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Dec 12, 2014

Learning with Disney



as many of you know, i'm a preschool teacher.  two days a week, i spend my mornings with fourteen three-year-olds, getting a little messy, drying tears as necessary, and singing and dancing to educational songs, and a lot of times, talking about disney.  my preschoolers love all things disney.  three of them have been there since the school year started, and we are constantly hearing "let it go"  and talking about buzz lightyear.

so when disney started testing out their new imagicademy apps, i knew i needed to try it out with my class!  i love incorporating technology into the classroom.  it's relevant, fun, and really engages the kids.  and the imagicademy apps don't disappoint!  the app is made up of mickey's magical math world and the imagicademy app for parents, which provides tons of great articles and data about what your child is doing on the app!

my class loved playing around with mickey and his friends as they built rockets, sorted items, and even watched little animations in this fun, space-themed app. and as their teacher, i felt good about using classroom time on this app because i knew my kids were being taught basic math concepts as they played.  mickey's magical math world made learning these concepts so much fun for my students...they were excited every time they opened a new game on the app and one of mickey's friends popped up!  unlike so many other apps that use rote memorization, mickey's magical math world uses a series of games that build on each other as the learner progresses.

and if you're a teacher or parent, you know how hard it can be to come up with lesson plans or activities that your kids love!  the imagicademy app for parents is an awesome resource.  i loved checking out the articles and ideas that the app provided, and the app was a great way to celebrate my students' creativity and curiosity!  and best of all, both of these apps are free to download exclusively for ipad in the apple app store!


i was selected for this opportunity as a member of clever girls collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

3 comments:

  1. Kids have the best resources these days! This looks like such a fun way to engage kids!

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  2. This is so fun! I love Disney and I love that you were able to use this resource in your classroom!

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  3. This looks like an awesome app. Our students love Disney too.

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