October 28, 2014 · 9:07 pm
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!
We have been using it non-stop!
The students think it is very cool!
October 1, 2014 · 9:05 pm
This is a picture of me with Mobey from the BrainPop booth at the ISTE conference! I had a great time at the ISTE conference in Atlanta, Georgia during the summer! This conference is a huge conference for teachers using technology. This year there were over 18,000 participants! The conference registration was one of the prizes included in the Mindshare Learning Digital Learning Challenge contest that we won this year! It was an amazing conference and I tried to take in as much as I could! I am hoping to add some of the concepts I was introduced to in our classroom this year!
I got to see some of the latest technology!
This guy was really cool!
This is Fintastic from Discovery Education trying to take a bite!
I managed to visit the aquarium in Atlanta during some break time and met some amazing animals!
Can you see the cute little penguins in the background? I think these are the penguins we watched on the webcam in our classroom!
I even got a chance to pet a stingray!
I got a chance to share all of the great work that our classroom has been doing with augmented reality and creative writing at the conference!
I presented a short talk about the stories we have been writing using the augmented reality apps using pictures of the work we had done!
Everyone seemed to really enjoy what they saw!
This is a view of part of the room where I shared our project just before the people came!
It was the first time I had ever spoken to such a large group.
Pretty scary, but fun too!
There was a reception at the Canadian embassy in Atlanta. This is where we received our awards! That was definitely too much fun!
Everyone was so nice!
Wouldn’t you like to play with this guy? Too much fun!!
April 7, 2014 · 9:29 pm
It beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, especially in our class!
The first box from the Mind Share Learning Video Challenge contest arrived last week! Inside was an amazing new Epson PowerLite 96W WXGA 3LCD Projector! Very cool!
You can see from the pictures that the children were very excited! It definitely got a two thumbs up vote! They actually liked all parts of the prize package as they even wanted to have the box!
I told them that I was sure they could have the box too!
We have been working on a variety of projects!
We are continuing to work on the pages for our snowman projects. We will be compiling them into a special format very soon!
We are using a variety of different apps to create the pages to make our books about the snowmen.
We are taking pictures of all the snowmen and labeling them using the Doodle Buddy app!
The children have been working on pages describing their snowman’s favourite meals to add to their books.
And we have been working on the author/illustrator page!
I am very impressed at how well the children can put together the pages using a variety of apps! Very cool!