Enabling Environments: iPads in the Early Years (£2.99)
This book has been designed to introduce you to iPads and how they can be used within Early Years. Marc Faulder is a practising Early Years teacher from Nottingham, UK. As an Apple Distinguished Educator, Marc offers practical advice in this book, with video tutorials and examples of children’s work straight from his classroom. The book guides you through a Portfolio of Changes, helping you to understand how each section can transform learning in your setting.
Enabling Environments: A Computing Curriculum Beginning in Early Years (£2.99)
This book has been written for the Early Years practitioner or Computing Coordinator of a school looking to further embed the use of technology in their Foundation 1 and Foundation 2 settings. Marc Faulder, an Early Years teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator, provides a complete skills curriculum from 30 months to the Early Learning Goal in this book. Chapters introduce a skills curriculum, the assessment and progression of the skills and a thorough planning document to show how technology enhances learning in all Early Learning Goals.
Download Your Free ‘Young Children Can Create’ Guides Now.
Further Young Children Can Create guides apply photography, drawing, music and video skills to an Education for Sustainability topic. Young Learners will use these creative digital tools to learn about plants, animals and people.
Rainbow and Raindrop
Learning at home can be creative. These free parent guides use photography, video, drawing and music tools of the iPad in a creative indoor or outdoor home learning project.
Nursery World Magazine: Learning & Development (Four Part Series)
Computational Thinking and The Characteristics of Effective Learning
Shape Recognition Resources and Activities for Early Years: We’re Going on a Shape Hunt
Free Lesson Plan published by Teach Primary magazine.
5 Ideas for using Touchscreens in Early Years
Article published by Teach Early Years magazine.
Press, Play, Pause
Article published by Practical Pre-School magazine.
Connecting Classes Across Continents: Early Learning Edition (Free)
This is the early learning edition of Connecting Classes Across Continents book. This book explores ‘why, how and what’ to do when thinking about starting global connections in your classroom. The book acts as an introductory guide which will sign post those who need more information to an iTunes U course populated with project templates to follow.
We’re Going on a Shape Hunt! (Free)
Shape hunts happen every year in early years and primary classrooms. They are a great way for children to notice that their world is made up of 2D and 3D shapes. This course aims to enhance your shape hunts by embedding iPad apps in your planning and activities.
Click Here to download my free Lesson for the Classroom “We’re Going on a Shape Hunt”
One Best Photo (Free)
This teacher guide is designed to start conversations about racial, ethnic and cultural similarities and differences with young learners. The guide begins with an age-appropriate story written by Kristi Meeuwse.
‘Kai’s Story’ sets the scene, introducing your class to a young boy who only draws in blue. His mother shows him how colourful the world is by noticing his friends and their interests that are similar and different to his.
Following the story, there are a series of linked activities that explore the skin tones, diverse families, exciting languages and unique homes of your class and of other children around the world.
Journal entry: “Press, Pause, Play” – Practical Preschool, February 2017
Journal entry: “5 ideas for using touchscreen to enhance early years learning” – Teach Early Years magazine, January 2017
Journal entry: “Small Children Blogging about Big Issues” – Talk for Sustainability – Primary Geography, Geographical Association, Summer 2012
Case Study: Tweeting for Teachers “How can social media support teacher professional development?“, Pearson Education
Case Study: Games Based Learning isn’t just for Christmas, European Electronique