Sometimes you just have to end the year with a bit of holiday fun. The sixth graders had a blast today using the VidRhythm app. Limited educational value, but a great way to celebrate the end of our class!
Here is a link where you can download the VidRhythm app for free!
If you are done with your Knowmia tutorials, please use these links and work through the lessons to learn a little bit about coding/programing for the the computer. Click on the lesson with the Angry Birds activities, watch the videos, and then do each of the activities. (There are 10 lessons.) Remember which lesson you stop on so you can restart on the next day:
Angry Birds Maze Lessons
if you have more time, you may explore some of the other links to activities at the link above.
Here are links to the latest MAP test vocabulary tutorials created by our sixth graders:
Persuade by Rachel, Tori, and Victoria
Greatest Common Factor by Ahlon, Christian, and Chris
Quart by Colin and Johnathan
Polygons by Allison and Hayley
Dialogue by Tori, Rachel, and Victoria
Idioms by Lizzie, Emily, and Karalena
Factors by Ahlon, Christian, and Chris
Interrogative Sentences by Colin and Johnathan
Hyperbole by Allison and Hayley
Fact Families by Ariel and Morgan
Fact and Opinion by Andrew, Micah, and Blake
The Knowmia Teach app is available for free from iTunes and can be used along with a free account at Knowmia to publish your tutorials.
Next week we are going to start planning and making screencast tutorials on the iPad. Today we are going to watch some tutorials for inspiration!
Here are the links to the earlier class’s tutorials:
Symmetry by Caleb
Non-Fiction by Jared, Dubem, and Michael
Technology by Isaiah and Jimmie
Onomatopoeia by Anna, Isabelle, and Caroline
Metaphor by Jimmie and Isaiah
Millimeter by Nolan and Gabe
Grams by Christopher and Austin
Factor Trees by Aria, Aryn, and Ahvon
Mixed Numbers by Destiny, DeSharia, and Bethany
Dividing a Decimal by a Whole Number by Caleb
Faithful Bible Characters by Isabelle, Caroline, and Anna
Imperative Sentences by Gabe and Nolan
Prepositions by Gabe and Nolan
Here is the link to the tutorials from last year:
Here is the link to the Knowmia app tutorials. Use them to learn more about how to do specific things using the Knowmia Teach app:
In the 21st century, it is important that our students can gather information from a variety of media sources as well as from text. Since the 6th grade is learning about African history in Social Studies, we spent a few day using the Discovery Atlas tool from Discovery Education to learn a bit more about the countries in Africa. The Discovery Atlas is wonderfully organized with a world map – you simply click on a country and it takes you to video clips on the country’s culture, government, and resources.
Instead of taking notes on paper, we used the Corkulous app. With this app, you can organize a corkboard with index cards, sticky notes, tape, arrows, images, and more. It is great for the students to be able to move information around and categorize it using colors and visual items. The class was totally engaged in this learning process for over 2 days. Here are a few examples of their “corkboards” – click to view larger:
On the last day, I gave students the opportunity to work with a partner and create a venn diagram which compares and contrasts 2 countries using the free Venn Diagram app.
Corkulous Pro is currently available for $4.99 on the iTunes app store. There is a free version of Corkulous which allows you to create one board and limits your options for sharing.