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1 Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs © 2009 IBM Corporation 1 IBM CC&CA programmes IBM KidSmart Early Learning programme Overview of the Young Explorer software programs

2 Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs © 2009 IBM Corporation 2 IBM CC&CA programmes Young Explorer software : 5 programs –Baileys Book House (English only) –Millies Maths House –Sammys Science House –Trudys Time & Place House –Thinkin Things 1

3 Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs © 2009 IBM Corporation Page 3 Explore and Question Modes Explore & Discover Mode –Students learn by exploring and experimenting in the activity room –No right or wrong answers Question & Answer Mode –Access by selecting picture frame in each activity –Character asks student a question and is looking for right answer –Character gently guides learner to the right answer

4 Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs © 2009 IBM Corporation Page 4 Baileys Book House 9 activities Skills reinforced: –Letter names and sounds –Rhyming words –Adjectives –Text relating to visual symbols –Positional words and more! Built-in scanning 7 activities have Explore and Question Modes

5 Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs © 2009 IBM Corporation 5 IBM CC&CA programmes Baileys Book House

6 Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs © 2009 IBM Corporation Page 6 Millies Maths House 9 activities Skills reinforced: –Numbers/counting –Addition/Subtraction –Patterns –Problem Solving –Geometric shapes –Size, and more! Built-in scanning 7 activities have Explore and Question Modes

7 Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs © 2009 IBM Corporation 7 IBM CC&CA programmes Millies Maths House

8 Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs © 2009 IBM Corporation Page 8 Sammys Science House 7 activities Skills reinforced: –Sorting –Sequencing –Observing –Predicting –Construction Built-in Scanning 5 activities have Explore and Question Modes

9 Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs © 2009 IBM Corporation 9 IBM CC&CA programmes Sammies Science House

10 Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs © 2009 IBM Corporation Page 10 Trudys Time & Place House 7 activities Skills reinforced: –Telling time –Relationship between earth, globe, and world map –Names/location of continents, oceans, etc. –Mapping and direction skills Built-in Scanning 6 activities have Explore and Question Modes

11 Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs © 2009 IBM Corporation 11 IBM CC&CA programmes Trudys Time and Place House

12 Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs © 2009 IBM Corporation Page 12 Thinkin Things 1: Toony the Loons Lagoon 6 activities Skills reinforced: –Memory –Critical thinking –Problem solving –Creativity Advanced activities Built-in scanning except for BLOX activities 3 activities have Explore and Question Modes

13 Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs © 2009 IBM Corporation 13 IBM CC&CA programmes Thinkin Things Collection 1

14 Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs © 2009 IBM Corporation Page 14 Resources: The Young Explorer Teachers Guide There is guidance for each of the six Young Explorer components in the teachers manual It offers: 1. Instructions for the computer activities 2. Ideas for connecting the activities to the early childhood curriculum 3. Suggestions for involving parents 4. Reproducible art and activity masters 5. Technical information

15 Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs © 2009 IBM Corporation Page 15 Resources: The Young Explorer Teachers Guide Table of Contents on page 1 of each house Whats in This Guide? on page 2 Steps to Start on page 3 Whats Inside [This] House on page 4 - an overview of the activities in each house Learning Opportunities Matrix on page 5 - a checklist of the concepts and skills that are explored in each activity in the house Moving Around the House on page 6 - a guide to use of the different modalities and options such as printing and recording as children explore the activities Introducing [the Main Character] on page 7-9 Page 7 - a step-by-step way of introducing the Young Explorer computer activities, curriculum extension offerings, and take-home exercises of each house. Page 8 - pictorial representations of the main room and activity rooms of each house. Page 9 - icons children will need to know to operate the house.

16 Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs © 2009 IBM Corporation Page 16 Resources: The Young Explorer Teachers Guide Room by Room/Activity by Activity in [This] House beginning on page 11 : an overview, instructions for using the Explore and Discover Mode and/or the Question and Answer Mode and Together Time Activities (to copy and take home) for each activity in each house. Dear Parents (p. 41,Millie; p. 43, Bailey; N/A,Sammy; p. 33,Trudy) Curriculum Connections (beginning on p. 42,Millie; p. 44, Bailey; p. 33,Sammy; p. 34,Trudy) Interdisciplinary opportunities through teacher- developed activities for use in the classroom and at home. They include a curriculum content area matrix on the first page, followed by activity descriptions and reproducible art and activity masters.[Note: Baileys Book House also contains a Word List on page 95]

17 Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs © 2009 IBM Corporation Page 17 Learning Opportunities Matrix In each section of software you will also find a feature match This allows you to easily and quickly identify matches between what you are doing in the classroom and activities that match

18 Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs © 2009 IBM Corporation Page 18 Curriculum connections Sample page from the Guide Helps make curricular connections with activities in the software

19 Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs © 2009 IBM Corporation Page 19 The KidSmart website This is an excellent resource for teachers and parents You can find out more about how to help your child get the most from using computers and other technology on a website developed by IBM with a specially designed sections for teachers and for parents of pre- school children –Languages supported: English, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, German, French and Polish


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