BEYOND GOOGLE A couple more of the activities I did with the 5th graders using technology.
Fifth Grade Standards The students will also write realistic fiction that conveys one central idea with consistent tone and voice. Standards of Learning: 5.7f; 5.7h; 5.8c; 5.8d; 5.8e
ITSE Standards Standard 1: Creativity and Innovation- students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. a.) apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products or processes. b.) create original works as a means or personal or group expression. Standard 6: Technology Operations and Concepts- Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, operations, and systems. a.) understand and use technology.
Students created original realistic fiction writing pieces. We discussed creativity, voice, and how author's make their writing come alive using voice and vocabulary. To add a twist to our writing students were able to bring their writing to "life" using the Puppet Pals application using the iPad. Students were given a mini lesson on how to select puppets to represent their characters, and they recorded themselves reading their published piece! I snapped a picture of the author, and created a QR code that linked viewers to the Puppet Pals video listed below. This is a show you don't want to miss! Enjoy!
For our school's annual fall book fair each grade level was invited to create a bulletin board with a Monster theme. One of the requirements was for students to be involved. Our students wrote about their favorite "Goosebumps" book.
Additionally, fifth grade students from all five classes came together to share with families and students alike all that they have learned in order to write a "Mad Exciting Story."
I created an QR code for the short interview the students put together as well as the catchy tune for remembering the elements of a fantastic story. Directions for scanning the QR were outline on the bulletin board. Parents, students, and visitors were able to use an iPad that was kept in my room specifically for the interactive bulletin board. An awesome project with fabulous students! It was so outstanding that our grade level was the winner for the intermediate grades! Check out the video below!