You might be seeing on Barton Creek’s Social Media (on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter) the hashtag #kidpost. Well, that because Barton Creek has a new team called the Social Media Team. It’s a group of 4th grade students collecting photos for the Blog and Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to keep you caught up on what’s happening at BCE! We also would like to thank our amazing educational technologist, Mrs.Pampe! Make sure to go cheek it out! #kidpost #SocialMediaTeam
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5th graders in Mr. Merritt's class recently learned what it takes to have an eye-catching slide deck and discovered new tools that enhance their presentations. Students searched for new and exciting backgrounds using Pics4Learning.com and then added their own unique design using Keynote shapes. So often our students choose the pre-made templates within Keynote, but this time around they were creating their own!
EDpuzzle offers a ton of informational videos from YouTube, Ted Talks, Khan Academy, Numberphile, National Geographic and many more! It is a web-based interactive video and formative assessment tool that gives teachers a set of tools to crop an existing online video to the moments needed for a specific teaching purpose. Teachers can also customize the cropped video with voice-overs, audio comments, and embedded assessment questions. Teachers can prohibit students from fast-forwarding through videos and assign each video a due date. Data from the embedded quizzes is saved in EDpuzzle’s dashboard.
3 Simple Steps
Assign it to your class/classes and let your students watch the video and answer the quizzes.
Get meaningful data and insights about your students while they watch the video lesson or after they have completed it as homework. See at a glance how they are answering the quizzes and where in the video they are struggling to understand the concepts.
More detailed info: https://www.smore.com/20men-edpuzzle
Ms. Shafer challenged her students today to create a famous piece of artwork using nothing but STEAM materials. Some groups had CitiBlocs, while others had Squizs & Legos. They brainstormed, worked collaboratively and were insanely creative! The first piece they had to replicate was the Mona Lisa! After they were done, Ms. Shafer used AirPlay to show the masterpieces on the board and let each group describe their masterpiece. They also had a chance to recreate a mobile by Alexander Calder. Take a look at the detail!!
Check out all the awesome photos from the past couple of weeks! Everything from Eclipse shadows, STEAM challenges, iPad book creations, SEL lessons, amazing art lessons, Yoga, and so much more...
Inspiration and Credit: Coach Taylor Pep Talk (via Vulture) ~ http://donnie.blog.hu/
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