November 29, 2011

Everyday Math Online Login

During a meeting about Everyday math resources yesterday I learned that we can setup student logins. I have sent all the K-4 student names to McGraw Hill and they have imported them into our school account. The next step is to move students to your own classes. Then we can distribute login and password cards to the students. Students can then login and select a unit and a lesson window which would like like this example:
Another option is that we can set up the "EM Facts Workshop Game" to track your students' progress as a class as well as individually.

November 28, 2011

Digital Citizenship for Parents

Resources for our work on Digital Citizenship with students, faculty and parents.
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

November 19, 2011

Leveraging Learning: the iPad in Primary Grades - Auburn - Nov 2011

This three day institute had four strands: Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment, Leadership & Professional Development,  Data/Research and Technical Project Management. It was hard to split myself between the three strands and I was envious of the school districts that had larger teams attending the Institute. I got an introduction to each of the strands and coordinated with the parent from the Yarmouth Elementary Foundation. I met people from other districts who were looking at iPad implementations in a variety of forms and I attended some sessions with colleagues who are first grade teachers in Cape Elizabeth. The most powerful piece of the three days was visiting a Kindergarten classroom and talking with students using the iPads. The apps they were using for Math and Literacy learning showed the unique opportunities that an iPad can offer for engagement, problem-solving and immediate feedback.

November 8, 2011

Cyberchase Website Revamped and Improved

"The Cyberchase website recently relaunched with all 94 episodes, hundreds of video clips including in-video gaming, engaging math games, and fun printable activities. Find student resources or explore lesson plans and thematic units Cyberchase brings math to life for early elementary."
Cyberchase has some very appropriate high interest connections with our Math units, many of the games and video clips are on our student Educational Resource pages.