I thought it was awesome how these 6th graders from Columbia Elementary created a podcast using Garageband. Melissa and Erica created a podcast about historical people. They blended music with their voices and created a page to look at while viewers listened to their audio podcast. I did edit this podcast by taking out the "likes" and the "ums" but the main work was accomplished by these two 6th grade students. I think the podcast would have been polished if they did just a little more research with their facts. However, I thought this was a great start and that their teacher did a groovy job in letting the students actually create podcasts in her classroom. Bravo Melissa and Erica!
Quote: I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand.
Jen, an EC (engaged classroom) teacher trainer from Columbia Elem., developed four Geometry Mini Lessons to help her students in 6th grade, learn about Geometry and to prepare them for end of year testing. The students were given web assignments that included directions, a web link, and computer skills that the student used for each assignment. I really liked how she organized the web assignments into 4 mini lessons, where each student had to complete their assignments in consecutive order. After the assignments were completed, the students have to take a UTIPS test on geometry, which is used as their assessment. I did obtain permission from her to post her assignments and also give you the web link to her UTIPS test, to help you see how she set up the questions that are used for the assessment. If you decide to use these assignments, please give credit where it is due! :) Kudos to Jen!!!!! This is an excellent way to use technology in the classroom. Geometry Mini Assignments Lesson #1 Lesson #2 Lesson #3 Lesson #4