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This module emphasizes the use of Kidspiration in the classroom of lower elementary schools. The use of this module is based on Kidspiration with a Reading/Language Arts subject context. This module is to help understand and utilize this technology in the classroom through examples, instructions, and description of its purpose.

Introduction

Kidspiration is a new technology that helps children develop their thoughts and new information with a graphic organizer. The students will begin to recognize symbols in place of words to help them navigate through each subject. Teachers can use this tool for all subjects and each section of Kidspiration has a variety of templates to help the students organize and understand the materials necessary for a particular unit. Students are connecting with their subject materials through hands-on experience through technology. The product Kidspiration is a new way to develop stronger thinking skills and new methods of comprehending other subjects including: Social Studies, Reading/Language Arts, Math, and Science.

“Kidspiration provides a cross-curricular visual workspace for K-5 learners. Students use visual tools combining pictures, text, numbers and spoken words to develop vocabulary, word recognition, comprehension, reasoning and problem solving skills”. (Inspiration.com/kidspiration)

The students studying Reading and Language Arts will develop stronger reading and writing skills through Kidspiration. Kidspiration offers students graphic organizers to help them complete their reading and writing tasks. The software provides children character webs, story plot organizers, and basic brainstorming strategies.

Our mission is to understand how Kidspiration is helpful for students in Reading/Language Arts. The students should be able to utilize this tool during class and outside of class. The main use of this software for Reading/Language Arts is to strengthen students word study, literacy, organizing thoughts, remembering elements of thoughts (characters, story plot, setting, etc...), and basic comprehension.

Kidspiration 101

Kidspiration is a workspace that the student can work independently or in collaborative groups. This workspace allows children to explore, expand their thinking, and creatively learn about each individual subject. This interdisciplinary technology helps students to navigate and work simple applications in order to complete each task. Kidspiration is a fun way of keeping the children focused and interested on the subject. This application is important for children because it is an easy method to organize and develop new ideas. The program has instructions for the students and symbols to help the students comprehend where everything this. The students can add a personal touch by selecting words, symbols, and pictures to describe their workspace.

The Kidspiration Software is available in a package which includes a Getting Started Guide, the installation CD, and a Reference Card. The software is also available for downloading from the Inspiration Website. The software costs around $70 and up depending on the package chosen. The website has several resources available for purchasing and viewing to help with the educational process using Kidspiration. There are lesson plans, activities, and examples to help the students and teachers navigate around this technology.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
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