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Appy Holidays from Amy and Jolie! This week we visited classrooms to spread holiday cheer and teach students how to use an iPad app. In kindergarten and first grade, students wrote letters of appreciation. They used the template below to compose the letter.
Next, students chose two holiday props and had their picture taken in front of a festive background. Students put their photo into the Screen Chomp app, then recorded themselves reading their letter of appreciation. Screen Chomp creates a URL to videos made in the app, so we shared the link with parents so they could watch their child's video. Here are some examples from kindergarten:
Second and third grade became comic book authors with the Strip Designer app. We read the beginning of the book Penguins by Liz Pichon, where a girl drops her camera into the penguin enclosure at the zoo. Students had to write their own ending to the story to tell what happened to the girl and her camera. Here are some alternate endings:
We're looking forward to an Appy New Year in 2014!
First grade students created an eZoo!
First, the librarian read Cockadoodle Moo, a book about animals made up of a combination of two different animals. Students worked with a partner to decide what kind of hybrid animal they would like to make. Then they researched both animals and drew a picture of what it would look like. Their research was developed into a script, and students recorded themselves reading it.
Check it out!