TGIF Tech-April 29th

  • SumoMe

In case you have just come off a deserted island or emerged from a cave that did not have wifi, you might have heard about the Royal Wedding so I thought I would start with a couple ways to keep abreast of all that is the Royalty Wedding.

Download the Wedding Program into your iPhone (you will need to have the free iBooks application on your Apple mobile device)
All right onto tech stuff…
Teacher Showcase:
Here is a nice example of using the MACS for Math integration. In this lesson 5KC had students use the Huckleberry Mirrors (Image attached) that turn the iSight camera on the MacBook into a forward facing camera. Then using Photo Booth the kids recorded themselves solving different algorithms using mini white boards. This is a great way to have students reflect on their learning.
Grade 1 Has been busy finishing up their drawings for the Shanghai Goes Wild Project. You can check those out below:
Ed Technology Stuff:
Please use the link below to visit their site. This is a laid back Saturday of Tech PD at Concordia (Pudong). 100RMB gets you some great sessions led by Apple Distinguished Educators and lunch. You can’t beat this deal and I have heard very positive feedback from teachers that have attended.
iTunes U:
iTunes U has some great k-12 content on it. To access iTunes U, open up iTunes and on the left click on iTunes U. You can search for just about anything.
Here are a couple that have some great content:
This one is great to learn about registering for a google account, to Google Docs, to everything in between that Google has to offer-lots of short tutorial vids here to watch.
ES Technology Links: (From TekTok Blog)
In the spirit of Spring and with everything beginning to green I thought some links on plants would be fitting.
Here are some links for your classroom:
In order to thoroughly understand pollination, try these hands-on activities in your classroom. Students will hand pollinate plants, create their own flowers, sort flowers by the types of pollinators they require, and classify flowers.
It’s spring – time to sprout some seeds! Students can learn a great deal about seed requirements for growth, as well as their anatomy, when they sprout some seeds in the classroom. Be sure to track progress daily, keep records, and compare results.
The Plant Life Cycle
Try this Brain Pop entry for an introduction to the life cycle of a plant, and then click on the second link for lesson ideas on the plant life cycle.
Now that your students are familiar with the life cycle of a plant, try this printable student exercise for testing knowledge.
Have a great weekend here ever you are. I hope your weather is as nice as ours has been in Shanghai.
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