Here is a short video on how to find Mentor Text lists in our Library Catalogs. This video was created on an iPad using the app Shadow Puppet.
Since I am not always around, I created a little video to help you and your students put the iPads Carts away for the night at Parkview and Fairview.
I used the iPad app Book Creator to take the images, video, add text, and record the narration. Then I uploaded it to Google Drive where I could share it. Book Creator is a quick and easy way for kids to publish their work either in print as a pdf, as an ibook that can be shared to other iPads, or as a video. Book creator has regular page layouts and comic book layouts.
TeachingBooks is a free resource available through Badgerlink*. This brief video highlights some of the resources it offers, such as, author videos, readings of book excerpts or entire books, book trailers, book group guides, etc.
You can create a free educator's account to:
*If you try this at home, you may have to go to Badgerlink first, and log in with your Public Library Card.
UPDATED 4/2016 These apps from the Math Learning Center can be found on all ipads or they can be used from their website: Math Learning Center (this link has been added to the Library page.)
Screen shots of the apps:
Descriptions from the website.
Ideas for the classroom:
Use the apps/website for whole class practice or assessment of a concept or strategy. Students can take screen shots of the app to document/share their work.
Check out the Nat. Geo Picture of the Day and the link to the sciencenotebooking.blogspot.com article where the lesson idea was found. You may have to complete the free registration to view articles on the Nat. Geo. site.
Ideas for the Classroom
The snipping tool is way to capture images from your desktop. These images can be copied and pasted or saved as an image. The snipping tool can be found on the start menu of the computers at school, or you may need to find it in the Accessories Folder of your home computers. This video is a quick overview of how to use the snipping tool.
Ideas for the Classroom:
The game is won when all number balls have been eliminated before reaching the exit hole. The faster you clear the balls the more bonus points you will receive. HINT: Group like-numbered balls to eliminate several at the same time.
Click here for the Multiplication Math Lines.
Click here for other variation of Number Bond Games.
Ready to get students excited about writing? Scholastic's Story Starters serves up hundreds of creative combinations that take the writer’s block out of creative writing for students. Plus, it is now available for iPad!
Set young writers loose with prompts that explore the themes of Adventure, Fantasy, or Sci-Fi. Or choose Scrambler, for random word combinations. Story Starters gives ideas for character, plot, and setting. If you want to change your writing prompt, pull the lever and it will serve up a new prompt, either piece-by-piece or all at once.
For a step-by-step view of how Scholastic Story Starters works, click the help button on the activity home page.
Scholastic's Story Starters can be accessed by the link above or you can find it on the PV & FV Library Page on the Read Everyday link.
We hope that these short