Aventures inoubliables « à la iPad » / Inspirational iPad App Adventures

Cette semaine, les 3e années de la classe de Mme Biglands, et de la classe de Mme Fitzgerald sont venues à la bibliothèque dans le but d’appliquer leurs nouvelles connaissances au sujet des communautés urbaines et rurales en se servant des iPads. Grâce à l’application « Pic Collage », les élèves ont créé de beaux collages démontrant plusieurs mots clés reliés à leur unité d’études sociales. Ces derniers sont devenus de véritables dictionnaires visuels. Les élèves ont même pu partager leurs travaux sur Edmodo! De plus, leurs produits ont inspiré d’autres… Les autres classes de 3e viendront la semaine prochaine!

Les premières années sont venues explorer « La magie des mots ». Les élèves pratiquent la reconnaissance des sons en français, ainsi que leurs mots du mois, comme les couleurs et les nombres. Ils étaient tellement fiers de partager leurs connaissances avec leurs enseignantes et leurs camarades. L’exploration continuera la semaine prochaine.

La classe de Mme Blake (1ère année) a commencé à tâtonner avec la version « Smart Notebook » sur les iPads. Les élèves sont en train de construire de très belles phrases qui incorporent non seulement les nombres, mais aussi les mots clés : Il y a _____. Les autres classes de première viendront s’amuser au cours des prochaines semaines.

Dernièrement, l’exploitation du site Edmodo continue. Plusieurs classes, notamment les 6e et les 7e années sont venues apprendre comment afficher des messages, et télécharger des documents à l’intérieur de leurs « sacs à dos » (des bibliothèques virtuelles, et personnelles). Ces outils seront très utiles lors des prochains mois car ils permettent aux élèves de sauvegarder des documents, des images et/ou des liens, au lieu de se servir toujours des clés USB (qui se perdent facilement). Les enseignant(e)s réjouissent tous et toutes!

 

This week, Mme Biglands and Mme Fitzgerald’s Grade 3 classes came to the library to apply their newly acquired knowledge with regards to both urban and rural communities. They were thrilled to learn that this would be done through the use of iPads. Using the “Pic Collage” App (which is yet another wonderful free App), the students created a series of incredibly colourful and complex collages which depicted several key vocabulary words related to their current Social Studies unit. Once they were compiled, they became a virtual visual dictionary. The students were excited when they found out that their collages could be uploaded to their Edmodo accounts! Their efforts paid off, and they were able to inspire others through their work: the other Grade 3 classes have scheduled time next week!

The Grade one classes also came; however, they chose to explore the “Magie des mots” App (approximately $2 to download). Students practiced letter-sound relationships, and spelled out familiar words, like colours and numbers. They were so excited, especially those who were able to complete several words independently. They quickly shared their work with their peers and their teachers. The exploration will continue throughout next week!

Mme Blake’s class (also Grade 1) were fortunate to begin working with the “Smart Notebook” App. They were able to use their knowledge of the Smartboard, in a smaller format. Working in pairs, they formulated some wonderful French sentences, based on a combination of pictures. They used their solid knowledge of numbers and familiar vocabulary to complete a new structure: Il y a… The other Grade 1 classes will be swinging by for similar adventures in the coming weeks.

Lastly, Edmodo mini-lessons continue to provide both students and teachers with indispensable tools and online experiences. Many classes, most notably the Grade 6s and 7s, have been learning about helpful features, such as the “Backpack” tool. This allows them to upload links, documents, and pictures/images directly to their Edmodo accounts in their personal library. This allows students to access the necessary information from home or from school. Many will no longer use USB keys, as they will simply upload the files to their accounts. This was a great relief to both teachers and students, as the keys are easily misplaced. Such features will surely come in handy over the coming months.  

 

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