07 November 2017

0 Flipgrid: Analyze a Nonfiction Text

4th grade ELAR teachers had their students utilize Flipgrid to analyze a nonfiction text to determine the author’s text structure (cause and effect, sequencing, and comparison) and support their thinking with text evidence.

Additionally, students commented to each other’s responses and communicate to their peers (via a response flipgrid) on what they thought was interesting about the text they chose and how the text structure helped them better understand the nonfiction text.


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23 October 2017

0 Flipgrid: Student Communication and Formative Assessment!

Flipgrid is a K-12 resource that is designed to promote open discussion between all students within your classroom. Teachers post topics, videos, or links for discussions and students respond to the prompt and to each other with short video reflections. It’s a wonderful resource and Flipgrid offers a free plan as well as paid versions.

Flipgrid is meant to provide a digital space for students to share and reflect on ideas with their teacher and with their peers. It’s a wonderful way to get students participating equally in discussions, and for students to hear their peers voices and insights. FlipGrid is available on the ipads and can be used with Chromebooks.

  • Check out this FlipGrid on how educators use FlipGrid in the classroom
  • Consider following Flipgrid on Twitter @Flipgrid
  • 15 Ways to Use Flipgrid in your class
  • 10 Ways to Use Flipgrid beyond the classroom
  • Check out the below introduction and student example videos:


Quick Walkthrough Video from Flipgrid on Vimeo.

02 January 2017

0 4C's? Why Yes.....When it is Collaboration, Creativity, Cultural Celebration and Cuteness!

3rd grade students worked collaboratively to research a specific Ethnic/Cultural celebration and created a PicCollage of their findings. The project was uploaded to SeeSaw and students recorded their presentation. The final project is just adorable! 


10 November 2016

0 Place Value App Smashing


Utilizing the app, Number Pieces Basic, 2nd graders created base block pictorials and uploaded them into the app, Popplet Lite. Students wrote number sentences in word form, standard form and expanded form. Then they comparied the numbers drawing a greater than/less than symbol. Students took it a step further and uploaded their project to Seesaw and explained their thinking.

I wish I could take credit for this GREAT idea but it was orignally created by Meghan Zigmond.


28 April 2016

0 Collaboration (...check), Critical Thinking (...check), Creativity (....check)

An innovated 4th grade teacher, came up with an unique idea for "Geometry in My World"

In teams of two, students worked collaboratively and took pictures of various geometric figures they located in the school. Utilizing the app, TypeDrawing, students wrote well defined attributes of those geometry figures then inserted these photos into a PicCollage.


Their finished projects will be posted in Google Classroom and the students will evaluate each other projects by providing feedback in the forms of two compliments and one suggesting for improvement. 

Nice!





08 April 2016

0 Gami Book Reviews!

2nd grade students wrote a book review utilizing the app, Tellagami. Students took pictures of their book for the background of their Gami and completed the below statement stem for their recording. 

"Hello 2nd graders! 
My name is ______________ and I am reviewing the book _________________. 
I think this is a ___________ book for 2nd graders to read because ___________________, ________________, and ___________________.