Tuesday, March 10, 2015

2nd Grade Writing Project in the Books!

My second grade teacher has really taken off with using technology in his classroom! It seems like every time I pass his room he is up to something with the iPads! I checked on him about a week or so ago and he told me this grand idea of having students compose a story on paper, then into Explain Everything. While it sounded simple, there were MANY steps involved. Students had to organize their thoughts, create a graphic organizer, write it out on paper, draw on paper, proof, re-write, etc etc. Long story short, today was the day that it all came together! This teacher had it going on! Students were outside in the halls, with their work spread out, taking pictures, recording, re-recording ALL ON THEIR OWN!! Basically the teacher (and myself) were floating around taking care of minor tech issues along with asking higher level questions! Students are still finding these higher level questions kind of awkward, but they are getting the hang of it!

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