This post is sponsored by Logitech.
If you know anything about me, it’s that I love a tech tool. What’s even better? I love one that works well in my classroom and can help my teaching with my kindergarten class. Whether it’s in teaching reading, math or just plain doing something fun, I want it to benefit my students. Well, I want to introduce you to something I never knew I needed… until now.
Teaching online is harder than I thought
With the change in the way our schools and education has headed, everything and everyone is starting to use more technology. I absolutely love teaching my kinders how to use new things. However, with the introduction of COVID-19, I’ve had to reinvent some of my tried and true ideas for teaching my students online.
We began this school year teaching virtually and have now moved to having dedicated remote teachers as well as traditional teachers. This is amazing in so many ways, but I need all of the things to help me teach traditionally. I have frequented the library more than I ever have before. Who knew I’d need so many counting books to read to my students during our math lessons?
What I use to help
From creating videos online, I have acquired a few tools over the years. I own a Snowball from Blue to help with my sound. I also use a Logitech C920 Webcam. The webcam has some type of magic in it because my skin looks 1000 times better when I switch from my computer’s camera.
My newest and quite possibly, most favorite tool that has ventured to school with me is something that I now use to help me actually teach. The Logitech Crayon Digital Pencil for iPad is my saving grace while teaching virtually. I connect my iPad to my computer and it shows up during my virtual calls with my students. Whatever I do on my iPad, they can see it on their end. It’s pretty amazing!
I’ve started using my iPad to practice letter writing, forming numbers and completing our digital calendar every day. With the Logitech Crayon, my writing is much more precise to how I actually want it to look instead of using my trackpad, mouse or my finger on my iPad. I am seriously thinking of doing a few Donor’s Choose projects to get more of these into my classroom for when I got back to teaching traditionally. It is so much better than using your finger.
Can you see your kindergarten students using this Crayon Digital Pencil to complete Google Slides assignments, work on their Seesaw activities and use with any other digital assignments that you have for them?
Get your own!
If you’re teaching this year or even homeschooling, this Digital Pencil would be perfect for your students. Click here to get your own.