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Rachelle Babcock
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  • Pittsburgh, PA
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Apr 24, 2013
Danje' Morris commented on Rachelle Babcock's blog post Skype in a preschool classroom
"I enjoyed the article!  It's great that, by using technology, we can connect with individuals all over the world.  Such a wonderful idea to use Skype with a preschool classroom.  I've used it with 2nd grade and they enjoyed…"
Jan 29, 2013
Danje' Morris liked Rachelle Babcock's blog post Skype in a preschool classroom
Jan 29, 2013
Courtney Gray liked Rachelle Babcock's blog post Technology is here to stay
Nov 30, 2012
Rachelle Babcock and Scott Kinkoph are now friends
Nov 12, 2012
Rachelle Babcock posted a blog post

Factors Influencing Student Use of Technology in K-12 Classrooms

This article list factors that influence students and their use of technology in the classroom. Data was gathered from 732 teachers from 17 school districts and 107 different schools in the state of Florida. Its a quick read...check it out :)http://ning.it/S4LmkoSee More
Nov 9, 2012
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Nov 8, 2012
Carleen Allison left a comment for Rachelle Babcock
"I am so impressed with the technology at the preschool level.  This makes me so excited about the experiences my own children will have.  Thank you for these amazing resources."
Nov 7, 2012
Chris Zawacki commented on Rachelle Babcock's blog post Digital Camera's in the classroom
"Great video Rachelle!  I use one when my students participate in the mock trial at the end of the school year.  The the students use the pictures in Photostory to create a really neat story with narration."
Nov 6, 2012
Audra Mullner commented on Rachelle Babcock's blog post Digital Camera's in the classroom
"Rachelle, I really enjoyed this video. I know that when I take pictures of my students on the classroom IPAD, they always want to see the picture or help take the pictures. It is a great tool to implement in the classroom. We also have a digital…"
Nov 6, 2012
Rachelle Babcock replied to David Petrick's discussion flickr for teaching and learning for all grade levels to foster communication with classrooms across the world
"David-After discovering Flickr in our technology classroom I started to play around with it on my tablet. It really is a great tool, unfortunately it isn't something I can use in my classrooms at the time (because half of our computers…"
Nov 6, 2012
Rachelle Babcock posted a blog post

Digital Camera's in the classroom

 The video below is a great example of how a class took a digital camera and created a scene of the Rver Severn.http://youtu.be/a4jxj1abL8QSee More
Nov 6, 2012
Lenni D. Nedley commented on Rachelle Babcock's blog post Skype in a preschool classroom
"Rachelle, I enjoyed this article. When I think about how Skype was used for the preschool classroom, I immediately began to think of ways it could be used in middle school. Why couldn't a science teacher Skype a scientist or engineer, a civics…"
Oct 23, 2012
Rachelle Babcock replied to Sasha Reese's discussion Digital Disconnect: The Gap Between Students and Their Schools
"Sasha interesting article and great point, amazing how much technology has grown in 10 years however educators have not really grown with technology. I think the digital gap is a power struggle and we needs to realize that we can use social network…"
Oct 19, 2012
Dorothy Hastings and Rachelle Babcock are now friends
Oct 18, 2012
Rachelle Babcock commented on Rachelle Babcock's status
"David, that is so true...students know so much about technology, even my preschool students can grab a phone and navigate through youtube and find their favorite video. I recently brought a digital camera into my preschool classroom and it is…"
Oct 11, 2012

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Factors Influencing Student Use of Technology in K-12 Classrooms

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 11:27am 1 Comment

This article list factors that influence students and their use of technology in the classroom. Data was gathered from 732 teachers from 17 school districts and 107 different schools in the state of Florida. Its a quick read...check it out :)
http://ning.it/S4Lmko

Digital Camera's in the classroom

Posted on November 6, 2012 at 2:30pm 2 Comments

 

The video below is a great example of how a class took a digital camera and created a scene of the Rver Severn.

http://youtu.be/a4jxj1abL8Q

Media Literacy for Pre-schooler's

Posted on September 25, 2012 at 4:22pm 0 Comments

Faith Rogow does a great job in this post regarding Media literacy and Pre-Schoolers. A majority of media literacy strategies are geared towards middle school and high school students.The question she ask is....what are the strategies for pre-schoolers?  

 Any one who has worked with young children (3-5) or has a young child will relate. DO we just deprive these children of media because they aren't able to analyze?

Dr. Rogow is also the founder of the Alliance for a Media…

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Technology is here to stay

Posted on September 24, 2012 at 2:33pm 3 Comments

Below is a link to a great joint position paper issued by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media at Saint Vincent College. This paper focuses on technology in a early childhood program, the confliction, inappropriate use of technology, effective use, and the connection technology gives to home and school.…

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At 9:54am on November 7, 2012, Carleen Allison said…

I am so impressed with the technology at the preschool level.  This makes me so excited about the experiences my own children will have.  Thank you for these amazing resources.

 
 
 

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