Second graders learned how to use iMovie to create movies on their own personal heroes! They learned how to add photos and video to a movie project, add narration, trim clips, edit the movie, apply “Ken Burns” effect, etc.
Students learned how to research using an alphabetical children’s directory at the beginning of the year.
Each student was assigned one letter of the alphabet and was able to choose one animal under that letter to research. Students found photos, diagrams, and information about their animal to help them create one page of our class picture dictionary.
Kindergarteners used their imagination to visualize a spring poem by Marlene & Robert McCracken. They used an app of their choice to create the visualization and recorded the poem with my help to create a QR code listening gallery.
Look for bold kites, daffodils, robins, and green grass!
For K parents: All you have to do to listen to the poem is hold a cell phone camera over the QR code. The recording is also in the Kindergarten Digital Portfolio.
Thank you to Jenny and her family for donating to the DMP Foundation by bidding on teacher time with me and Ms. Fritz! Jenny and her friends enjoyed a special “Trip to Italy” where we made a full Italian dinner, listened to Italian music, and designed custom menus on the iPad. We had so much fun!
During technology class, second graders created their own non-fiction books about whales. Each student chose the whale of his or her choice and did research to learn scientific facts about that whale. Students used the iPad apps Explain Everything and Doodle Buddy to publish their books. Scroll down to listen to listen to the e-Books.
Students took their printed books home after Open House!