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Lots of moving parts

This spring students made iMovies about the geography of India (I have in the past assigned brief presentations about this, which was typically met with groans).  Working with partners they were required to research their geographic feature and present information … Continue reading

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Tools 4 Students

This is a graphic organizer app with pre-made graphic organizers that I cannot wait to use with the students.  It is easy and simple to use.  Organizers automatically save within the app and students can also email the organizers to … Continue reading

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Template Junky

I love these things; it’s like the format is all set for the students and they just have to go out and gather the information.  A template on Pages is like “instant scaffolding” for their note-taking, only better.  Students used … Continue reading

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Chalkboard app

This is a brilliant app.  I love using this app as a warm up first thing at the beginning of class.  For example, the other day the students wrote down a list of three things they are thankful for this … Continue reading

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WOW – not world of warcraft, but wow each kid can experience being the one that got to “do” the activity

Used Pages to have kids create tables.  Learning to use correct vocabulary of rows and columns and what a “cell” refers to in a table.  Multiplying and dividing by powers of ten – each student created a table with place … Continue reading

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Simple, yet elegant

Short presentations in class today; students read a section with a small group, discussed the important details and then shared their section with the whole class.  Today we added Adobe Ideas into the mix and each group was able to … Continue reading

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First Impressions…

I am now officially a blogger…this is a first.  Rather than post at random, I think I may reflect at the end of each unit of study to consider in what ways the iPads have contributed.  The 5th graders recently … Continue reading

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