Digital Passport Initiative: Full Steam Ahead!
Ms. Katie Walker is using Class DoJo to help encourage good behavior in her classroom. Class DoJo helps teachers instantly reinforce good behavior, communicate with parents, increase student engagement and collaborate with colleagues.
Next week the 4th grade DPI Team will work on a collaborative project using Google Maps to support what they are learning about Ecosystems. Watch our map grow HERE.
The 3rd grade DPI Team will begin using MobyMax next week to assist students in building their reading and math skills. MobyMax is an outstanding online resources that offers a free math, language, and reading curriculum for K-8 teachers. All lessons are aligned with the Common Core Standards and teachers can implement the service with very little work on their end.
Athens Storytelling Festival
Friday, DPI students wrote their own original stories using StoryBird. Storybird lets anyone make visual stories in seconds. StoryBird curates artwork from illustrators and animators around the world that inspire writers of any age to turn those images into original stories of their own.
Here is a link to one student's first very rough draft: http://storybird.com/books/emma-the-busy-girl/?token=2jmte7va8t Students will continue to work on their stories and examine them for grammar, spelling, plot, beginning, middle, end, conflict and resolution, etc. Stay tuned to see our final stories soon!
Other story writing technologies students could use include:
What story writing sites have you used?