Monday, March 30, 2015

Rhyming Word Collages

Students in Mrs. Howell's and Mrs. Proffitt's Kindergarten classes at Rutherford College used their 1:1 devices to review and create digital posters of rhyming words using the Pic Collage App.  It is amazing how quickly students catch on and begin navigating themselves.  Check out these examples of student created work!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Researcher, Writer, Editor & Publisher

Students in 5th grade at Forest Hill are beginning to finish their Ecosystem Research Project despite the setbacks from bad weather and snow delays!  Students worked with a partner to take on the role of researcher, writer, editor and publisher of their very own audio book using Quicktime and iMovie.  Students acquired skills across multiple subject areas in order to reach their goal of recording and publishing their book.

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Catch me if you can. . .

Students in Mrs. Stamey's and Mrs. Robertson's 3rd grade classes at Icard Elementary went on a Geocaching hunt to "catch" a Leprechaun or find his treasures today, allowing them the opportunity to engage in discussions of GPS, satellites, compasses and teamwork.  Using a Garmin GPS system students tracked down six different locations, four of which had treats or treasures, and two that were left empty by a sneaky Leprechaun.  These 3rd grade students worked together to locate and record their data, learning that the locations they logged were just as important as using the GPS and reading the compass.

Location Acquired!  Treasure Found!

This team is super excited about their GPS learning experience.

Friday, March 13, 2015

K-2 Ready to Go!

K-2 carts for Rutherford College Elementary School's 1:1 initiative are ready to go.  iPads are loaded and ready for student use.  Teachers are beyond excited about the possibilities for learning and engaging their students for the remainder of the 2014-2015 school year and years to come!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Jog ... Fog ... Hat ... Rat --- Let's Rhyme!

Students in Mrs. Gant's Kindergarten class participate in a series of Rhyming Word activities.  Including reading a book, participating in a Nearpod, and playing a rhyming word game!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Ecosystem Audio Book? I can't wait to see the final product!

Students in 5th grade at Forest Hill Elementary School partnered up to begin creating an Ecosystem audio book using images and research they found from the web. Students are not only learning about science, but also about copywrite and publishing as well. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

What's in the Box ???

Teachers and students at Rutherford College Elementary were curious about the contents of the boxes that appeared in the media center yesterday.   When unveiled, we found that we were one step closer to achieving our 1:1 initiative goal.  The iPad and Macbook Carts have arrived and are on location!