1:1 iPads

Here’s a peek at some apps that  we use daily on the iPads.

Edmodo Introduction

ScootPad Introduction

iMovie Projects

After reading Iron Thunder by AVI, students wrote informational reports. These students wrote their report on nautical flags. After writing their report, they created this iMovie for their presentation.

iMovie Project for Informational Reports

Here’s a peek at one or our field trips to Lansing’s Capitol Building.

iMovie Trailer – Lansing Trip

After writing author biography reports, students used iMovie trailer on their iPads to introduce their reports.

iMovie Trailer -Author Introduction for Biography Reports

 

 

 

Using Keynote to Make Flashy Flashcards

I introduced several new words to the students last week. They did a great job using their iPads to make some very flashy flashcards! First I introduced them to the basics of Keynote. For each slide, they created 3 text boxes. The text boxes included the vocabulary word, the definition, and an example sentence or poem. After they had the text boxes finished, they animated each text box. They ordered their animations so the definition came in first, followed by the sample sentences or poem, and finally the vocabulary word came in last. This way, they tap once and see the definition and try to think of what the word is. They can tap again to see the sample and the last tap shows the answer. We will add new terms throughout the year. They can use this keynote presentation to study independently or quiz their partner. Vocabulary words: alliteration, onomatopoeia, personification, rhyme, metaphor, simile, limerick, haiku
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Ravenna Schools
Planted in promise – Growing in pride

Writing About Inferences

The students were asked to respond to a focus question while reading their stories today. I posted a question on Edmodo and they typed their response as they read with partners. We were so excited to see the responses appear in Edmodo! We also used Google Earth to “fly” to El Salvador and learn about the place where the character lived.

Liz Olrich Sent from my iPad
Ravenna Schools
Planted in promise – Growing in pride

Character Trait Poem

After reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, students worked on a character study of Sheila. They also wrote their own character trait poems! The final copies will be on their lockers for parent/teacher conferences!

Liz Olrich Sent from my iPad
Ravenna Schools
Planted in promise – Growing in pride

Writing Conferences

I really enjoy the opportunity to sit down with each of my 77 language arts students for our first writing conferences. The students have been working on publishing their first piece of writing. The poems that they are working on really give me an insight to their lives. They are such an interesting, creative, and unique bunch of 4th graders!

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Ravenna Schools
Planted in promise – Growing in pride

Character Traits

Today we learned about character traits. We focused on Sheila from “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing” We then created a poem about Sheila based on ideas that we could infer from the story. Finally, students worked on their own poem. Their poems contain character traits about themselves. We sure did learn a lot about our classmates!

Liz Olrich Sent from my iPad
Ravenna Schools
Planted in promise – Growing in pride

We are creating iMovies to introduce our author reports!

We have been working on our author reports for the past few days. It’s amazing how much research the students can complete on their iPads compared to our computer lab days! The students have been creating iMovie Trailers to introduce their favorite authors for their reports. Most students were able to create their iMovie in less than an hour!
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Ravenna Schools
Planted in promise – Growing in pride

We’re in the News!!

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Meet the Challenge – iMovie Trailer

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Ravenna Schools
Planted in promise – Growing in pride

The Students Learn Some Exciting News!!!!!

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“Change is the end result of all true learning”

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