The integration of ICT’s into all KLA’s is a key focus in my current search for resources. This brings about a new batch of KLA specific discoveries, the first of which I will share here. Happy Numbers is a new interactive maths resource for early years. It looks to be quite valuable as it operates with a range of devices including chromebooks, interactive whiteboards and tablets. This seems to offer some more features than other programs I have seen as it is flexible, enabling the teacher to select options which customise activities according to student and class needs. Happy Numbers provides a range of activities that facilitates learning of foundational concepts. This is supported with targeted feedback, visuals and animations, making it an engaging resource.
The good news is that there is a free account option available. They also have a blog which contains valuable posts about the teaching of numeracy with ICT’s in lower year levels.