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VRSA 2014 Presentation

  1. 1. iPads + Apps + Blogging = Students Excited about Reading and Writing Alisa Downey and Tina Coffey STEM Crazy Teachers
  2. 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. 3. Objectives for this Presentation • Intro—Student Engagement • Showcase Projects using Technology (and STEM) • Short Activity • Technology Playtime
  4. 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. 5. Reading
  6. 6. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs By Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
  7. 7. Examples (STEM Project) • Big Bad Wolf Video
  8. 8. Examples (Pic Collage)
  9. 9. Snowmen All Year Long by Caralyn Buehner by Caralyn Buehner
  10. 10. “At Home in the Cold” from Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears Example: http://beyondpenguins.ehe.osu.edu/
  11. 11. Provides leveled text, readers theaters, and take home books.
  12. 12. Examples (Video) Snowmen Design Video
  13. 13. Examples (STEM Project)
  14. 14. Examples (Pic Collage)
  15. 15. Examples (Videolicious) • Videolicious Video Example 1 Example 2
  16. 16. That Book Woman by Heather Henson The Librarian of Basara by Jeanette Winter
  17. 17. Examples (PBL Project and STEM Projects) http://littlefreelibrary.org/
  18. 18. Example (Pic Collage)
  19. 19. Iditarod Literature http://iditarod.com/ http://itcteacheronthetrail.com/ Use videos, images, and text to help build prior knowledge.
  20. 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. 21. Rosa Parks: Freedom Rider By Keith Brandt and Joanne Mattern
  22. 22. Examples (Popplet and Videolicious) Videolicious Video:
  23. 23. Island of the Blue Dolphins By Scott O’Dell
  24. 24. Examples (Pic Collage)
  25. 25. Writing
  26. 26. Snowman Descriptive Writing with Blog Buddies Tip: Check Out Jen Wagner Projects!
  27. 27. Snowman Skype Tip: Find partners for similar projects on Skype in the classroom
  28. 28. Writing Books
  29. 29. Examples from Book Creator • See iBooks on the iPad
  30. 30. Student Blogging Post Projects Writing Practice
  31. 31. Comments-Authentic Audience From Teachers From Administrators From Classmates
  32. 32. Comments-Authentic Audience From People Around the World Tip: #Comments4Kids
  33. 33. QR Codes
  34. 34. Teacher Blogging Digital Archive (website, blog, or wiki to show work)
  35. 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. 36. How to Use Pic Collage Pic Collage
  37. 37. ABC Book Examples (Pic Collage)
  38. 38. Pic Collage Task • You have 5 minutes to create a pic collage showcasing the object you just built.
  39. 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. 40. Dropbox • We use dropbox so students can transfer projects from the student iPads to the teacher’s computer.
  41. 41. Chatterpix • This app was also mentioned during the presentation. Here are a few examples:
  42. 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

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