ICE-Illinois Computing Educator Conference 2015

I had a great time at the ICE Conference collaborating, learning and growing.  I was grateful to sit with colleagues and listen and learn alongside them.  Here is a link to my presentation on Using Kidblog to Create ePortfolios.

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6th, 7th and 8th grade blogs

The middle school students have posted some really impressive work lately to our individual student blogs.  Please take a moment to check our work and maybe leave a comment as a guest?  We always post in both Spanish and English and LOVE receiving comments and attention to our work.

Our most recent posts are about Three Kings Day, our class service learning projects on Kiva.org, and digital Valentine’s Day cards in Spanish full of compliments and kind words written to one another. Use the Blog Directory on the right or left side of the screen to find your child’s name.  Email Señora B lbeversdorf@bannockburnschool.org if you’re not sure how to use the blog or if you are not sure of your child’s Spanish name. If you’d like a direct link to your child’s blog and don’t want to mess around with the blog directory, send Señora B an email and that can easily be done too!  :)

Here are the links to our blogs:

6th grade

7th grade

8th grade

 

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We love Kiva!-6th grade-Our class service project :)

The 6th graders and I are so thankful that Kiva exists so that we can try to make a small difference in the life of someone in the country we are learning about!

Here’s who we have loaned to in the past below.  Not all of our loans have been successful, but we were happy to be able to lend!

Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 10.24.45 AMCheck out who we chose today to microfinance our class money to here below:
Loan to Blanca Elizabeth in El Salvador (Activity: Livestock) $25.00
Donation to Kiva’s Operating Costs $3.75
Kiva is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. No goods or services were provided to you by Kiva in exchange for your donation.

Here’s the email we get thanking us!

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6th grade present tense verb conjugations

We made our first music video!  We are learning regular present tense verb conjugations and practicing their endings.  Here is a music video we made to Señor Wooly’s song!  We LOVE Señor Wooly.

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Kindergarten-Days of the Week

Thankfully the Kindergarten students were able to teach me the days of the week in ENGLISH and then I was able to teach them los días de la semana en español. :) Phew!

Here’s our music video we made!

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5th grade and TWITTER

The 5th grade Spanish class has been learning how to use Twitter in the classroom since last Friday.  I let the students take over during class today. They each made a project with an iPad app called Educreations. After creating their project they each tweeted their completed lesson they created using the app.  Each student even learned the proper hashtag to use along with their tweet.

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6th, 7th and 8th grade blogs

The middle school students have posted some really impressive work lately to our individual student blogs.  Please take a moment to check our work.  We always post in both Spanish and English.

Our most recent posts are digital Valentine’s Day cards in Spanish full of compliments and kind words written to one another. Use the Blog Directory on the right or left side of the screen to find your child’s name.  Email Señora B lbeversdorf@bannockburnschool.org if you’re not sure how to use the blog or if you are not sure of your child’s Spanish name.

Here are the links to our blogs:

6th grade

7th grade

8th grade

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GUAPO-one of middle schoolers FAV songs!

Thanks to Señor Wooly (James Wooldridge), I am able to get MIDDLE SCHOOL students interested, excited and engaged when it comes to learning Spanish grammar. His music videos, songs and games on his website are some of my students favorites!

We love his stuff SO much that we recreate his music videos using an iPad app called Video Star.

Here is Señor Wooly’s hilarious music video, as well as the song with English translation.

GUAPO VIDEO

GUAPO SONG

Now here is the 8th graders version!

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DUOLINGO-Best language app I’ve used so far!

I’ve tried many different language applications on the iPads with all different age groups K-8.  This one is by far the best so far! http://www.duolingo.com/

AND IT IS FREE! You can try Spanish, Italian, German, French and Portuguese.  So far it is a hit with 3rd-8th grade.

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Greatest Message I Can Offer

Thank you Kid President!  4 minutes of my life well spent!  Great message!  I can’t wait to share with my students.  We are glad you are here…

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