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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Tell It To Me Tuesday

Our 1:1 iPad initiative has allowed for many incredible learning experiences for scholars. They are learning new tools for gathering information, engaging ways to process content and exciting ways to share their learning. Taking iPads home each day has allowed for a new way to practice reading and reading fluency. We call it Tell It To Me Tuesday.

Each week scholars select 5 independent level books to take home for home reading practice...this is something we've always done.  Scholars are expected to read every night for 20-30 minutes. On Tuesday nights they have an assignment to be completed on their iPad. Each Tuesday night scholars make a screencast of their reading. They choose their favorite book, take a photo of each page, upload the photos into Doodlecast and record their reading. The Doodlecast is saved to the camera roll on the iPad and then uploaded into a personalized folder in Dropbox.

I can listen to each child read and because the screencasts are uploaded into Dropbox folders, scholars are creating a digital portfolio illustrating their reading growth over time. (This makes me wish that I'd started this back in September!)

Check out these reading screencasts.

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