Quick Links to Innovating Play Resources and Ideas

This page is designed to offer a quick way to locate resources or ideas that may have gotten lost in the shuffle!  Scroll down to find buttons to posts, templates, and samples.

Playtime Problem Solving Google Slides

Use this slides presentation as a template to help you guide your children in the process of play from beginning to end.  Feel free to make a copy and change it so it works for you!

Stop Motion Video

This post shares inspiration and ideas for playing with shapes and Stop Motion film creation.

Digital Newsletter Samples

In this post you will find samples of digital newsletters using a variety of tools.

Using Book Creator for Play-Based Guided Reading

This post shares samples and ideas for using Book Creator to help children develop their own guided reading text.

Multimedia Alphabet Videos

This post has samples of two different multimedia formats for alphabet exploration.  Animoto, iMovie, and Seesaw all provide opportunities to document and reflect on learning.

Building and Engineering Hyperdoc

Encourage higher level block play and collaboration through use of this hyperdoc.  Make a copy and enjoy!

Adobe Spark Back to School Night Template

This Adobe Spark Template is a guideline for creating a beautiful, interactive resource for families as you begin the school year together.

Morning Meeting Hyperdoc

Support use of Chromebooks and Google Slides through daily modeling and interaction.  This Google Slide is meant to create a cohesive template for guiding morning meeting activities

Digital Citizens Google Sheet

This Google Sheet may be used with children to help them identify and reflect on the ways their digital communication is perceived by themselves and others.  Feel free to make a copy!

Free Play Lesson Plan

This is a lesson plan template for teachers interested in supporting and guiding play through a 21st century lens.

Infographic for Innovating Play through the #gafe4littles PLN

Conversation through the gafe4littles PLN on Twitter was the inspiration for Innovating Play!  Check out the infographic sharing the vision.

List of Resources for Developing Ideas about Innovating Play

At the end of this post, you will find a list of resources to support the use of technology and organic play experiences with young children.

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