On Friday, October 9th, fourth grade students in Mrs. DeMarco’s class celebrated their first publishing party. Instead of a traditional party students hosted a “digital” publishing party. Students created their own blog pages within Blogger and uploaded published pieces. Guests who were not able to physically attend were invited to visit Mrs. DeMarco’s Blog and click on published pieces. Feel free to explore Mrs. DeMarco’s blog for project ideas and click on a student name to read personal narratives.
5th grade students at Lincoln School used iPads to take landscape images around the school and playground. With the help of Mrs. Kaufman students researched landscape artist, Ansel Adams, to help prepare for this project. This week students retrieved images from their Google Drive to edit in Google Drawing. Students manipulated images with cropping, coloring and brightness. The images will be printed, framed and hung in the new Lincoln School Art Gallery. For daily art class updates by Mrs. Kaufman follow Lincoln School’s FB page @ Lincoln School k-5 Art.
This year, fourth grade students at Wilson and Jefferson Schools will be participating in a project called the Global Read Aloud. The idea behind it is very simple; teachers around the world read the same book aloud to their students and then use technology to share the reading experience with other classrooms.
During the project, Mrs. Emmolo and Mrs. Berkman will be reading Fish In a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt and assisting the classes as they connect with students around the world who are reading the same book. This project will allow students to use technology tools in a meaningful way, as well as learn about other cultures, all while listening to a fantastic read aloud. They will also be using Twitter to facilitate these connections and conversations.
More than 200,000 students are already signed up to participate, what an exciting project! If you would like more information about the Global Read Aloud, feel free to visit the website http://www.theglobalreadaloud.com.
Follow & on Twitter to experience the Global Read Aloud with CWC. Checkout the official hashtag #GRA15 – this is for anything Global Read Aloud related.
The author already tweeted back to acknowledge their participation 🙂