Friday, March 30, 2012

What our Teachers are Saying About Gizmos!

What are Gizmos?  Watch this Video

On March 21st our teachers in grades 3-6 were trained by an expert Gizmo trainer on how to set up their class and use Gizmos to help their students learn Science and Math concepts.  We received a Gizmo subscription and expert training through the NH Digital Resources Consortium Grant.  

Here's what our teacher's are saying about Gizmo.  

"That was super fun! Gonna try it at noon!"

"I love Gizmo! My class is using it now on Monday and Fridays during our mobile lab times in the classroom. Our first adventure is using a line hopper game. We downloaded a hard copy and are recording our answers on them. The kids seem to really like it!"

"I've used Gizmos for both math and science.  The interactive simulations allow for differentiated instruction at it's best as students are able to manipulate the Gizmo in different ways to address their learning needs.  I love it!"

Monday, March 26, 2012

Puppet show about Federal Government

Grace Sylvia and Sarah Heatherton created a puppet show as summative assignment to show their understanding of Federalism

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

World Studies Video On Egypt

Kirsten Ray and Logan Webster produced this short film on Egypt.


The Use of Google Apps and Haiku at LHS

Here is a short movie Andrew Gamble made for a TLC grant that he was apart of about the use of Google Apps at LHS

Canterbury Tale's Ms. Seymour Class

Here are a couple of video's from Western Literature Honors. It is a modern-day interpretation of the Franklin's Tale from the Canterbury Tales by Chaucer.

Taylor Friedman

Amelia Gage

Megan Willeman

Hannah Gariepy

Kang-Chun Cheng  

Monday, February 13, 2012

ELL at Seminary Hill School - Using IPADS to Demonstrate Understanding

An excellent example of UDL (Universal Design for Learning- Watch this video) - ELL students in Rebecca Wurdak's classroom created these outstanding videos.    The students first read Carl Sandburg's poem "Chicago" then they watched the Chrysler TV ad about Detroit and wrote their own city riddle and put it to pictures.  

Submitted by:  Rebecca Wurdak, ELL Teacher, Seminary Hill School

Monday, February 6, 2012

Students at Hanover Street School Skype with Governor Lynch on Digital Learning Day

Governor Lynch, Allison Mollica & the Hanover Street
Third Grade Class (still online!) at the State House.
Ask Susan Desrosiers, Pam Cantrell, or Kathy Wetzel if Digital Learning Day was a significant day for them and their students!  They'll tell you quite a story.  The children were delighted to have the opportunity to chat via Skype with Governor Lynch.  He told them, "I have three children that live in three different states and I see them everyday because of Skype!"  One student sat down prior to the chat and said, "This is the most important day of my life!"  It was really the ultimate way to celebrate the FIRST IN THE NATION, Digital Learning Day in New Hampshire!  Thank you Governor Lynch and the Third Grade Team for creating such an exciting venue!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Art - Digital Animations - Seminary Hill School

Students at Seminary Hill School Create Digital Stories with Original Artwork.  This is a "You Tube Channel" so if you move your mouse over the video you will see a scroll that goes left to right where more student work may be viewed.  

Submitted by Todd Renninger, Art  Teacher, Seminary Hill School

Martin Luther King Jr Writing Project @ MLS

Using our Mobile Lab and Flip Cameras, students publish and produce a video - using 21st Century Tools students are engaged in the learning process - of listening, comprehending, analyzing, and synthesizing information.  Here are the steps we went through during this unit.

1. We listened to the story, “Martin’s Big Words”  by: Doreen Rappaport.
2.  Students answered the following questions:
   *How can you use “Really Cool Super Rule” to be like Martin Luther King?
   *How can you solve problems at school in a peaceful way?
   *Martin said,  “Everyone can be great?”   What does that mean to you?
   *What words do you think of when you think of Martin Luther King Jr.?
3.  After proofreading their work the students published their writing using the mobile lap top unit.  Teachers were editors.
4. They drew a portrait of Dr. King
5.   Using the flip cameras students partners taped each other reading their work.
6.  This video can also be found on our website and the writing and portraits can be found outside our room in the hallway.

Submitted by Mary Skiffington, Grade 2 Teacher, Mount Lebanon School