Ms. Johnson’s class recently completed Author Studies using Google Docs. Students worked in small groups to find information about authors in their upcoming novels. The Fourth Graders learned how to cite information using the Google research tool and how to properly use images found on the internet in school projects. If you would like to view these projects visit Ms. Johnson’s Author Studies page on her class website.
Want to create a Google Form but not sure where to begin? View this quick tutorial created by Lee Webster. When creating forms for students within our district Google account, remember elementary students cannot access email. You will need to embed the link to the form on your class website or blog.
Some tips at the elementary level:
1. Make sure you do not check the box that requires a student to sign-in
2. Create a question on the form for students to enter his/her name and make sure that question is marked “required” so every entry has a name.
3. Don’t mark all questions “required” unless they are mandatory (or you know they will have time to finish the entire form). For example, if you have activities at the bottom that students may not get to leave the “required” box unchecked so students can submit the rest of the form without being prompted to finish first.
This morning I had the pleasure to spend time with some of my favorite Kinder-Kids at Wilson school!
I’ve been working with the AM and PM classes to help encourage independent computer use during center time. The students are learning how to properly hold the mouse and manipulate through websites saved on the favorites bar. Today we chose Kindergarten appropriate games on http://www.abcya.com.
Miss Landara’s 2nd grade class at Wilson School mapped Flat Stanley’s adventures. Each student sent out a paper decorated Flat Stanley to a friend or family member. Journals, posters and pictures of each adventure were showcased in the hallway for all at Wilson School to see. If you weren’t able to see the display visit Miss Landara’s Map to see the many locations around the world visited!
One of my favorite blogs to read is Tony Vincent’s Learning in Hand. Learning in Hand is a resource for educational technology. From netbooks and web applications to iPods, iPads, and podcasting, Tony has put together practical information for educators. Follow him on twitter too!
Read Tony’s post about building positive behavior using ClassDojo