Sunday, December 20, 2015
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Monday, December 14, 2015
As part of the Hour of Code which took place in classrooms in more than 180 countries last week, Pond Cove's Technology Integrator, Mr. Charltray, visited every Pond Cove Cove classroom to teach coding. First the students programmed a "teacher robot" (me) to stack plastic cups in a specific design. Then they moved on to the coding app Scratch Jr. Before the hour was up, they were customizing cartoon characters and programming them to move across the screen, shrink, grow, and even disappear!
Thursday, December 10, 2015
We have fastened our seat belts, put our tray tables in the upright and locked positions, and "flown" to Australia! There's so much to explore! Here, students are discovering Australia's geographical features by examining an atlas. They are also doing some research to create a booklet of information about Austrlian animals. And of course we've been singing Australian songs: Tie Me Kangaroo Down and Kookaburra.
Students used an iPad app called 30 Hands Pro to create a presentation in which they showed and explained non-fiction text features. They took photos of non- fiction text features such as subtitles, photos, and captions, then recorded themselves explaining the purpose of each feature.