voice

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in 21st Century Teaching & Learning, QR Codes, Tech Tips | 2 comments

Did you know you can add audio to your classroom stations by using QR codes? Image the possibilities!

QR codes with audio are perfect for young learners and ELLs. Watch this brief tutorial on how to create a QR code with audio using www.qrvoice.net.  This web based tool is free and does not require you to log in or register which makes it even easier to use.  

If you are a bilingual teacher, you will love its language feature.  It will play in 40 different languages! All you do is type in the text and QR Voice will create a QR code with a synthesized voice recording.  Check it out!

 

How can you use this audio QR code tool?  So glad you asked!

Here is a list of ideas:

  1. Create sight word task cards or write the room cards. Students scan the codes and write the words they hear.
  2. Create QR codes of words that begin with different sounds.  Have students scan them and write the letter each word begins with.
  3. Add two words to each QR code and have students sort them into word that rhyme and words that do not rhyme.
  4. Using words with different beginning sounds, have students group words that begin with the same sound.
  5. Create QR codes with words that have different amounts of syllables in them.  Students scan the QR code, listen to the word and count the number of syllables in the words.
  6. Have students type sentences and generate QR codes to add to their stories.
  7. Add them to displays to provide additional information.

As you can see the possibilities are endless.  I hope these ideas will get your creative juices flowing with ways you can use this amazing tool in your classroom with your students.

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