My best friend Ayanna is a wife and mother of two energetic boys ages six and three. I always admire how her children are really versed in using the latest technology gadgets - Kindles, digital cameras, iPads, iPhones etc. It fascinates me to see how quickly children understand how to use anything with screens and buttons (especially the ones without buttons). If your kids are just getting into it like mine, let them explore and even figure things out on their own. There is a field of thought that says that there are many ways of being literate and that literacy should be more than just reading and writing - it's about being equipped to function effectively in the 21st century (called digital literacy). And there so educational apps and games that boost learning. If you have a Kindle, here is a long list of free downloadable ebooks for children on Kindle.
- Teacher Nyla
- As a Caribbean primary school teacher, I share my unique classroom with the world through this blog. Readers step into my class through the pictures, articles and classroom samples of games and lessons used in my class. I have been teaching since 2005 at the std. 4 primary level in Trinidad and Tobago. I am particularly interested in sharing my own personal lesson plans, tests and activities. Teachers need to share ideas and support each other because in doing so, we help to educate our students and develop ourselves as teachers. Technology is ever evolving and we as teachers should get on board with it, collaborate and keep up to date with this new age that we live in. Our students belong to this technological era and we must embrace opportunities to learn from each other in this global community. I also love to express my creativity in the classroom. I am a bit of a craftster . So I'm always cutting, gluing or making something... a game, a chart, a learning center, etc. So, teachers and parents, feel free to stop by and see what's new at Nyla's Crafty Teaching!