My name is Daisy M. Duran. I am a Pre-K ESE teacher at Village Oaks Elementary in Immokalee, Florida. We are very grateful to have Bluebee Pals assistive technology tools as a leading technology device in our preschool classroom. As you can see in this photo, we created a separate technology area so students can focus their attention on learning with Bluebee Pals. In my opinion, my students have greatly benefited from using Bluebee Pals with the Bluebee Pal App and other third party educational apps.
The majority of students are language impaired in my classroom. I am so impressed how their communication and learning skills have improved by listening and watching their favorite Bluebee Pal. Bluebee Pals encourage engagement and motivate my students to participate in a variety of academic and social/emotional activities. The students are eager to complete the activities when they interact with their favorite Bluebee Pal tech companion.
Apps we are you using with Bluebee Pals
- Bluebee Pal app for life skills and educational games
- Smarty Ants for foundational reading skills such as letter identification and letter sounds
- Super Duper Following Directions App for following direction with preposition concepts
My favorite moments are watching the happy expressions on my students faces when interacting with our Bluebee Pals. They are fascinated with the movements, the actions and sounds coming out of what they think is a stuffed bear or lion.
Bluebee Pals & Social Emotional Learning
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
- Self-aware. They are able to recognize their emotions, describe their interests and values, and accurately assess their strengths.
- Regulate their emotions. They are able to manage stress, control impulses, and persevere in overcoming obstacles.
- Socially aware. They are able to take the perspective of and empathize with others and recognize and appreciate individual and group similarities and differences.
- Good relationship skills. They can establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships based on cooperation. They resist inappropriate social pressure; constructively prevent, manage, and resolve interpersonal conflict; and seek and provide help when needed.
- Demonstrate responsible decision-making at school, at home, and in the community. In making decisions, they consider ethical standards, safety concerns, appropriate social norms, respect for others, and the likely consequences of various courses of action.