Saturday, October 4, 2014
Without a Doubt, Change is Essential!
for a note-taking tool. The unit also includes hands-on science investigations which the students will document using the iPad so they can share their investigation like a scientists! As you can see in the image, students are engaged in creative and challenging activities as they access information, build knowledge, and share it with others.
And one more example... Ten fifth grade students give up their lunch break (and rainy day recess) to create book commercials for picture books for the k-2 students. They read the book, create a short summary without giving away the ending, they grab an iPad, and using a cool app called Tellagami, they create a 30 second book commercial. The link for their video clip is then encoded onto a qr code which is glued to the inside cover of the book. Next week, K-2 students will learn how to use the iPad app Qrafter to scan the code and listen to the commercials. Hopefully, the 5th graders were persuasive enough! Our goal is to increase the range of books K-2 students choose from the "E" section of the library. This project is a win-win situation for all involved. The older students are refining their skills in summarizing, fluency, appropriate use of technology, while providing a valuable service to our school community. The images below show what the video commercial would look like. However, to access a sampling of these commercials, either scan the QR code or click on the link!
Scan the qr code with your iPhone or iPad or click here.
Scan the qr code or click here.
So, I hope you can see that we are not taking for granted one single bit the opportunity we have been given this school year. The benefits of collaboration between the media specialists and teachers in each of our elementary schools is worth the struggles that do come with change.
Keep on collaborating!
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