Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Doodle Text App

One of my students came across a Doodle Text App today and we used it right away during our small group Jeopardy review game.  The app was used to replace mini whiteboards and dry erase markers for writing down answers.  It is easy to use and makes writing even more fun with all the color and background choices!  Take a look at some students putting it to use!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sub Tomorrow.... Created a video plan! :)

I am so thankful to our wonderful technology department here in Pulaski!!  Today they delivered a wireless microphone to me to use for creating video lessons.  I was so excited I had to test it out today before I left!!

Tomorrow I will have a sub in the morning.  So, I decided to use the new wireless mic and create a video sub plan/instructions.  Take a look below.  There are still some things I want to tweak/add for future videos, but I was very happy with the results for the first time around!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Move over 501 Verb Books here comes the Spanish Verbs app!

I have a set of 501 verb books in my classroom, but with the introduction of the Xoom tablets students are now choosing to use the "Spanish Verbs" App instead.  Today they utilized it to reference the correct present tense conjugations of various verbs while completing a group correct (strategy introduced to me by my colleague, Tracie Van Gheem-Rottier).  

Friday, September 9, 2011

QR Code Access to Discussion

Students using a QR code displayed on the Smartboard to access our online class discussion.

Discussion via texting and Xooms!

We had a mini discussion in class yesterday using a combination of devices, Xooms and Cell Phones.  Some students added to the discussion online through polleverywhere while others texted their input via cell phones.  

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

1st Quiz with Xooms + Google Docs

Instead of taking the quiz in traditional paper/pencil format, the students took the 1st quiz of the year through a Google Form.  The Xoom tablets were used to access the quiz link on the class blog.  With 15 tablets half the class took the quiz while the other half worked on a different activity. 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Great 1st day with the Xooms!

I was curious to see what the learning curve would be like for students with the Xoom tablets, but they seem to be pretty quick to navegate it!

Take a look at the video of their first activity using the tablets!