The second graders practiced making their thinking visible using Vittle! They are getting really good at explaining their thinking! Today I challenged them to complete an addition problem (two digit + 1 digit), while including a strategy of their choice, and important key words. I was very impressed! Here are their Vittles!
Mrs. Little's Class
Ms. Skala's Class
Mrs. Duran and Mrs. Stump's Class
The 5th graders learned all about stop motion, and will begin their storyboards the next time I see them! They are so excited to get started!
Just like the 2nd graders, I taught the 1st graders all about a new app - it's a screen casting app called Viitle (see my previous post about Vittle). Students are working on adding and subtracting within 10 - and different strategies to help. For example: draw a picture, use a tens frame, use a number line, use a number bond, etc. As you can see/hear... the kids need LOTS of practice with screen casting. We will keep working on writing our names, and speaking in a clear tone. It's difficult! But again... this is just their practice, so we will celebrate small victories! You can also easily assess a student's comprehension by watching them solve problems. It's pretty awesome! We (as teachers) need to remember (and more importantly, show our students) that any road to success is paved with errors and mistakes, and all it means is that we will be better next time!
Mrs. Boco's Class
Mrs. Lohner's Class
The 5th grade is still working hard on their stop motion animations. Check back soon! I will post them as soon as the students have finished working on them!
I taught the 2nd graders about a new app today! It's a screen casting app called Viitle! I love Screen Chomp, however it is no longer available in the app store, and there are no easy sharing options. There are a few things I absolutely LOVE about Viitle. First, it limits the screen cast to 1 minute. I'm pretty sure the paid version of the app allows a longer recording time, but for our purposes, 1 minute is perfect. It forces the student to be mindful about what they plan to draw/write/record. They must plan to include all the necessary information, and it leaves no room to be playing around. Secondly, the sharing is so easy! The students can easily save their movie into the iPad's camera roll, or AirDrop it to my iPad... so cool! The kids totally love using AirDrop too, it's like magic!
Students were working on representing numbers (into the hundreds) in multiple ways: standard form, word form, picture form, expanded form, etc.
*Note: this is the first time the students used Vittle, so there might be some student errors, but we need to remember (and more importantly, show our students) that any road to success is paved with errors and mistakes, and all it means is that we will be better next time!
Mrs. Little's Class
Mrs. Skala's Class
Mrs. Stump's Class
4th grade is still working really hard on their stop motion animations! Stay tuned - they will be posted as soon as they are completed!
Today we learned all about screencasting - using an AWESOME app called ScreenChomp! It's a free and easy screencasting app... but unfortunately, I don't think it's available on the iTunes store anymore! Another downfall to ScreenChomp - I can't export the student work. I will be investigating other screencasting apps in the meantime, since the student work is fabulous! If anyone has any ideas, please contact me!
We learned all about Stop Motion today by watching my Prezi - and we will be planning our very own Stop Motion math video next time! Stay tuned!
Today was my first day with 3rd graders, so we learned all about Stop Motion Animation by watching the Prezi I made. They will be planning their own film next time!
Since many of the 6th graders planned their Stop Motion Math videos last week, we started to film! We even had a few groups finish their animations! I was AMAZED at what they came up with in such a short amount of time! I won't post them yet - since we are going to put them into iMovie and add sound effects, music, and voice over... but here are some photos of students working on their projects, and a short video clip! Enjoy!
Here is a sneak peek of some 6th grade filmers in action!
Stay tuned for the finished products! I'm excited!
We started out our RESULTS Digital Media Arts class with Go Noodle today... and these kids are too darn cute!
We also started our screencasting planning. YouTube was down for a bit, so I was unable to show some videos, so instead, I brought up Explain Everything app and we tested out making a screencast! This one was done with myself, and my good friend Brian, from Mrs. Stump's class. I was so proud of his math problem-solving!
In 5th grade, we learned all about animation - and I showed them my Prezi from yesterday. Then, the kids started to storyboard their stop motion animation projects! We will need to storyboard a bit more, but we will begin animating! Here are some awesome examples of some 5th grade storyboards!
These kids are so excited for animation! Woo hoo! It's going to be a fun year!
Today was the first day of RESULTS for 1st and 6th graders... and it was so much fun! The first graders started their day with some Go Noodle (Pop See Ko!), which is always a blast!
Then we talked about screen casting. I showed them a few YouTube examples:
And the students worked on storyboarding their own math related stop-motion! The kids are really excited about this new adventure - and so am I!
The 6th graders were introduced to stop motion animation today. I showed them a Prezi I created showing TONS of awesome examples! I also showed them my Lego stop motion attempts. Some students started planning their animation! Click here to access the planner the students used. Then, the students shared their progress with the group (sorry the picture is so dark!).
It's going to be a great year with these kiddos!
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!
1st and 6th Grade (Mrs. Mitchell's Class)
Today, I worked with the 1st grade and 6th grade! The 1st graders learned podcasts, and we even listened to a few examples, like: History Goes Bump Podcast, Current Events with an 8 Year Old, and The News to Amuse. We learned that podcasts can serve many different purposes: mostly to inform, to entertain, and to persuade. I then showed them the GarageBand app, and we learned about recording our voices. We completed a reading of a Spring Poem as our very first podcast. The students really love hearing their voices, as well as their classmates! They will be working on their OWN podcast during the next few weeks. Here are our Spring Poem Podcasts. Enjoy!
The 6th graders learned how to plan their podcast. We listened to a few more examples of podcasts, and I showed them the Podcast Storyboard that I created. The students worked hard with their their groups to think of some creative ways to teach their listeners about Ancient China. Here are some pictures of them hard at work! I will be so excited to share them with you when they are done in a few weeks!
3rd and 4th Grade
Today, I worked with the 3rd and 4th grade! They all learned podcasts, and we even listened to a few examples, like: History Goes Bump Podcast, Current Events with an 8 Year Old, and The News to Amuse. We learned that podcasts can serve many different purposes: mostly to inform, to entertain, and to persuade. I then showed them the GarageBand app, and we learned about recording our voices. We completed a reading of a Spring Poem as our very first podcast. The students really love hearing their voices, as well as their classmates! They will be working on their own podcast during the next few weeks. Here are our Spring Poem Podcasts. Just press the 'play' button and make sure your volume is turned up! Enjoy!
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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