Kindergarten Alphabet

Wowie! Our Kindergarteners have been working hard this year. They have learned so much!

They strengthened their fine motor skills while they practiced using the mouse. They learned how to double-click,Click-Click!They practiced using different menus and icons.  We made shapes in the drawing programs,Click it, Hold it, Drag it out!They learned how to make a small window bigger,maximize.” We learned how to navigate websites, choosing games, videos, and stories that interested us. Kindergarteners scrolled their Internet window down and exited programs when they were done. They practiced finding letters on the keyboard and they even learned how to unlock the login screen,Control, Alt, Delete,” then type in their username and password. 

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For some summertime fun, we wanted to share our super cool version of the alphabet with you.

We hope it makes you smile, too!

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Kindergarten Alphabet from Kelly Moore on Vimeo.

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 Have a wonderful summer!

How To Draw a Cartoon Elephant

This is a student post by Jacqueline.

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This Snapguide shows how to draw a cartoon elephant. It is a step by step tutorial. I was learning about how to make tutorials and different ways to publish my ideas.

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I hope you enjoy it and like making your own elephant.

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Check out How to Draw a Cartoon Elephant by Kelly Moore on Snapguide.

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What other animals would you like to learn how to draw?

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Have you ever made a tutorial?

 

How To Use a Digital Camera

This is a student post by Taylor and Lauren.

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We were learning about ways to use the app, Snapguide, to create a tutorial. Our idea was to show people how to use a digital camera. This tutorial will show you step by step basics of using a digital camera. We used the iPad to take pictures of each step. Next, we added captions to match the steps. We hope our tutorial will help people learn how to use a digital camera in the future.

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Check out How to Use a Digital Camera by Kelly Moore on Snapguide.

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What was helpful about this Snapguide?

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What cool pictures have you captured?

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What kind of tutorials would you make?

Tour the White House

This is a student post by Liam and Noah.

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We have been learning about how to do screencasts and how to use Google Maps. We can go to different places throughout the world without leaving our school. So we want to share this video so you can take a tour of the White House.

We hope it inspires you to take many more tours of the world.

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Have you ever made a screencast before?

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Have you ever used Google Maps?

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What is your favorite place in the world?

International Show and Tell

Well, that was fun.

Today, we were able to meet Mrs. Monaghan’s class in England through Skype. During our blogging conversations, we discovered words we didn’t know and items we hadn’t heard before. We found out that we sometimes call the same things by different names. So, we decided to play a game of International Show and Tell.

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Middleham started us off, “We think you might not know what a Fat Rascal is.” And, we didn’t. When they showed us what it looked like, we yelled, “It’s a cookie!” They told us it was actually a scone. None of the children in our class eat scones, but adults sometimes have it with coffee.


They continued to challenge us with
Flat Cap
IRN BRU
Double Decker
Rugby
Teletubbies
& Freddo


We knew 3 of their terms.


The Techie Kids tried a few of our own terms too. We asked if they knew
Gatorade
Skylanders
S’Mores
Vernors
Band-Aid
Barrette

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They knew or were able to figure out most of these terms. We loved hearing what they called some of the items. We found out that the drink we call pop, they call “fizzy drinks.” They call Band-Aids, “plasters” and barettes, “hair-slides.”

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Here’s an Animoto of the excitement.

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Only 1 student in Mrs. Monaghan’s class had heard of a S’More before. They told us that they would be going camping soon. We thought it was important that they knew how to make these delicious snacks before they left!

Here’s our Snapguide teaching you how to make a S’More.

Check out How to Make a S'More by Kelly Moore on Snapguide.

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There were many more items we wanted to share, but didn’t have time.
Here is a SlideShare game we made for you. See if you can figure it out before clicking to the next slide.

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Thanks for a super fun game!

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Which items did you know by name?

Which items were new to you?

Did you have any other items you wanted to ask us?

 

How To Reduce Before Multiplying Fractions

This is a student post by Jenelle and Elaina.


We learned about the new app, Educreations. It lets you make a screencast while you draw on the screen. We want to show you how to reduce fractions before multiplying. We think this is a good strategy to use.

We hope you enjoy learning how to reduce before you multiply fractions!

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Have you used Educreations or made a screencast before?


What would you make a screencast about?

How To Draw an Airplane

This is a student post by Nathan, Jacob, and Nolan.

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We are going to show you how to draw an airplane. The illustration is accompanied by a rap with the step by step directions. We learned how to increase the speed of a video using Windows Movie Maker. We also remixed music using UJAM.

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How-To: Draw an Airplane from Kelly Moore on Vimeo.

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Have you ever created a rap before? If not, what would your rap be about?

Tell us about your favorite thing to draw.

What is your favorite place to create music?