Anita Wayland, 7th Grade science teacher at MMS, had her students complete a STEM project called Creature Features. Each group physically constructed a creature that would be able to survive in a particular habitat. The creatures had their own scientific name, special appendage, and special adaptations. Students used the iPads and an app called Puppet Pals to created a movie about their creature and survival in its habitat.
Luke Roadcap, teacher at EMS who is piloting Chromebooks in his Social Studies classes this year, had his students use Popplet and Padlet to create Ultimate Word Walls. They created webs in Popplet displaying knowledge of some terms and vocabulary they had been working on. Then they posted their work for all to see on Padlet. Mr. Roadcap keeps his Word Walls embedded on his website. Check them out http://roadcaphistory.weebly.com
Montevideo pilot teacher, Jenni Miller, had her students participate in a self-led book discussion using the tool TodaysMeet. She created five different Chat Rooms and divided the students amongst them. Each student had to create two questions to pose during the chat session while the other group members discussed them. At the end, Ms. Miller was able to print off transcripts to see what the students talked about.
Melissa Harmes and her student teacher, Rachel Smith, planned a lesson using iPads with their WSPMS middle school band students. Demonstrated here is a "follow the leader" game where students had to mimic what the leader played. It gave students a chance to experiment with different "instruments" that they may not normally get a chance to play.
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Jen Moyers at Broadway High School uses TodaysMeet with her English classes. In this case, her students were participating in book discussions. The inner circle was having a live book discussion with Mrs. Moyers. The outer circle was using Today's Meet to have an online discussion about the book. Those students were divided into four groups. Each group was logged into their respective chat room. Their assignment was to write down two discussion questions about the book they were reading. In the chat, they posed their questions to each other and discussed them as a group. Afterwards, Mrs. Moyers could log into the chat and print the transcript.
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Charity Thomas, 1st Grade teacher at PKVES, integrated QR Codes and a special website, QR Voice, to enhance subtraction practice for her students.
Step 1: Students went to qrvoice.net to write a math story to produce a QR code. (Mrs. Thomas typed for accuracy, but students dictated to her their own subtraction story.)
Step 2: Students printed then cut out their QR code, glued to construction paper then drew a corresponding picture to match their math subtraction story.
Step 3: Students scanned and practiced their classmates' QR code subtraction stories.