Students were assigned different topics from the time of the American Revolution. They were then asked to conduct interviews with Patriots and Loyalists in order to get opposing view points on their historical topic.
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Mrs. Yudelson’s Class Mrs. Rosenberg’s Class Using iPads students created an informational poster about their state including information such as state population, state nickname, state bird, state flower and state seal. Students were also required to research how many representatives … Continue reading
Came across some awesome resources for math.
This amazing site
Every year I run a program called Kindergarten Super Skypers. I have my kindergarten class Skype with a kindergarten class from another state or country to participate in a group circle time. It has been extremely successful. If you are interested in signing up this year please visit my Skype in the Classroom Site or sign up directly on my Google Doc.
During the past month, our classes have been reading fairy tales. We thought it would be a great idea to create our own fairy tales. The children were split into small groups where they brainstormed characters, settings, and story ideas. I really wanted them to explore their creative sides and learn how to compromise and collaborate in small groups. Mrs. Markowitz was then brought in to help them create images to match their ideas. The students worked together to draw their settings, characters, and props. The students then brought their story outlines and images to Tech class where they combined them to create a Puppet Pals video using the iPads. This was a very complex project and it was the first time we ever attempted something like this. I think the results are amazing.
0:03 Girl in the Big City
1:10 Emily and the Three Ghosts
2:14 The Basketball Story
2:58 Cowboys v. Toilets
4:10 Football Story
6:15 Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
7:27 The Racetrack Caper
As much as you think you know about Google Apps or Google Drive, there is always something more to learn. I am learning new tips and tricks every day. Here are some of my favorite resources for help with all things Google.
1. Richard Byrne – Mr. I Know EVERYTHING About EVERYTHING in education – http://www.freetech4teachers.com. He has a great guide for beginners. He gives step by step instructions for using Google Drive on your iPad that are easy to follow.
2. The Google Gooru – This guy has ALL the answers from beginner to GOORU levels. I could spend a lifetime on this site. There is so much to learn but most importantly, he will try and answer your questions. Excellent Google resource.
3. The Google Apps for Education Website – You can always count on Google for providing you with awesome resources and instruction on using their products.
Ever wanted to create your own social media page for your class? Check out LORE. With a beautifully designed interface, you can create a private classroom, invite students, create a class calendar, open up class discussions, and set up a class library. Although the prompts give you the impression that they are gearing this for college courses, I was still able to set up a class for my elementary class. Although I haven’t used it in the classroom yet, I am looking forward to introducing it to my teachers.
Check out a sample of the interface below: