Woo hoo! Kindergarten RESULTS was a success! Today we talked about the importance of being gentle when using the iPad, as well as some of the names for the parts of the iPad (power, volume, "home" button", asleep, awake, apps, etc.) and then the kids had some exploration time! We worked on the following apps:
Ollie's Handwriting and Phonics
Eggy 100 HD ("Eggy Words")
Sight Words Learning Games
Math is Fun! Ages 4-5
Counting is Fun!
Sort it Out 1
Sort it Out 2
Check out these videos!
Today, I had the pleasure of working with 1st grade and 4th grade! 1st graders explored some educational apps, such as Doodle Fit, Little Writer, and Cyberchase 3D Builder. Check out the photos and videos below! The 4th graders designed their Word Clouds. Students learned that it's a word frequency app/program, so if they wanted a word to appear larger (like their name), they needed to type it multiple times. The students wrote a short narrative about themselves, including what makes them unique. Students also learned about Apple's Air Drop - which allows content sharing between Apple devices, and sent me their artwork via Air Drop! Enjoy!
1st Graders are hard at work!
1st Graders working on logical thinking and problem solving with Doodle Fit!
1st Grader working on Little Writer!
Mrs. Talamantez's Class - Word Clouds!
Mrs. Sutton's Class - Word Clouds!
Mrs. Ortiz's Class - Word Clouds!
We practiced more skills on the iPad today! Some of the apps that the kids worked on are: Inventioneers, Letter Quiz, and Undersea Math (all *free*). The Kindergarteners are really loving the Inventioneers app (which I thought would be very challenging, but the kiddos are giving it a shot!). I enjoy watching kids ask for help... usually from other students, and students so eager to help each other. Some of these apps are puzzles and involve problem solving, and it is nice to see Kinder students working hard to figure out the solution to a problem, or puzzle. Check out some videos of some of the apps we worked with:
Do you have any favorite Kindergarten educational apps?
Hello there! My name is Dawn Seiter, and I am the Digital Media Arts teacher at Chula Vista Hills Elementary. Please take a look at all the neat stuff we have been doing!
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