Vanguard Year in Review

Quinn Waxman - CBA West Chester

CHESTERBROOK ACADEMY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WEST CHESTER, PA

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THE STUDENTS USED CHATTERPIX TO HELP MAKE THEIR ANIMALS COME ALIVE FOR OUR CHESTERBROOK ZOO!

THE STUDENTS USED SCREEN CHOMP TO TEACH EACH OTHER ABOUT SUBTRACTION!

COMPOSING MUSIC

Second graders composed their own music to go along with a puppet show they were working on.

TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE COOL THINGS CBA IN WEST CHESTER DID THIS YEAR!

GOOGLE EARTH

Students used Google Earth to explore landforms!



https://www.google.com/earth/

SPOKEN PHOTO

Students used the Spoken Photo App to tell about a book they read!
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PROCESS BOARD

Students participated in their very own version of Shark Tank! They began by looking at everyday problems and solutions in their own lives. Next, they brainstormed some inventions that could help solve some of these everyday problems. Once they had some ideas, they used the Poll To Go App to gather some data about their product ideas. The students then built their invention. They used Pages to create pamphlets about their product and then pitched it to the Sharks! The video's of the students doing their pitch were turned into QR codes and hung on the board for everyone to see!
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During trainings I tried to give the teachers information that they could use in the classroom immediately. I let them try out apps during trainings and tried to give examples of how to use these new apps and ideas to continue on our journey up the SAMR ladder. I also let them know that this was all new to me too, that we were all in this together!

SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT YEAR!

  • Student portfolios on the iPad. Is this possible without 1:1?
  • Using the iPad more in math.
  • Some more direction on 1:1- share success people are having. What does that look like?
  • Showcasing work - How to get the work out there!
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