Children in N1 enjoyed exploring and discovering the old style overhead projector. None of the students knew what it was, so we decided to ask the students two questions when they were introduced to this new, old technology: What is this? What does it do?
Juan Arturo: Es luz
Eduardo C.: Quema
Eduardo S: avienta aire
Juan Arturo: La luz se mueve de ahi.
Larissa: Se llama maquina voladora
Jinka: Es una maquina mágica.
The children used wooden lines and curves and their own hands to make shapes, forms, and letters.
This use of the iPad allowed for mobility, provided immediate feedback to the children when the photograph was taken, and was tactile for the students as they drew over the shape in the photograph.
Students worked at the table with an iPad. We added three new coding apps: Kodable, The Foos and Bee-Bot. For this class, students practiced coding concepts by working on the app Kodable. This app helps students practice programming concepts and problem solving. Students advanced quickly reaching high levels of difficulty by choosing the correct command to lead their fuzzes through the lines.
- Using the computer to visit the website Cuentos Interactivos to reinforce the concepts “fiction” and “non-fiction books”.
- Visiting YouTube to enjoy short films based on books and reflect on “fiction” and “non-fiction” stories.
- Learning to convert their own hardcopy books that they have authored into electronic books.