Sunday, November 17, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
This project is laying foundational math skills for CCSS NBT.B.5, NBT.B.6, MD.A.3. and engages students in the CCSS math practices MP3, MP4, MP6, MP7.
Monday, September 30, 2013
|The Letter A|
|The Letter G|
Ms. Gleason's Kindergarten class has teamed up with Mrs. Sweet's Art Enrichment period to photograph found letters of the alphabet. Students have a letter written on the back of each hand so they can identify letter shapes with found letters. Students can then "frame" their found letters with iPads and photograph them. Back in the classroom, students dialogue and share letters they have found.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The students have been engaging in a variety of digital-age learning experiences. Here are a few examples of how the primary teachers are promoting creativity, communication, and collaboration in the classroom.
Mrs. Maiolo's second graders have been using the Fotobabble app to publish poetry and practice reading fluency.
Each of the kindergartners in Miss Gleason's class created a Voki to publish their writing pieces about their favorite season.
First graders in Mrs. Williamson's class have been working with the Puppet Pals app on the ipad to demonstrate their learning in Reader's and Writer's Workshop.
Students in Mrs. Carpenter's second grade class illustrated their understanding of 'doubling' using the free online tool, Kerpoof.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
STUDUCATE...A night when students educate parents by sharing how they use technology to enhance their own learning.
Students taking ownership for their own learning is one of the most important aspects of 21st Century Learning. When that occurs pride, leadership, self-confidence and true understanding swell to the surface. In this technological age of learning those who truly grasp the benefits of these times realizes that it really isn’t about the technology at all. What really matters is how and why it is utilized. Providing students with opportunities to communicate, collaborate, use creativity and critical thinking not only engage students on a higher level of learning, but will help to build a strong foundation for their future. On March 1, 2012, the students of Warren School participated in a very special event that held them to a highly unique standard. We called this event Studucate. Studucate was a night when students educated parents by sharing how they use technology to enhance their own learning. Students were highly motivated to take on this challenge. 70 of our 89 students of Warren School, K-6, presented at Studucate. Students owned the night. Throughout the evening, parents and friends rotated from class to class as groups of students in each grade presented 10-minute lessons to those in attendance. Those not in attendance for each presentation--the classroom teacher. Teachers let the students truly embrace the experience. It would be difficult for teachers not to intervene when their students came across technical difficulties or lesson mishaps in the midst of presenting to a room full of adults.
"It felt like you were in charge and your teachers didn't help. It wasn't the teachers telling you how to use a program, it was you teaching the parents."
"If you work together, you can get things done. We were a great team together."
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Each year, connecting students with our veterans makes the event special.
This year, however...it was extra special. We are very proud of this project.
Forever Grateful...Veteran Interview Project
Grade: 5th (15 students)
Teachers: 5th grade teacher, Beth Ulrichsen and Educational Technologist, Alisa Wright
Time Span: Began in early October--Completed Mid November (*including an unexpected week off due to power outages)
Time Requirements: ½ hour/day....*1 week prior to luncheon required more time
- Met in computer lab
- Student Collaboration (teams of 3)
- Created interview questions to be included in class question list
- Completed tasks--addressing envelopes, writing invitations, researching history of wars/military
- Conducted interview
- Members of each team
- Digital camera photographer for still photos
- Flip camera photographer for video
- Interviewer (used Audacity to record audio)
- Created a full version video about a veteran using video, stills, audio in Windows Movie Maker
- Culmination: Created a combined video in Windows Movie Maker using the PhotoStory videos of each veteran. This combined video was 16.5 minutes long and was shown during the annual Veteran’s Luncheon. Extremely well received.
- Flip Camera
- Digital Camera
- Windows Movie Maker
- Save all photos, videos, audio to same folder
- Make a copy of original audio prior to editing to ensure safe keeping
- Upload final project to youtube to easily share
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Taking Technology Into the Garden at Warren
Kindergarten, First and Second Graders have a special flair for demonstrating feelings. After being introduced to a specific color of our garden, pairs of students chose a vegetable to portray a facial expression of emotion. After discussing with their partner a particular emotion they wanted to work with, happy, sad, frustrated, surprised, and scared were some of the emotions they created on their vegetable using black-eyed peas and toothpicks. Students then wrote a list poem explaining how one feels when expressing that emotion.
Once faces and poems were completed, Blabberize, a free online program, turned those veggie faces and poems into an animated, talking, feeling video. Mrs. Powell, our music teacher, helped each class prepare a song about feelings. Students enjoyed choosing the transitions to use between Blabberized videos and digital photos to complete this project using Windows Movie Maker.
While the movie was being processed, Mrs. Brown read, How Are You Peeling?, by Saxton Freymann to eager listeners and viewers. They were surprised to see that the veggie faces they created were as ‘emotionally charged’ as what the book portrayed. After viewing the movie, teachers were already expressing other ways they were ready to use Blabberize and Windows Movie Maker with their classes. So….I guess we’re peelin’ pretty good about how technology was integrated into our academic day!
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