Over the past few weeks, students in 4th grade have been writing iBooks using the app Book Creator. This app has so many features, including the ability to open finished books in the iBooks app. However, this time we took it one step farther. Students (with parent permission, of course) had the option to try and publish their finished creations to the actual iBook store. The story, Wolves Win the Game, was the first to be accepted. Check it out! Wolves Win the Game
Students in first grade at Glenvar are making Pic Collages about Producers and Consumers. The kids LOVED using Pic College! Here are a few examples (and pictures)!
Here’s the handout from the Salem City Schools SPED Presentation:
- Hearing Impaired Instructor
- Preschool Students
- Preschool Teacher
- Self Contained Students
- Self Contained Teachers
- Social Worker
- Special Ed Coordinators
For Roanoke County SPED Teachers Only!
Here is a quick How-To on signing out of the iTunes Store. The steps are simple:
Go to Settings>iTunes and App Stores
Click where it says Apple ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Choose Sign Out.
Remember that SPED iTunes Accounts are not to be used to purchase apps…only to update the existing ones on your iPad. Your iPad should never be logged into SPED accounts in the area above.
Students in Mrs. Mulvaney and Mrs. Downey’s Language Arts Class are at it again! This time they created Cause and Effect Popplets about the book Rosa Parks: Freedom Rider. Many of them blog with different teachers, but you can see their work by clicking on the links below.
I know many of the teachers in my schools use Spelling City in their classrooms. I see the students come to the computer lab on Fridays to take their tests. I was so excited, though, to see that the site now has an iPad/iPod Touch app! Now students can practice in their classrooms or on their own handheld devices. It does allow you to take the Spelling Test, but it does not allow you to print results. You could have students bring you their device when they are done, though, and record their score right off their screen. If you have the premium membership, student grades area already recorded for you in a grade book like format.
Some of our special education teachers will be receiving iPads or iPod Touches over the next few weeks set up by Devlopease, a company from Radford, VA who specializes in writing apps for special needs children, setting up devices, and training people on using them. If you are one of the teachers receiving a device, here are some handouts that might help you navigate some of the ins and outs of using your device with Roanoke County Schools’ network and computers.