Building Our Future-Ready Skills

Technological opportunities to help you grow! @MVeLearn

March 20, 2019

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IVY Tech Evansville Public Education Foundation Technology Showcase

Several students from our district traveled to IVY Tech to attend the Evansville Public Education Foundation Technology Showcase. They shared their knowledge of 3D printing, Minecraft, and coding. They also enjoyed the opportunity to interact with the latest educational technology. These students are getting a head start preparing for future tech careers!
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Student Voices From MSD of Mt. Vernon

They're at it again! Listen to the second grade podcast team of Chase, Rylon, Madison, and Navah as they talk with Doug Hamm!

Episode 2: https://www.buzzsprout.com/260190/1001497-interview-with-doug-hamm-gym-teacher-and-chess-coach

If you are interested in doing a podcast, please look at these NPR resources for ideas. Fill out the Google Form to propose a podcast. We will help with everything!

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Brenda Zoller's Pi Day!

Brenda Zoller's WIN group watched a Brainpop video then made signs from the information they learned. They then discussed the terms as they cut their Apple pie! After eating the pie, the students then completed the quiz together.
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Meghann Herrenbruck and Tricia Goodyear - Moon Phases

Far out learning took place this week in the fourth grade at Farmersville. In order to better understand the concept of moon phases, students built moon phase boards to give them a new perspective of how the moon looks at different times of the month.
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Dawn Bowen and Debriefing!

Dawn demonstrates the most important part of a Breakout, debriefing!

From Playmeo...

"When you provide opportunities for your group (especially young people) to discuss what they’ve learned, they:

  • Learn to take turns when speaking
  • Learn to value other people’s opinions
  • Are exposed to new thoughts
  • Can have their own opinions validated by hearing from others with the same beliefs
  • Become more bonded as a group by sharing thoughts and opinions
  • Reflect their level of understanding of a particular skill / topic
  • Become more comfortable with expressing themselves in front of their peers.

Conducting a debrief doesn’t have to be hard, boring, or time-consuming. It can (and should) be fun, and extremely rewarding." https://www.playmeo.com/why-debrief/

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Meghann Herrenbruck and Tricia Goodyear - Starbooks Cafe

Meghann and Tricia created a "Starbooks" cafe for their 4th grade students. In the Starbooks cafe, students enjoy a book tasting party based on their recent STAR scores. They made a GOOGLE form and spreadsheet for students to sign up for their book club of choice!
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Ashton Wagner and Goose Chase!

Blending together the physical fun of a traditional scavenger hunt and technology, Ashton Wagner created a Goose Chase in order to introduce her Freshman Academy students to her upcoming unit on China.

This fun game approach to learning was a hit with her students. Try it for free at Google Chase Edu. Special thanks to Karen Burke for her assistance!
https://youtu.be/D0zHyU7LeNg
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Mary Feagley and Hyperdocs

Juniors in Mary's class learned about Canva through a teacher-created Hyperdoc. In the Canva Hyperdoc, students navigated through at their own pace, and discovered the power of Canva. Students were then asked to show their learning on several performance tasks. Collaboration and Creativity were 2C's that were exercised in this Hyperdoc!
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