It is also National Poetry Month – We will be celebrating our 3rd annual Poem in Your Pocket day on April 17th. Stay tuned for more details!
Mrs. Staff’s 3rd graders have been working with me for the last week on recording introductions for their “Night of the Notables” biography project. We used the app Tellagami to create avatars that represent the students as they spoke about their famous person in 30 seconds or less.
The Tellagami app lets you create and share animated messages in 3 easy steps. 1) Customize your character and background. 2) Record your voice for your character to say. 3) Share the finished “Gami” to the camera roll. Once finished the recording can be previewed instantly and corrected, if necessary, by re-recording. The record features, combined with being able to change the background image from one from the Camera Roll, offers endless opportunities for students to share their knowledge on any given subject.
Thanks to Mrs. Staff and her 3rd graders for working with me on this project – They did a fantastic job!
Recently Ms. Wegner’s 2nd graders finished their Google presentations on the animal they researched. Using print and online resources such as PebbleGo, this research project turned out great and the students did a wonderful job of creating engaging presentations. See below for one example. Thanks to Ms Wegner for collaborating with me on this project!
Over the past few years we have used Voicethread to present book talks and non-fiction narratives of our students. This Web 2.0 application is a multimedia presentation of slides that allows for the sharing and collaboration of information. It provides a variety of ways for commentators to add their thoughts via text, voice and video. The potential uses for this application are endless….
Please click here to watch and listen to Mrs. Dennis’s first graders
as they describe their animal they researched, accompanied by a picture each child drew. They did a great job!
I am so proud of our team and how well they worked together when taking the test. Our final team was Emily, Carrie, Lucas and Aliya with Nolan as our alternate.
Mrs. Reimer’s 2nd graders have worked very hard on researching their planets and after collecting information from both print and online resources, they each created models of their planets. They used the Explain Everything app to demonstrate their knowledge. Please view them below: