Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Organize Multi-Media projects with Rubrics!

Hardy 3rd grade classes recently embarked on a math assignment requiring students to use the iPad to create a multi-media project explaining math strategies to solve particular math problems.  The teachers utilized rubrics to direct students toward their end product and to keep them focused through the creation process.  Technology is such a great tool in the classroom, as it provides students endless creation possibilities.  This can also be a pitfall, making it difficult for some to stay focused on the task at hand... Rubrics are a great tool to pull students back in and keep them focused on the end goal!

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Bates' K Kap classroom uses Book Creator to create some great examples of Student Work!

The kindergarten students in Amy Kappinos' classroom (K Kap) are quickly becoming familiar with how technology can bring their work to life!  K Kap student's were tasked with creating a book based on the text of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

In their version, Yellow Sun, Yellow Sun What Do You See?, the students thought of the colorful things associated with this long awaited Spring.

The students drew and painted the book's illustrations, outlined them in marker, and cut them out in preparation to be photographed and imported into a digital book using the Book Creator app on the classroom iPads.  Each student's voice was then recorded into the book using the app's "Add Sound" feature, adding a very nice personal touch that the K Kap students are proud to own!

Take a look at the inspiring final product in video form below, and as an ePub file (open with iBooks) here!  Awesome work to the teachers and students of K Kap!

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