Tag Archive: iPads

Mar 25

VSRA Conference

Last week I had a wonderful opportunity to attend the VSRA Conference (Virginia State Reading Association) in Roanoke, VA.  As an ITRT I wouldn’t have initially thought to attend this conference, although I’ve never been let down attending as a classroom teacher.  I am thankful I did go, because I had the chance to spend …

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Mar 20

Student Learning Slam – Collaborative Writing

Students in Mrs. Dema’s 4th grade class at Goochland Elementary School have been hard at work on a collaborative research and writing project with Ms. Gill’s 5th grade class at Randolph Elementary School.  Listen to Kylie in our Student Learning Slam as she describes how she uses Google Docs to communicate with her partner, share …

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Jan 16

World Faire!

The week before winter break GES 5th graders hosted a day-long World Faire that was the culmination of months of hard work in Jen Cosby’s class. In October students were put into research teams. Their mission was to work collaboratively with their team to research a foreign country of choice and prepare presentation materials for …

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Nov 26

GES iPad Exhibition

In Goochland County this year we began an incredible journey to explore the benefits of 1:1 devices in learning.  Our pilot began at Goochland Elementary School, where all 3rd through 5th grade students and teachers were given an iPad.  Everyday I am amazed at what students are learning and producing!  Furthermore, I am in awe …

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Nov 25

So much technology in our schools!

As a teacher, do you ever look back at your week and think, “Did all of that really happen?”  Last week was one of those weeks.  It was wonderfully crazy and filled with exciting events and learning opportunities in our schools.   I did not have time to post!  I hope to make up for …

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Nov 07

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)!! Kindergarteners in Mrs. Alvis’s class were busy today practicing how to wake up the iPads, “swipe” the screen (their term), …

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Nov 07

5th Grade World Fair

This year Ms. Cosby has been planning on a “global scale” with her students to host a World Fair at GES.  The students have used Google Apps to collaborate with peers to complete research and create multi-media projects.  Today, students will work on a portion of the project for students that visit the fair with …

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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 …

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Oct 21

First Student Learning Slam – Edmodo in Reading Class

Our students are using the iPads to get the most out of their school experience each day.  They are creating unique products to demonstrate what they have learned, and are collaborating with others.  In an effort to showcase the amazing work our students are doing, I am going to feature student work in a weekly …

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Oct 11

Loving the Reflector App!

The majority of the lessons I teach involve the use of iOS devices.  At GES all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders have their own iPads to use (click here to see information about our pilot).  At BES and RES have access to a class set of 30 iPads that travel on a cart.  All students …

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