Friday, January 22, 2016

Word Building with Magnetic ABC

I love word building from our Harcourt series but could never keep track of the letters, so now we use the Magnetic ABC App. I just have the students pull out the letters they will need-consonants blue/vowels red and then we start building words from there...a fun twist on an old favorite.








You can change the size and color in settings.


Nearpod Lessons

Nearpod is one of my favorite Apps. It's similar to Classflow but way easier to use and you don't have to enter student names. You can create a lesson or they have premade lessons available for purchase. You can start a live session where you control the pace of the lesson with your teacher iPad or you can send it as homework and they can do it at their own pace in stations and then send you their results.

You can click on a student sample and send it out to all students to see a good example or maybe a not so good example:


This is my library of lessons. I just click a lesson, they send me a simple code and I share it with the students.

KWL Padlet





We created a KWL style chart using Padlet and then read about Lizards using the book below. After we read the book we wrote on our last Padlet about what we had learned.  We had a special surprise visitor as well. Padlet is a wonderful App that is easy to use and the students can all contribute at the same time. If a student gets done typing they can read the others responses.

 




This incredible idea came from Mrs. Wideen's Blog. She gives instructions on how she used Padlet for a KWL chart about frogs.



Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Place Value Flip Book



I took 3 pieces of paper and folded them to make a flip book. If you want to decompose a bigger number use more paper. I love how the students can see the pattern of one side decreasing and the other side increasing by ten. I also love how the flip book gives the students more room when they have to draw more ones.

Holiday Cards


We used the Glaze App to turn our sort of boring iPad art into a fun snowman. These are our Holiday cards for parents.










 
 


 

 

Friday, December 11, 2015

O Christmas Tree



The students made boxes out of construction paper, cut out a Christmas Tree in the middle and then added tissue paper. A plastic tea light makes it light up from the inside!


 
 




The students also used the Doodlecast Mini App to practice adding 3 numbers.
 


The Explain Everything App has a rotating feature that we used to read ee words.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Adding Doubles in Book Creator





The students used the Book Creator App to help them practice adding doubles. The students took a picture, doubled it by copy and pasting it and then wrote an equation to match.

Here is a similar Book Creator Lesson where the students can listen to their favorite doubles song over an over again!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Book Creator Lessons


Book Creator has been a lifesaver in my class. I use it to create lessons for seat work. You can add YouTube videos for the students to watch as well as add sound for directions on each page. They are easily sent to each iPad using AirDrop. I choose a few students to come up and share their book as a closing activity. Here are a couple lessons I've made for my class.