We are starting our second year of having iPads in our elementary classrooms, our Title I CCJH classrooms, and some of our AJHS classrooms. We've created a list of tips for managing the equipment in our classrooms. Tip 1: Team decisions regarding equity
Do video games have the potential to aid learning? That is the question that the technology teacher in Oconomowoc Area School District, in Wisconsin, is trying to answer by introducing his students to a game world called Quest Atlantis. It allows kids to participate in missions which make use of their knowledge of different academic subjects, and submit work to the almighty Council for approval. If approval is granted, the students get to progress to the next level of the game, or take on additional quests. The district is considered a technological pioneer and has been experimenting with game-based learning models for several years.
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I want to recover the sense of play.
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In my kindergarten classroom, there are two teachers: Pat Douglass and myself. We combined our classes two years ago by opening up the wall between our classrooms and merging them into one.
Last Thursday after my presentation at The Literacy Promise conference I sat in on Brad Wilcox's presentation about inspiring students to write. One of the things that he mentioned was having high school students edit the writing of elementary school students. As Brad said during his presentation, "high school students don't care about comma placement in their own work, but they care about it when it is an elementary school student's work because they don't want to give bad directions." He went on to suggest having elementary school students put their writings in an envelope and addressing it to students in their district's high school. Google Documents is designed for exactly what Brad Wilcox described in his presentation at The Literacy Promise conference.
Monday, 09 April 2012 18:03
We all know we should read to our kids. But even if bedtime stories are routine in your house, when's the last time you gave your kids a bedtime math problem?