Daily Archives: October 28, 2014

Halloween Popplet Fun! CoLAR Pumpkin Fun Too!



We have been having some Halloween fun using a new app for us called Popplet!.  The children have been working in partners to create an idea web about Halloween.


I created a folder of Halloween clipart for the students to choose from on my iPad.  Then they created their Popplet by importing the images from the camera roll into their popplets and adding text to the pooplet using the words on the word walls and pocket charts in the classroom.






The children are making them in partners and we will post more of their efforts as soon as they are ready!  I love how fearless they are when it comes to technology!

We have also been having more fun with the CoLAR app and the pumpkin trigger picture.



I incorporated the image into a writing exercise.  We brainstormed some ideas about the dancing pumpkins and the children chose their favorites to add to the story prompt.


After the students wrote down their ideas and colored the pictures we used the iPads to activiate the trigger picture.  Lots of giggles and fun!


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Go Pro Fun!


We also received another really cool prize in the mail that we are really keen to try out! A GO PRO camera which was sponsored by Mind Share Learning! I can’t wait to try it out!  I have been wishing for one ever since I saw a program about them on television.  So you can imagine my excitement when we received the mail from Robert Martellacci that it was on its way!  And it is here!   Our school will really have a lot of fun with this very cool tool!

I have been doing a lot of happy dances in the classroom lately!  Too Much Fun!

I think that the GoPro should go with us on a hayride, don’t you?  Way too much fun!

I think this camera is going to be going on a lot of trips!

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Too Much Fun with a Promethean Board!


We have an exciting new addition to our classroom!  Our Promethean board has been installed and is up and running!  Soooo exciting!


A lot of people helped get it operational and we would like to thank them for all their hard work!


We would especially like to thank the people from Promethean who sponsored this wonderful prize!  The board was one of the prizes in the Mindshare Learning Digital Video Learning Challenge contest that we won in the spring!  It is an amazing prize and WE LOVE IT!  It is going to be very well used!

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We have been using it non-stop!


The students think it is very cool!


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