#ACSPowerUp Elementary News

Celebrations & Tech Integration Ideas for ACS Teachers

ACS Elementary PowerUp Team

11/16/15

Celebrating #ACSPowerUP in Our Elementary Schools!

AES - Chapter Book Reviews with Educreactions

Second Graders in Mrs. Wiseheart's class have been using Educreations to do Chapter Book Reviews. The students summarize each chapter, add pictures and then record themselves reading their review.

BES - 1st Grade Students using Google Earth

Mrs. Ward's class is using Google Earth to complete a Community Project. The students were able to locate specific buildings in the Athens community. They are in the process of creating a presentation about our community in Educreations using the photos found on Google Earth. To wrap it all up each student will make a model building that will be on display in the First Grade Hall.

CES - First Grade Students using Popplet in Math

Cowart Elementary students are utilizing their iPads to create amazing projects. From kindergarten to fourth grade, the students are demonstrating comprehension of skills utilizing technology. First grade students recently showcased Popplets they made to demonstrate addition skills in math. The students used blocks and brainstormed ways to break the blocks into different groups. They took pictures of the different ways to group the blocks and organized them using the Popplet app. Then, they added a corresponding word sentence to each picture. The students are now using the same concept in a math station.

JNES - Student iPad Presentations at PTF

Several students presented at our most recent PTF meeting on the use of iPads in the classroom. Each student chose a tech tool to present and chose what they would like to say about the tool. They all did an outstanding job! Third and fourth graders shared how their classrooms are using Google Classroom. Second graders described how they have utilized Popplet for organizing projects. First graders presented on their use of Epic for helping find books that are of interest on individualized levels, while another student shared how their classroom utilizes Popplet in various subjects for organizing research and demonstrating math strategies. Another first grade student shared how they use the SeeSaw program to share work completed on the iPad with teachers and parents. Finally, Kindergarten students spoke about using Doodle Buddy with writing and demonstrating numbers, SeeSaw, and Kodable, which is a basic computer coding app.

Got Badges??

We hope you've started collecting digital badges! We're enjoying the chance to celebrate your hard work in the classroom along with all the student learning happening because of you! As of today, over 300 badges have been given to ACS teachers and staff.


Visit the ACS Credly badge site to start to begin your collection or to add to it! https://credly.com/u/acspowerup


For reminders on how to begin your ACS badge collection, check out the information in the flyer linked below:

COMING SOON--HOUR OF CODE!

Participate in an Hour of Code: Dec. 3rd-7th!

Did you know that hosting an Hour of Code requires minimal prep and NO prior experience?? Meanwhile, students learn valuable problem solving skills along with computer science. Participation in an Hour of Code is an easy way to engage students in learning across the curriculum!


An additional BONUS...there are prizes for participation. Check out the GOODIES for participating teachers, classrooms, and schools here: https://hourofcode.com/us/prizes After the event, be sure to collect your ACS digital badge for participation here: https://credly.com/recipients/57645


The How-To Guide below will have your class ready to participate! Visit code.org for more info!

How to Run an Hour of Code
Big image

Social Media- Learning & Sharing in Athens City

ACS Twitter

Official Twitter Page for Athens City Schools

#everydayACS

View or add tweets celebrating the great things happening every day in ACS!

ACS PowerUp Twitter

Official Twitter Page of the ACS PowerUp Team

#ACSPowerUP

View or add tweets sharing ideas & showcasing instructional tech integration.

Calling ACS Tweeters...

We'd love to add you a list of ACS "tweeters." Take a look to see what your colleagues are sharing on Twitter: http://bit.ly/ACSTweeters


Is your name / twitter handle missing from this list? Add it by completing the form below with your information:

ACS Facebook

Official Facebook Page for Athens City Schools

More From Athens City Schools:

Athens City Schools Website

Athens City Schools TV Channel

http://athenscityschools.schoolinsites.tv/Default.aspx


Our district TV site is home to videos about our district as well as many student created productions and broadcasts.