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A beautiful, important and interesting design

So we had four possible designs with common threads of friendship, dancing and beautiful things such as rainbows, flowers and insects. I was excited to see what the children would decide for their chosen design. The designs were placed in … Continue reading

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Combining images

How can these images be combined in such a way as to produce a meaningful relationship? “Put all of them in a circle and have a vote, like we did with the books.” “In pieces of paper write it then … Continue reading

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“We can make it calm and beautiful!”

Every day the children experience a myriad of encounters with materials where they explore how  materials behaviour, how they can use them and possibilities to change them. The children bring a wealth of experience to the mosaic project. The idea … Continue reading

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What is the effect of digital technologies on engagement and complexity of thinking of the explorations of 5-6 year old children in a Reggio inspired setting?

Action Research  Clair Weston December 2013   Abstract Twenty four Kindergarten students attending Jakarta International School participated in an action research study exploring the question, “What is the effect of digital technologies on engagement and complexity of thinking of the … Continue reading

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‘In Dialogue with the Park’ Alive in the Classroom: Applied Web 2.0 Technology for Learning

The context In order to set the scene for the context of this project I feel I should explain a little bit about our Early Learning Centre in which the research took place. Our Pedagogical Beliefs Our approach to education … Continue reading

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“Close your eyes so it’s a surprise!”

The day the blocks arrive… Six heavy boxes arrive in the classroom. The children gather round, curious to find out more. There is much interest in the letters and labels on the outside of the boxes, as the children wondering … Continue reading

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The ‘grammar’ of the I-pad

This week, as I was observing the children explore the I-pad, I began to wonder again about the relationship between the children’s expressive languages and the I-pad. A first encounter for children with materials to explore and act on them … Continue reading

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Killer Rex

Outside our classroom there is a huge construction of a tyrannosaurus rex. This model represents the culmination of 6 months sustained effort by one child. In an earlier post, Inspiration Zen, I wrote about ways in which I was considering the presentation … Continue reading

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What do mermaids listen to?

Considering the use of i-Pads in an early childhood setting Course #4 – Technology: A Catalyst for Learning Research based best practice for the embedded use of technology for learning will be shared and practiced. The focus will be on … Continue reading

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Firm Foundations

This week I have been reading, ‘A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future’ by Daniel Pink. Daniel Pink is a man who provides analysis of business trends and he lectures to corporations, associations and universities around the world … Continue reading

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