Intec Newsletter

February 2014

River Spings Teacher Jennifer Porter uses the iPad to Teach Long Division

Students in Mrs. Porter's class used the iPad app Tellagami in a different way. She had them create several short Tellagami videos showing the steps to solving a long division problem. Click below to see the video.
Finished Tellagami

Read a Good Book Lately? Written any Computer Code Lately?

Kim Taylor's Second Graders Have!
Kim Taylor's second grade students at LMES are sharing some great books! Each student wrote a book review and memorized the review for recording with Green Screen. Didn't they do a great job? Watch out Reading Rainbow!
2nd grade book talks
February 5th was Digital Learning Day. Mrs. Taylor's students worked as computer programmers using the Kodable App.

Seven Oaks MEDIA Magnet Teachers Jacqui Perugini and Elizabeth Turner Discover Innovative Ways to Integrate Technology!

Seven Oaks Elementary MEDIA Magnet School teacher Jacqui Perugini and InTec Andrea Baker took Mrs. Perugini's first grade students on a Photowalk on January 23. Each team of four students had a digital camera and every student took pictures of things they were interested in. The students wrote informational text pieces to accompany their favorite digital picture. The pictures students chose to write about included McDonalds, power lines, a police car, a bubblegum machine, and many more!

Seven Oaks Elementary MEDIA Magnet School teacher Elizabeth Turner and InTec Andrea Baker introduced Miss Turner's third grade students to World Book Online on January 16. Miss Turner's students explored both World Book Kids and World Book Students and learned how to search for topics, as well as use the earbuds and have articles read to them (ideal for auditory learners). The students asked Miss Turner if they could please have the option to read World Book Online during Independent Reading time? Miss Turner immediately said yes and set the parameters. Says Turner, "Giving students the option to read informational text online offers students a great opportunity to access informational text on most any topic. Accessing informational text digitally is an important skill for my students to learn."

Turtle, Turtles, Everywhere!

Oak Pointe Art Teacher Wanda Floyd created artistic cinema magic last week. Third graders began by creating paper mache turtles. Mrs. Colburn's class then wondered the size of real adult loggerheads. They spearheaded the effort to research the characteristics, determine the measurements, and craft an adult sized turtle. Ms. Floyd then organized the brief exhibit. The art show was only up for one day but the video will last a lifetime! The video editing tool Wanda used was FREE, fun, and easy... give it a try: magisto.