Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
Here is a little information about Wall Wisher:
Wallwisher/Padlet, allows you to create a “wall” where you can place virtual sticky-notes. You can allow others to also place notes on the board, or keep it so that only you can do so (which is what I would recommend for students). The sticky-notes can include images you grab off the web, videos, or websites, and you can add text to them (you can also just include text without adding anything else). Each sticky has a 160 character limit for text.
- Collaboration amongst campuses (share ideas, what works/what doesn't..no need to reinvent the wheel)
- Collaboration after a training (share thoughts, feelings, how did the implementation go)
My students final project was to create an online portfolio of the work they have done this year using the website www.livebinders.com. We added links to all of the projects we have done during the school year, storybirds, glogs, prezis, blog posts, even stories they typed in google docs, as well as photos and videos. These links provide the “evidence” for learning in each subject.
I can’t share a whole portfolio with you because they contain private pictures and videos, but here are some screen shots of different portfolios. Feel free to stop by my blog – Raki’s Rad Resources to find out how we have done it, or download my Student Created Online Portfolios Packet from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
This past week I had the opportunity to present the first of my iPads in the Classroom series. In this session I focused on Science and English Language Arts in the Secondary Classroom. I learned so much in preparation for this presentation. The first portion of the presentation was must have apps for any teacher at any level in the classroom. The second portion was science apps and the third and final portion was English Language Arts. Check out the full presentation here!
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The first thing I did was explain the app and let them explore it for a bit. Always allow students time to explore a new app! I consider apps just like I do math manipulatives. Students need time to "touch and play" before the lesson. While students are exploring you will probably want them to wear headphones or turn the volume down! The objects in the app make noise! LOTS OF NOISE! After a while of hearing "Spotty Pig" and "OINK, OINK" coming from all directions; volume control is a must. Once the exploration was over we began to work on some addition word problems. Students then saved their scene to the camera roll and transferred it to the Educreations app. Using this app allowed students to explain their scene in a little more detail and write down their math problem.
The lesson was such a success with the kids that I had to add these three apps to my core list for our district's iPad carts. It also got me thinking about other ways I could use the Make a Scene app. I came up with so many skills and concepts that can be taught and I am sure that I have only scratched the surface! If you would like to learn how to use these apps click on my blog button below for my "how-to" screenshots and some of the ideas I came up with of how to use these apps in the classroom. What do you think? What ways could you see using the Make a Scene app in the classroom?
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Monday, June 3, 2013
|A 'just for fun' puzzle of one of our center activities!|
|Long vowels puzzle.|
|How to create a puzzle!|
|This is the home screen they see when logged in as me.|
|A finished puzzle of ai/ay words.|
|Images of already created puzzles for you to use!|
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