Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Kindergarten Students wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!


Monday, November 25, 2013

Out of My Mind Characters

Students in Mrs. Nawoichik's Language Arts classes recently took part in the Global Read Aloud project by reading Out Of My Mind by Sharon Draper.  As a final project they brainstormed a list of all the characters in the book.  They then created slides in drawing pad with an illustration of the character, as well a slide with a quote from that character.  The final slide was a thought from Melody's point of view.

We then compiled all their slides and imported them into Animoto.
Enjoy their final project.


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Math~Students As Teachers

What does math look like without paper and pencil?
Students were very excited to use the Apple TV and the iPads to teach one another how to solve math problems from their Math in Focus lessons.
The app educreations makes a perfect whiteboard for students to use as they work through their math problems and the Apple TV allows them to display their work on the smartboard as they explain their thinking.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Oh The Places We've Been

One Book Connects the World!
As we began Global Read Aloud 2013 in October little did we realize the connections we would make along the way.  The books are officially completed but we hope our new friends will stay in touch.
 Here are some pictures from our skype visits
Places we have visited during Global Read Aloud:
Costa Rica
Crestwood, Kentucky
East Haven, Connecticut
Indianapolis, Indiana
Crowne Point, Michigan
Fraser, Michigan
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Pontiac, Michigan
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Viola, Wisconsin
Amesbury, Massachusetts
Winnipeg, Canada
Hartland, Wisconsin
Broomfield, Colorado
Denton, North Carolina
Johnson Creek,. Wisconsin
Danvers, Massachusetts
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy Halloween

Mrs. Ragan's Kindergarten Class celebrates Halloween!
This week Mrs. Ragan had her boys and girls create a drawing of their Halloween costume using the app educreations.  They were very creative.  They decided to make a screencast of their adorable costumes.  Enjoy!
****Tech Tip****
  1. Create the drawings in educreations or drawing pad.
  2. Screenshot the page.
  3. Take a picture on the iPad of the students in costume.
  4. Open educreations and using the camera roll import the pictures.
  5. Add the photo of the student in costume to the page.
  6. Click on the photo and delete it.
  7. Record the voice and hit the back button to add the photo back while recording.
Common Core Standard Addressed:
Writing ~
Production and Distribution of Writing
6. With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.