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!
The 1st, 2nd, 5th, and 6th graders have been hard at work publishing their podcasts. I will be posting them very soon, so check back!
The 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students got a wonderful start on their podcasts today! We connected their podcast content to the learning that's happening in their classes and the students couldn't be more excited to begin! The students learned all about the functions of Garageband on the iPad and began recording in their makeshift "recording studios". I'm so excited to hear their final products and share them with you! Students should be done recording by next week. Here are some photos of the students working diligently in their "studios"!
Today I worked with half the Kinder kids to discover and explore some new apps. Some of these apps include: Inventioneers (I was really surprised that the students did well on this app - it's tough!), Box Drop Math Addition (fun adding game), Endless Wordplay, Butterfly Math, Caillou Search and Find, Eggy 100 HD, and lots of letter and number tracing apps.
Here are some cute photos I snapped! These kiddos were all about helping each other with the apps! I love it when technology brings kids together to cooperate and collaborate. They had lots of fun getting comfortable around the library and learning together!
I am so excited about our upcoming podcast projects! Each grade will be continuously working on a podcast project for our last 3 RESULTS visits. Each class is working on a different topic, but will have a completed podcast by March! The students worked together in groups of 2-3 to complete the "planning phase" of their podcasts. They worked on the content they'd like to cover, and some students actually practiced recording their voices! Some groups are even thinking about adding sound effects. I'm excited!
Here are some photos of the kids working together to plan their podcasts:
I'd like to congratulate all the new members of the upcoming Chula Vista Hills Broadcast Team! All of these students turned in exemplary applications, and successfully answered some rigorous questions during a panel interview with myself, Mr. Ruth, and Mrs. Bangle. I can tell these students are enthusiastic and passionate, and I'm so excited to work with them! If you see them around campus, make sure to give them a high-5 and tell them "congratulations!"
3rd Quarter Broadcast Team - 2015/2016
Sofia G. - 4th grade
Alex G. - 4th grade
Maya B. - 5th grade
Marcus R. - 5th grade
Alyssa S. - 5th grade
Bella M. - 5th grade
Samantha L. - 5th grade
Julian R. - 6th grade
Bianca R. - 6th grade
Saulo V. - 6th grade
I had the priviledge of working with the CV HIlls 3rd graders to complete our very first green screen video! We filmed this for our Holiday Sing-Along. Hope you enjoy it!
This week, the remaining Digital Media Arts and Technology RESULTS students (Grades 2, 3, 4 and 5) were able to work on GarageBand on the iPads. We collaborated on a group recording of a winter poem, and then the students had time to work and experiment on GarageBand on their own! Choose a poem and listen below! Enjoy!
I was invited into the 3rd grade classes today (Mrs. Hamilton, Mrs. Aring, and Mr. Arizpe) to work on iMovie! All of the 3rd graders took a walking field trip to Rice Canyon this week and recorded their observations of the native resources on the iPad! They were busy learning about the plants and animals in the area, and how the Kumeyaay would've used those resources to survive in the area. The students took pictures, video, and recorded their notes onto the iPad Notes. There were some great photos! The students started compiling their information onto an iMovie. I am so excited to see some finished products! I was very proud of all the hard work they were doing!
In RESULTS today, my Digital Media Art and Technology students were introduced to iPads. We worked on 3 different apps:
1. Eggy 100 HD - it's just like "fruit ninja", but for sight words!
2. Butterfly Math - students practice counting and simple addition
3. And some different letter/number tracing apps: iWriteWords, Little Writer, and Ollie's Handwriting & Phonics.
*All of these apps have FREE versions!
All the kids did really well!
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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