Shade structures for Monsters! Design thinkers save the day!
Sit back and listen to wonderful stories by legendary children’s author Ezra Jack Keats that have been read and recorded by Lincoln School’s First Graders. Click the image and use the password Caldwell when prompted.
5th grade students prepared a walking tour of Lincoln School and its surroundings to highlight changes that occurred throughout the years. The students photographed, edited, recorded student audio, created QR codes and assembled the brochure. The QR Codes on the brochure can be scanned to hear the students speak about specific landmarks. Students then helped to create a Google Slide presentation from the brochure. All were invited to view the virtual building tour created for Lincoln School’s Centennial day.
Students in Ms. Fox’s class presented researched information from their space unit while pretending to broadcast their information live from the moon. The class used the Green Screen app by Do ink to add a moon image behind the video clip. Students really looked like they were broadcasting live!
Mrs. LeRouzic created a blog (in Blogger) to share audio recordings (via AudioBoom) of student presentations during weekly current events. Mr. Stiefbold and Mrs. Zimany are also working on broadcasting their class current events.
Mrs. Macken and Mrs. Bakos shared student nonfiction reading on a Padlet wall. Students were practicing fluency while sharing facts to peers. Parents were invited to visit the Padlet wall (click “wall” and enter the password: Caldwell to view). Our plan is to have students listen to the recordings and learn how to comment while sharing new information learned from listening.
Check out Sandra Cappelli’s blog “My Chromebook Adventures in First Grade” and experience 1:1 Chromebooks in the First Grade classroom.
Here is an example of a lesson created in Google Drawing
Mrs. Emmolo and Mrs. Berkman are at it again! After recently attending a workshop hosted by code.org they decided to bring some coding to the Media Centers. “Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color.” Code.org has a vision that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. Coding helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.
Students in Ms. Fox’s class along with the help of Mrs. Emmolo are working with LEGO WeDo systems to key simple machine concepts while building teamwork and communication skills. Students are discovering basic physical science concepts such as gears, pulleys, levers, and wheels and axles through observation, reasoning, prediction, and critical thinking. Students are also learning computer programming concepts needed to make robots move. Watch the video to see student creations tested and witness problem solving on the spot!
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