Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Bam!! There it is!

Almost 2 years ago, I blogged about a 5th grade project on App Smashing…Well, this is worth repeating but this time with another grade level. Third graders researched about a particular planet and created a Wordfoto. Then they added the Wordfoto graphic into the Phoster app. The Phoster was inserted as the background for their Tellagami.  (Bam!! There it is…the three apps, my friends!) Please see the below example:

The lead teacher for this project is phenomenal and always has specific directives and rubrics for the students to follow. Below is a snapshot of the directions and rubric she used. She also gave me permission to share the doc - should you wish to use it.

When I was at TCEA in February, a presenter had used a Symbaloo as a way to showcase the student’s final product. I had already uploaded the Tellegamis to a YouTube playlist but never considered using a Symboloo as showcasing the final products. How is cool is that? What is even neater??? There are no suggested videos....anywhere.


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Friday, February 20, 2015

Indoor Recess, Compound Sentences and Art for Kids You Tube Hub

    Are you looking for a new indoor recess idea?

Visit the You Tube Channel- Art for Kids Hub! It's a great resource to use to teach your students how to draw, paint, and sculpt! I absolutely love it!
      It's created by a Dad, named Rob. He loves doing art with his children and sharing it with others. His love for art is contagious!     

      My second graders love to draw! These videos not only engage my students, but they also inspire writing in our classroom! 
There are many awesome videos!

     When you teach in Ohio. You spend many months with no recess or indoor recess! We are only permitted to play outside if the REAL FEEL temperature is 20+ degrees. 

We have missed 8 days of school this year due to snow, ice or wind chill! We have probably only been outside for recess 2 or 3 times since we came back from Christmas. Tomorrow, we are already on a 2 hour delay. 

We use our Nintendo Wii for indoor recess.
We exercise using Go Noodle.
We play with toys.
Thank you to Art for Kids for giving us another great option for indoor learning! 
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