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VRSA 2014 Presentation

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  • 1. iPads + Apps + Blogging = Students Excited about Reading and Writing Alisa Downey and Tina Coffey STEM Crazy Teachers
  • 2. Alisa Downey Special Education Teacher Oak Grove Elementary Email: adowney@rcs.k12.va.us Tina Coffey Instructional Technology Resource Teacher Roanoke County Schools Email: tcoffey@rcs.k12.va.us Everything from Today’s Session is here: www.STEMCrazyTeachers.com
  • 3. Objectives for this Presentation • Intro—Student Engagement • Showcase Projects using Technology (and STEM) • Short Activity • Technology Playtime
  • 4. Engaging Students • Roanoke County’s Push to tap into 21st Century Skills: • Collaboration • Communication • Critical Thinking • Creativity • By Using • STEM/ PBL • Authentic Learning Experiences • Technology
  • 5. Reading
  • 6. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs By Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
  • 7. Examples (STEM Project) • Big Bad Wolf Video
  • 8. Examples (Pic Collage)
  • 9. Snowmen All Year Long by Caralyn Buehner by Caralyn Buehner
  • 10. “At Home in the Cold” from Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears Example: http://beyondpenguins.ehe.osu.edu/
  • 11. Provides leveled text, readers theaters, and take home books.
  • 12. Examples (Video) Snowmen Design Video
  • 13. Examples (STEM Project)
  • 14. Examples (Pic Collage)
  • 15. Examples (Videolicious) • Videolicious Video Example 1 Example 2
  • 16. That Book Woman by Heather Henson The Librarian of Basara by Jeanette Winter
  • 17. Examples (PBL Project and STEM Projects) http://littlefreelibrary.org/
  • 18. Example (Pic Collage)
  • 19. Iditarod Literature http://iditarod.com/ http://itcteacheronthetrail.com/ Use videos, images, and text to help build prior knowledge.
  • 20. Examples (Trading Cards) Students research mushers and create a trading card on one of them. Students will follow 5 of the mushers during the Iditarod.
  • 21. Rosa Parks: Freedom Rider By Keith Brandt and Joanne Mattern
  • 22. Examples (Popplet and Videolicious) Videolicious Video:
  • 23. Island of the Blue Dolphins By Scott O’Dell
  • 24. Examples (Pic Collage)
  • 25. Writing
  • 26. Snowman Descriptive Writing with Blog Buddies Tip: Check Out Jen Wagner Projects!
  • 27. Snowman Skype Tip: Find partners for similar projects on Skype in the classroom
  • 28. Writing Books
  • 29. Examples from Book Creator • See iBooks on the iPad
  • 30. Student Blogging Post Projects Writing Practice
  • 31. Comments-Authentic Audience From Teachers From Administrators From Classmates
  • 32. Comments-Authentic Audience From People Around the World Tip: #Comments4Kids
  • 33. QR Codes
  • 34. Teacher Blogging Digital Archive (website, blog, or wiki to show work)
  • 35. Your Task: • You have 5 minutes: • Use the materials in your bag to create something that the main character in your book could use. • We will use this item to learn about some technology
  • 36. How to Use Pic Collage Pic Collage
  • 37. ABC Book Examples (Pic Collage)
  • 38. Pic Collage Task • You have 5 minutes to create a pic collage showcasing the object you just built.
  • 39. Other Recommended Apps • Sock Puppets • Videolicious • iMovie • Book Creator • Chatterpix Kids • Read, Write, Think Apps • Trading Cards • Venn Diagram • Word Mover • RWT Timeline • Diamante
  • 40. Dropbox • We use dropbox so students can transfer projects from the student iPads to the teacher’s computer.
  • 41. Chatterpix • This app was also mentioned during the presentation. Here are a few examples:
  • 42. Resources • Check out our website for all our resources: www.STEMCrazyTeachers.com Check out Alisa’s Blogs here: http://kidblog.org/4-Thompson-Downey/ http://kidblog.org/5-Sharp-Downey/ Check out Tina’s Blog here: http://tcoffey.edublogs.org