Ms. Nottage here. Well, it's been awhile since I've written so, here's an update as to what we're doing in New Durham. As always, the students and teachers are busy learning and teaching, old concepts and materials, as well as new!
In December our District Tech Integrator, Mr. Baroody came to spend a week with various classes showing them some of the new apps available and how to use them in the classroom.
Our second graders spent some time with him learning how to use Google Docs. They were also taught how to take a picture of themselves using their Chromebook camera and insert it. They were very excited!
Third graders spent time learning how to use the app Flipgrid a video conferencing app. Flipgrid allows the teacher to ask a question, or pose a problem, and the students to answer using audio and video through their device. Flipgrid then adds all students responses to a "grid." It's fun and engaging and gives all students a "voice" in their learning.
Some of the newer technologies being used throughout our district to help enhance lessons are apps like Thinglink and Explain Everything. These apps off our students various ways to present there work using audio, visual, sound effects, and other elements to create rich projects.
Another recommendation for student use is Anchor. A podcast and audio editing program that students will have a blast using and can even invite friends to make recordings with them.
A popular app that is being recommended for use is Adobe Scan. This app can use mobile technologies to scan documents and turn them into editable PDF's.
So check out some of these app's for yourself. Below are some links to videos that will show you just how they can be used.
Hi Everyone, Ms. Nottage here. I work in New Durham School's Library Media Center. I have been in this position for 5 years now and absolutely love working with students of all ages explore the wonders of media. Come join us and find out what's new in the literary and technology worlds!
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