Jennifer Saccoccio uses a variety of technology in her centers.
iPods – Students can listen to books and follow along with the text to The students can also record themselves reading, then listen to monitor their own fluency.
Use apps for concept reinforcement. Use flashcards to build sight word vocabulary. Can also download app to become a response systems.
iPads – can be used in the same way as touches as well as letter formation apps, abc tracer app, eBooks, fluency work, and concept reinforce concepts taught in class. Blog about the day’s activities.
Interactive Whiteboard – Target specific skill in interactive way, work cooperatively to complete a task.
Computers – focused tasks, these 2nd graders use twitter to collaboratively post stories. Interact with other classrooms around the world with twitter.
Delicious pages (organizing safe sites)
Moodle courses – all the teachers on the campus use moodle, they do the course and moodle grades the questions for you.
Classroom Website or Blog – directed links for the students to practice classroom content.
Flip Cameras – Create a trailer for a book, create documentaries for social studies, and science; record reader’s theater; students record other students doing their work.
Teachers can use flip cameras to document student progress throuhg the year, to assess fluence, make your classroom transparent. Create how-to videos for the parents to use.
Start slowly and build through the year. Train the students how to use the station correctly, then begin adding rotations as the students use it correctly.
Monitor iPod and iPad use
Computers – LanSchool/Remoter allows you to monitor what the students are doing on your monitor. This can be downloaded on your ipad. Remoter allows you to control their screens.
Funding – Limeades for Learning, Grants, Digital Whishes or Donor’s Choose, Ebay