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Results Matter Video Library - iPads in Early Childhood

We wish to thank the families and early childhood education teams who have partnered with us to create the videos in the Results Matter Video Library. CDE produces these videos for professional development activities and obtains voluntary written permission from all parties who appear in these video clips.

How to Access the Videos

You can watch the clips online or download QuickTime versions of the videos for use in professional development activities. To download the Apple QuickTime .MOV file, select the DOWNLOAD VIDEO link located below each video. NOTE: If you download any of these video files you will need a free media player that will play video files such as VLC Media Player or UMPlayer on both PCs and Macs. QuickTime Player is also recommended for Macs but not PCs.

View the Results Matter Video Library Catalog (PDF)

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Limitations on Video Use

  1. You may not use any of the videos on this site for commercial purposes.
  2. You may not edit, alter, transform or build upon any of the videos on this site.
  3. You may not download and re-upload a video file on this site to any website. However, you may use the YouTube share option to link to or embed the video on another website.


These videos were produced and posted to this website with voluntary written permission from all parties who appear in the videos including program staff, volunteers and parents/guardians on their own behalf and that of their children.

These videos are NOT extracted in any form from child assessment records but rather were produced by CDE for professional development activities.

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These clips were developed to be used in professional development activities to give early care and education providers an opportunity to practice observation and documentation skills.

Using Technology to Enhance Instruction and Family Engagement (Runtime: 9:44)

This video illustrates how a preschool teacher uses a variety of technologies, including computers, iPads, iPods, a Promethean Board, and a media sharing site, to enhance instruction for children and engage their families.

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Teaming on the Use of the GOLD® Documentation App (Runtime: 5:31)

This video demonstrates how three team members of a preschool classroom work together to use the TS GOLD® Documentation App to document children's learning.

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Using the GOLD® Documentation App to Better Understand Children's Communication (Runtime: 3:23)

This video demonstrates how a preschool teacher uses the audio recording function of the GOLD® Documentation App to capture language samples to that document children's language development.

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First Look-Teaching Strategies GOLD® Documentation App (Runtime: 5:45)

This video demonstrates the functions of the Teaching Strategies GOLD® Documentation App for iPads, iPod Touches, and iPhones that was released during the week of November 5, 2012.

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Using iPads to Enhance Preschool Speech and Language Services (Runtime: 10:48)

This video describes and illustrates a number of ways that speech and language pathologists are using iPads to enhance their work with preschoolers at Adams County School District 50.

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Ricky, Lilly, and Emiliano Play with an iPad (Runtime: 4:20)

Ricky, Lilly, and Emiliano demonstrate a variety of social, communication and iPad-related skills during choice time at preschool.

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Using iPads at Thompson Early Childhood (Runtime: 12:13)

This video documents how the Thompson School District in Loveland, Colorado introduced the use of iPads throughout their early learning programs and how teachers and therapists used them one month later.

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Using iPads at Thompson Early Learning One Year Later (Runtime: 10:08)

This video revisits the iPad program at Thompson Early Learning one year after it was rolled out and illustrates how early childhood educator's use of iPads evolved over the course of a year.

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Using iPads to Illustrate Problem Solving Strategies (Runtime: 3:08)

This video illustrates how preschool teacher Ashley Hamand creatively uses the iPad to enable children to illustrate problem-solving strategies from the Pyramid Model for one another.

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Learning with iPads at Adams50 (Runtime: 6:35)

Preschool teacher Holly Williams describes the benefits of using iPads during choice time with children in her class

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Lucy's iPad (Runtime: 4:54)

Bonnie Swing describes how valuable the iPad has been for her daughter Lucy and her entire family.

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