Friday, September 25, 2015

Kindergarten is Introduced to the iPad

It is always exciting to work with a group of kindergartners on the iPads.  Their enthusiasm knows no boundaries. For them everything seems like magic.
I was invited into Mrs. Ragan's class to show the class the iPads for the first time. We talked about rules like hold the iPad with 2 hands, no running, and be careful if the cover comes off.

Using Mrs. Ragan's new smartboard (she is thrilled!) students were introduced to the app Drawing Pad. We wrote the first initial of our first name in many colors and textures. A loved feature is the eraser and undo arrow.  Then the students were given time to explore the other features in the app. Their creations were of museum quality.

Using Air Server we learned all about Drawing Pad.

"Look Mrs. Klipfel, I can draw Minnie."

"I drew Mrs. Klipfel."

"I know how to write the alphabet."

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Summer Learning

During the summer months teachers are engaged in all types of professional development.  Some take courses, read books, work together on new projects, or create new materials.  On a hot day this August teachers from the Tri Town schools met at the Masco Middle School for a full day of Summer Tech Talk. Workshops included iMovie, smartboard, blend space, power point, GIMP, infographics, flipagram, book creator, pic monkey, and explain everything. It was a lot of fun working collaboratively on technology with other teachers.  Everyone is excited with their new skills and eagerly looks forward to a new school year.  Welcome Back!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

AirDrop Makes Sharing Very Easy!

One of the new and easy ways to share photos and videos from iPad to iPad or iPhone to iPad is with the use of AirDrop.  On the newer devices with ios 7 or later, AirDrop can be located by sliding up from the bottom of the device to show the control center. You will then see the AirDrop option. Select either contacts only or everyone on both devices. Select the photos and tap send. The other device will be prompted to accept. It is that quick and easy!

No I wasn't air dropped.
 No it isn't green screen.
I really did travel to the Grand Canyon!
I took these picture on my iPhone and shared by using air drop.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

It's A Mystery

There have been a lot of unsolved crimes happening at Proctor School recently but students in Mrs. Boucher's Class have used their problem solving strategies and worked to help find the solution. After reading books from the Mystery genre, students worked together to write, edit, and record their own stories.  Enjoy their Mysteries!  Can you predict the solution before the end?

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

How to Books

Students love to create How to Books.  Using the app Book Creator here are a few new books for sharing.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Welcome to Topsfield!

Students working with Mrs. Morris have created an ABC book about Topsfield.

Author Study Margaret Peterson Haddix

Grade Six students have recently completed an author study reading many of the books written by Margaret Peterson Haddix.  Using the app iMovie, small groups of students created a Book Trailer.
Click on the link under each title.  Be careful you will be enticed to check a new book out of the library.