Visible Listening Through iPads

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We’re kicking off our first blog post with a photo showing our spring 2014 interns engaging in “visible listening” by collaboratively documenting and reflecting on their materials through the iPad’s Pinterest app (Rinaldi 2001). As a Reggio inspired community college teacher education department, we sought to find a digital tool that would enhance the concept of “teachers as innovators in their own right”(Fraser 2012). With the iPad’s portability, camera and note taking functions, we are seeing an increase in both our students’ understanding of how relationships are formed with the materials they are developing for the children in their classroom and in the creativity of their invitations to play and explore for their children.

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