Kindergarteners create digital stories

Teaching lessons involving heavy technology use to kindergarteners is always an adventure!  Sometimes it is difficult to anticipate the flow, timing, and outcome of the lesson.

 

I always love the opportunity to work with Ms. Burton’s kindergarten students at BES!  They are great listeners and eager to participate in any lesson utilizing technology.  For their most recent project the students learned to use a digital story telling app called 30 Hands.  Using this app the students could take pictures and record themselves reading a story.  First, the students created a character.  Then the students wrote a story about that character.  Students next had to take a picture of their character within the app, and practice reading their story.  The students were able to record their stories within the 30 Hands app.

 

The next day I returned to Ms. Burton’s class so the students could share their stories with one another.  Since it was our first time using this particular app, we also spent some time reflecting on the project via class discussion.  The students shared that next time they should speak a little louder or position themselves closer to the microphone.  The class unanimously agreed that they loved creating digital stories using 30 Hands!

 

Here are some examples of the students’ work!

 

 

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iPads at RES

4th graders at RES love to use iPads for reading fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary!  Thanks for the great pictures, Beth Ferguson (check out her blog for great articles about parenting students in the upper elementary grades)!!

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Kindergarteners in Mrs. Alvis’s class were busy today practicing how to wake up the iPads, “swipe” the screen (their term), find and activate different apps, and how to exit an app. They also learned how to use three new apps that they can use during center time. They were having fun while hard at work!

 

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