E-Learning In Education

This blog was created to promote more awareness and support educators in their integration of innovative technology through information, examples and use of technology by other teachers. E-Learning is fast becoming the way everyone learns and interacts.  Thus as educators I believe we have a duty to know what it entails and research it thoroughly thus equipping us, as  trainers and teachers, https://i1.wp.com/nkeirouz.edublogs.org/files/2010/04/ed_iwb_classroom.jpgwith the best skills to support students.

Researching E-Learning has helped me understand how learning and communicating online with the use of technology can have a very strong effect on the learning process through participation and collaborative learning activities.


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iPad Resources

iPad Uses

Using iPads in the classroom


Apps for iPads

Shadow Puppet Edu is my favorite app on this list. Shadow Puppet Edu is a free iPad app that students can use to create audio slideshow videos. The app offers an integrated search tool that students can use to find pictures from the Library of Congress, to search for images from NASA, and to find Creative Commons licensed images from Flickr. Students can also import pictures from the camera roll on their iPads. After selecting a set of images students can arrange them into any sequence by simply dragging and dropping them into order. Then to create a story students press the record button and talk while flipping through their images. Students can share their Shadow Puppet Edu projects through a variety of avenues including YouTube and email. Shadow Puppet Edu projects are automatically saved to the camera roll on a student’s iPad.

Hitachi Starboard

Check out this website for lessons, ideas and information on the Starboard Interactive Whiteboard:

Hitachi Starboard website


Websites for kindergarten classes

These are some websites and links which you can use with the children in class to initiate participation or to help you formulate activities and create resources.

The first website covers a multitude of topics and resources.  Communication 4 All

This same website has a very interesting section where children can learn to create a very simple PowerPoint providing all the pictures.  All the children need to do is to drag the pictures to form their story.  It can also be saved onto your desktop to use without the need of an internet connection. Visit Story Maker here.


A very interesting video clip on YouTube demonstrates in practice how one can integrate numeracy and body awareness in a very fun way .  Using Mat Man the children develop body awareness by building and drawing Mat Man:

Documents For Guided Use -IWB



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Some resources for use of Starboard (Hitachi) Interactive Whiteboard .

Hitachi Starboard Notes

IWB Kinder Tips and Tricks

Search Engines for young learners

Search engines:

This PowerPoint Presentation gives a good introduction to what search engines are, the different types available what they do and how to make specific searches on the web which yield the necessary information:

Search Engines

Search engines for young learners:

As a teacher supporting primary educators I feel there is a great need to be aware of search engines suitable for children. Few know of the various search engines available which are safe for children to use and also have an attractive display. Here are a few examples:

Ask Kids is a search engine designed exclusively for young people ages 6 to 12. It’s a free, safe, fun way for kids and their parents to quickly and easily research school topics like science, math, geography, language arts, and history in a search environment that’s safer and more age-appropriate than traditional, adult search engines.

Studies prove that visual learning improves children’s comprehension, retention, critical thinking, and organization. Additionally, children are better at “mousing” than typing. Ask Kids was built with this in mind, and organizes search results in a graphically vivid three-panel display that includes SmartAnswers and related images, current events and encyclopedia results.

Each web site in the Ask Kids core search index was selected by the Ask.com editorial team as child-appropriate or as a relevant and practical site for reference and learning. Ask’s proprietary search algorithm then identified communities and collections of web sites linked to the core list, and filtered those to remove adult content.

Yahoo! Kids –  is Yahoo!’s entertainment and education site for children aged 6 through 12. It  connects you and your children with the best—and safest—content on the Web whether for school or fun.

Launched in 1996 as “Yahooligans!,” Yahoo! Kids uniquely combines the power of the Yahoo! network,  with the top producers of children’s content and kid-safe .

KidsClick is owned and run by the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University.      KidsClick! was originaly created by a group of librarians at the Ramapo Catskill Library System, as a logical step in addressing concerns about the role of public libraries in guiding their young users to valuable and age appropriate web sites.

Ivy’s Search Engine Resources for kids:  Here you will find  the major Internet search engines for kids.  Below these are Internet search engine links, links to web guides for kids, some specialized search engine forms and specialized search engine links of interest to kids.  At the bottom there are links to family friendly or general WWW filtered search engines and links to more pages like this.

View this PowerPoint Presentation  for use in the classroom :  Search engines for kids

Sites which can be used with the Interactive Whiteboard

This site is great to use with Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Math as well as for Learning Games and Teaching tools.



Another great site which can help you is topmarks.co.uk


 SMART BOARD TEAM GAMES  is great as in some games the teacher can also print a worksheet for the children.


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