Oct 24

Technology Abounds at RES!

Walk the halls of RES, and you will be reminded instantly of how the teachers are advocating for students to learn 21st century skills!  All in one day you will see technology used at every level from kindergarten through fifth!


Yesterday, students with Ms. Taylor were using Edmodo and posting fluency practice.  They used the site MP3 Record to record the reading of a leveled passage, which was differentiated for each student.  I loved seeing how excited the kids were to improve their time with each recording.  They wanted to keep reading to improve their times and reading expression.  These kind students posted encouraging words to each other about how wonderful their reading sounds.  Her students also used Educreations to practice writing and reading social studies vocabulary.  They used the record feature to share the meaning of each vocabulary word.  Students were illustrating the vocabulary using the app as well!


4th grade students in Mrs. Hadd’s class used Educreations to practice story retellings.  They used an image of a retelling bookmark to guide their own retellings, as they recorded using the app.


4th grade students also worked with partners to complete a Jamestown WebQuest.  Ms. Sprouse spent her lunch time working with students (even working on the floor :) ) to help make the activity a success!


3rd graders in Ms. Goodings class practiced using assessment tools using Interactive Achievement.  They are a fantastic group of listeners and students!


Kindergarteners in Mrs. Tysinger’s class practiced digital skills on the iPads.  They were reading e-books and spelling CVC pattern words in the books they were reading.  Students learned to drag the appropriate letters into the correct order to fill boxes and spell words found in the ebooks.


I had constructive planning sessions with  the 1st grade team, the art teacher (Ms. Edmonds), the music teacher (Mr. Snead), and the school counselor (Mrs. Zorger).  They are all planning exciting projects using digital tools.  Their students will have various opportunities to integrate 21st century skills across all curriculum areas!


The staff at RES is incredibly hard working and inspiring (both to other colleagues and students) each day!  It is a great place to be :) .