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!
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?
I was incredibly lucky to work with 2 fantastic classes today - Mrs. Wahlroos' Kindergarten class, and Mrs. Lohner's 1st grade!
In Mrs. Lohner's 1st grade, the students worked on recording short podcasts (we used this voice recorder app) about their American Symbols, This was their first time recording, so it was pretty neat! The students learned how to introduce themselves and include thoughtful dialogue. We will be working on conclusions and follow-up questions next time! Have a listen below... enjoy!
In Kindergarten, I filmed each student individually reading their George Washington reports. What a treat! I was so proud of their hard work and dedication! Mrs. Wahlroos is doing a wonderful job fostering the love of reading, and encouraging confidence with her students. Keep it up Kindergarten!
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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