Thursday, October 1, 2015

Tell Me a Story!

I read a story, then I retell it. That's what kindergarteners in Mrs. Keffales's Next Gen classroom did this morning. Using the ChatterPix Kids app, students photographed the book they read, then retold the story in their own words.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Next Gen Digital Classroom - Phase 2

Welcome to Mrs. Keffales's kindergarten class, the 2015-16 Next Gen Digital Classroom (NGDC) added to the Robertson campus. This class joins Mrs. Rundquist's 2nd grade class in having a cart of iPads to integrate into the curriculum. Already these kindergarteners are using their iPads to learn in a way that they never could before! We look forward to following their progress throughout the year.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Twist on Cinderella

It's Cinderella--with a twist! After reading the story Cinderella to her students, Mrs. Rundquist asked her students to rewrite the story their own way. You may want to read Dogerella or Crockerella--so many creative stories based on the one fairy tale. Using the My Story app on their iPads. They were able to make real online books with covers, pages with colored drawings and clip art or photos, text and voice overs. The results were amazing! Watch this space as we share some of their creations soon.
My Story Tutorial

Friday, March 13, 2015

Sharing Our Expertise

2nd graders in the NextGen classroom shared their iPad expertise with friends in kindergarten. They used the ChatterPix app to create book covers that actually "talk". Book voices were actual student recordings of summaries.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Keynote Speakers

We wish you could have been there to watch these 2nd graders research and create presentations about penguins all on their iPads. Research and note taking was easy with the iPad as a one-stop-shop where they were able to seek answers, find illustrations, and transfer their knowledge to a new-to-them presentation app, Keynote. Take a look at these proud presenters!