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Primary iPad Integration

A Tournament of Kings and Champions!

After reading Matt Gomez's post about his Kindergartners, Tic, Tac, Toe and Twitter, BPE decided to challenge another school to a friendly tournament of Tic, Tac, Toe. We used the Google Doc that was posted on Mr. Gomez's site and ran it inside of a Google Hangout.

Getting Skitchy with It

Ms. Plevich really makes science come a live in her classroom. From taking care of class pets to dissecting bones, her students learn in active and meaningful ways. Students use iPads to reinforce...

Making Learning Stick

Our kindergartners really know how to make learning stick! After learning about the properties of magnetic objects, Ms. King's students set off on an adventure to find magnetic and non-magnetic items around the classroom. To confirm whether or not their found objects were magnetic, they tested them with magnetic wands.

A Day in the Bluebonnets

Combining a science, language arts, and a Texas history lesson, kindergartners in Ms. Skonieczny's class went on and iHunt for Bluebonnets today. They carefully iHugged their iPads and headed outside...

Scribble Sense

No doubt about it, even the youngest Bobcats here at Bridge Point are working hard to become great writers and even publishers! After studying the five senses, kinders in Ms. Skonieczny's class put...

Scribble Sense

No doubt about it, even the youngest Bobcats here at Bridge Point are working hard to become great writers and even publishers! After studying the five senses, kinders in Ms. Skonieczny's class put...

Kinder Scribbles

Even though it was close to the end of the school year, our Kinders weren't slowing down one bit! In Ms. King's class, students conducted an internet research project about insects. To present their final research project, students were given the choice to use Popplet, Scribble Press or Story Kit.

The Reason for Writing - Sharing!

Students in Mrs. Lostracco's Kindergarten class love to share their writing! When students know they are writing for an authentic audience, they put more meaning and effort into their writing. In...

Using Pages in Kindergarten

Carin Champion had the thought that perhaps her students might be able to get their ideas down on paper faster if they used the iPads to type out their thoughts without the added pressure of worrying...

Tic Tac Toe + Kindergarten + Google Hangout = The Best Kind of Learning

My good friend and co-worker, Marianna Husain , found this idea on Matt Gomez's blog . She emailed me and asked if I thought that I had a Kinder teacher who might be interested. I asked around and...

First Grade Photographers

The first activity that EE First Graders did this year with their iPads involved a set of instructions designed specifically to teach them how to use the iPads's Camera and the Photo App. Before...

First Grade is Twitterific!

Educational Technologist Eanes Elementary School

First Grade is Twitterific!

Educational Technologist Eanes Elementary School

Train the Trainers Update

Today was the big day for Mrs. Wolff's four Scribble Press trainers that I met with last week as they took on the task of passing on their newly acquired knowledge of the Scribble Press app to their...

Mrs. Wolff's Astronauts

Mrs. Wolff's students created planets using coffee filters, markers and water and then they wrote about their planets. Using Screen Chomp, they took a picture of their planets and then recorded their...

Shape Museums in First Grade

Today I had the opportunity to watch Jennifer Wolfe teach her First Graders how to use an app called TurboCollage. This was a wonderful experience for a couple of reasons. One is that I had never...

Planets and Space and Keynote...Oh My!

I got to work with a few of Jennifer Wolff's first graders today using Keynote on their iPads. Though it was an activity grounded in curriculum, Jennifer's main intent was to familiarize the students...

First Graders and Multi-Apping

Our first graders are getting so proficient on their iPads that they are now able to use multiple apps within one project! Recently Jennifer Wolffe had her students use Draw Free to draw a picture of...

Train the Trainers in Mrs. Wolff's First Grade Class

When campuses first began having access to shared iPads, I started using this model with Sandy Crump's class. The two of us thought that this approach to teaching a new app made the most sense in a...

Sowing the Seeds of Change

1st graders in Ms. Guthrie's and Ms. Tremel's classes were really busy last week sowing the seeds of change! They changed up their "old school" science journal to create a "new school" style...

Super Readers

Super readers have Super Powers! First graders in Ms. Guthrie's class honed their Reading Super Powers in class today. Using Reading Street's leveled readers, iFiles, and the Explain Everything app, students practiced pacing, self-correction, using context clues, decoding skills, and reading with expression.

It Takes an iVillage...

Bridge Point has been the proud host to visitors from school districts throughout Texas interested in an iPad implementation. Most recently, Fort Bend ISD and Temple ISD came to marvel at our...

Flutter By Second Grade

Second graders in Ms. Mills and Ms. Rojas classes were all a flutter this week as the witnessed the live metamorphosis of their classroom caterpillars. As the caterpillars went through the journey to become butterflies, the second graders used their cameras and Keynote to digitally chronicle the caterpillar's life cycle.

Presidential Popplets

Ms. Mills' 2nd grade class invited me in to do a quick Popplet lesson so they could change the way they would present their research project on the Presidents of the United States. Ms. Mills chose a...

2nd Grade Scribble Press and Creative Explore

Our 2nd grade 1-1 iPad classrooms have been developing their writing skills with Scribble Press. They love the different capabilities: Drawing, creating blank books, and using the templates in the...