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Volume 1, Issue 3 November 2012

BVCPS

Inside this issue:


Feature Article: Drawing 4 ChildrenNot Just Art Patterns (K-1) Shapes and Colors, Following Verbal Directions (PK-K) Beginning Letter Sounds (PK-1) 1

Drawing 4 ChildrenNot Just Art


First in a series on how to use free, easy to obtain software to teach content lessons.

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lessons. This program has been installed on all computers in our computer lab. You Drawing for Children is probably remember this program from the a free drawing promany times we used it gram which can be during the past two used to teach a number of different content years, but if you need

a refresher, a simple users manual may be found on the ITRT Resource page. Inside this newsletter you will find four lesson plans which use this program to teach

Patterns (K 1)
Students will use the stamp tool (Blue Stamp top of window) to create a pattern. So that other students will be able to find the stamps used, have the students only use the objects found in the ice cream cone library to create their patterns. It is also a good idea to limit both the number of times they stamp an object and the number of objects they use as well as the total length of the pattern created. At the end of their pattern, have students add an arrow or several dots using the blue pencil tool (Pencil Jar). Once students have created their pattern, they will switch computers and try to figure out the other students pattern. Once the student has figured out the pattern, they should add at least 5 objects (after the arrow) to show how the pattern would continue.
Student 1 creates pattern Student 2 continues pattern

Counting, Following 3 Verbal Directions (PK-K), Beginning Addition (1) Interesting iPad Apps 3

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Instructional Technology

Shapes and Colors, Following Verbal Directions (PKK)


Shapes and Colors, Following Verbal Instructions (PK K) Students will work independently, one student per computer.

Students will follow verbal instructions to create a variety of shapes in specific colors Students may use the Shape Tool toolset or the Pencil Jar toolset to complete this activity. Shape Tool Have students select the Shape Tool on the tool bar at the top of the window. Demonstrate how to find all of the shapes by clicking the hands pointing left and right above the shape library (left side of screen). Demonstrate how to change color by clicking on the different color boxes at the top left of the screen. Students will click on a shape in the shape library and then click and drag across the screen to recreate that shape. Pencil Jar NOTE: Recommended that this option only be used if students have good mouse skills. If students leave gaps in their drawings, the entire page will fill with color Have students select the Pencil Jar on the tool bar at the top of the window. Have students select the blue pencil as their drawing tool. Demonstrate how to change color Students will draw the specified shape in the specified color then use the paint bucket (Pencil Jar) to color the shape. If they make a mistake, they should IMMEDIATELY click the trashcan at the top left of the tool bar. If they continue on, they will not be able to fix the mistake later using the undo tool. Give the students verbal instructions on what to draw, changing shape and color each time. Available shapes in the library include: circles, rectangles, triangles, hearts, hexagon, octagons, diamonds, etc.

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Beginning Letter Sounds (K1)



Students will work independently, one student per computer. Students will create a graphic organizer for three different beginning sounds, consonants or consonant digraphs.

Example 1 p, b, d Example 2 sh, ch, th


Students will use the circle tool (select shape tool at top, then circle at left) to draw three different circles on their screen. Each circle can be a different color using the color box to the top left of screen. Students will change color to black and use the blue pencil tool (select pencil jar at top, then blue pencil at left) to write a letter (as specified by teacher) in each circle.

Students will select the stamp tool (blue stamp at top) and search the graphics library (there are 11 groups located under the stamp tool actual libraries appear on the left screen once a group has been selected) for objects that start with one of the three beginning sounds.

They will click on the object in the library and then click once in the correct circle to place a copy of the object in the circle. If they make a mistake, they should IMMEDIATELY click the trashcan at the top left of the tool bar. If they continue on, they will not be able to fix the mistake later using the undo tool.

Counting, Following Verbal Instructions (PK1) Beginning Addition (1)



Students will follow verbal instructions to demonstrate their ability to count as well as follow instructions. Students will use the Stamp Tool

To eliminate wasted time while students look for a specific shape, only use the objects found in
the ice cream cone library to create their patterns this is a smaller library. Demonstrate to the students how to find all of the shapes in the library by clicking the right and left hands above the library. If they make a mistake, they should IMMEDIATELY click the trashcan at the top left of the tool bar. If they continue on, they will not be able to fix the mistake later using the undo tool. Give students specific instructions to add a specific number of objects to their page. Example: Stamp 3 green trashcans.

Example: Stamp 2 dogs and 1 dog bone

At the end of the activity, have students use the blue pencil tool (Pencil Jar) to write the number of objects in each set beside the stamped objects.

Extension Beginning addition. Give the instructions in the form of a math problem. Example: Sarah had 3 apples. Then Joey gave her 2 more. How many apples did she have? Have students stamp 3 apples then stamp 2 apples. They should write the number of apples below each set. Then have students write the total number of apples. (You can also have them write the plus and equal signs to show a complete equation.)

Interesting iPad Apps


iPad Apps Educreations Interactive WhiteboardBest whiteboard app Ive seen. You can import pictures to annotate and record what you want to say as well as draw. Create lessons which can be emailed, embedded on a website or shared through a free online Educreations account as well as displayed through an LCD projector. Abby Sight Words Games & Flash Cards for Reading SuccessFeatures 220 sight words from the Dolch list with an extra 94 nouns. Miss Spiders Tea Partya free, interactive read aloud book. The Cat in the Hat-Dr. SeussLite Green Eggs and HamDr.Seuss-Liteonly includes the first few pages of the digital book, but its a great way to introduce the book and encourage children to read it. Toy Story Read-AlongFully interactive reading experience packed with games, movie clips, coloring pages, and much more. Use it as a read aloud or record a student reading it aloud. They are updating it for iOS 6. Sesame Street eBooks for iPadApp comes with 3 free books. Receive access to over 150 more books by subscribing $3.99/month or $39.99/year. Interactive Telling Time LiteLearning to tell time is fun This award winning app provides several different methods for children to practice their time skills. 3 Little Piggies-Interactive Story Book with AnimationsFree for a limited time. This book is so much more interactive than most eBooks. Blow into the microphone like the wolf to blow the house down. Tap the piggies to make them jump rope, play volleyball or swing on the tire. Can use as a read aloud, or read myself book. Phonics Awareness, 1st GradeCreated by reading specialists and elementary teachers. Learn through animation, teaching bugs and critters make it fun. Madagascar Movie Storybook CollectionIncludes Madagascar. Madagascar 2 and 3 require additional purchase. Genuine character audio narration and images from the movie bring this book to life. ********************************* What skills or topics would you like to see featured in next months websites and online activities column? Email your comments and recommendations to sue.way@bvcps.net