Here are some of the tech tools that I think are worth some time. Check out the links on my Smore poster.
This year I ran an Hour of Code program with grades PK – 8th for the first time. I didn’t know what to expect but the results were amazing. The students loved it. In fact, they were begging me for more.
First grade students used Kids Pix to create their first slideshows. Students were given a topic for each slide and had to express themselves using all the tools available on Kids Pix. When all images were complete students were taught how to create as slideshow by importing images, arranging their order, adding transitions, and adding sound effects. They were so proud of their final projects.
Here are a couple of examples.
Students did extensive research on a topic of their choice. They created an original “All About” book which combined their findings and original artwork. The finished products were amazing. We then converted these hard copies into digital books on the iPad using the Book Creator App. Books were then uploaded to FlipSnack.com in order to create digital online books.