Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Screencastify

HelpDesk students have been exploring the google extension Screencastify

"Screencastify is a simple video screen capture software for Chrome. Screencastify is the easiest way to Record, Edit, Annotate, Store, and Share video screen captures. Record a specific tab, or your whole desktop at the click of a button. And your whole experience is synced with your G-Suite."

Ava reviews her recording.


In the video below Ava uses screencastify to teach others how to organize their google drive.


Try using screencastify and share your video with others.

Tech Tip:
First add the extension screencastify to your google chrome account.
You will be prompted to allow the microphone and webcam.
Allow your videos to be synced to google for easy access.
When you are on the TAB view, you will have access to the other tools for recording.



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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Nonfiction Books by Mrs. Ford's Class

Students in Mrs. Ford's Second Grade Class have become published authors! They read, researched and wrote their very own nonfiction books. Included in each book along with the great writing, readers will find a Table of Contents, Index, and Glossary.


After the books were completed, students then used the iPad camera and recorded a Book Talk to give the reader a little information about the creation of the book.



Click on the videos below to hear their Book Talks.
Visit Mrs. Ford's Class and ask to read one of these award winning nonfiction books.

Ada
Lucas
Molly
Caleb
Sadie
Soren
Anna
JJ
Brooke
Danielle
Jack
Elise
Gwyneth
Jackson
Kiera
Jake
Nadia
Leo

As an added feature we created QR codes for each book talk and added that to the back of the nonfiction books. Now readers can not only read the book but hear the author give some background information.


Tech Tip:
All Book Talks were saved to google drive.
The google QR Code Extension was used to create the QR codes.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Global Day of Design 2017

Steward School participated in the Global Day of Design 2017.
It was a day filled with fun learning.
Students created, made, built, and invented!
What is Global Day of Design?
"Students need to make, build, and tinker. The Global Day of Design is one-day that focuses on using the Design Thinking process in school. Our goal for the Global Day of Design is to inspire a transformation in schools around the world to incorporate design into an every day practice with our students."
Sink and Float Design
Will this float?



How many marbles will it hold?

Little Pig Houses


Real Life Area and Perimeter

Let's Build

Design the Classroom
Winning Design

New Classroom Design for May
What would you create?
Tallest Lego Tower
Click on the short video below to see innovation in action.
video

Take a look at the tweeter feed for GDD17.


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