- fifth grade website
- Children's Choice Awards
- Ben's Guide to the Government (Social Studies)
- Electronic Resources
- myOn Reading
- KASS (Kelly Substitute site)
The TMP website needs a facelift! These are the websites that I use regulary, so please keep:
Once I had introduced and reviewed the reading workshop expectations, I wanted to students to explain them in their own language. I divided the kids into groups and gave them a reading workshop topic (book shopping expectations, reading workshop expectations, choosing good books expectations, reading group expectations, and reading spots expectations). The students then thought about pictures and narration for their 30Hands slide show. We had some help from Mr. Villasana, a technology a guru, who was very impressed with our organization. Here are some examples, one from each fifth grade class, that are all about book shopping. I like that each video is unique, but still covers the content.
Reflection: I really liked using 30Hands and it was easy for the students to use too. It was very user friednly, especially for the narration portion. The students thoroughly enjoyed taking pictures, being subjects within the picture, and adding narration.
In fifth grade, we discuss literacy genres. To help students learn the definitions, along with examples of book titles that fit into each specific genre, students worked in pairs to create genre posters. Once the students created their PicCollage, I uploaded the posters to Picasa. I used Picasa to create a video that I then uploaded to YouTube. Below is a link to our video. Enjoy!
Reflection: I liked using PicCollage, even for myself I had a blast! The posters turned out really good and the students really liked watching the video. It was powerful and we now know our reading genres. The only thing that I didn't like about PicCollage was the sharing of pictures. Since each group had their own iPad, I had to transfer the pictures through the USB cable to the computer.