Blogging with 6 Year Olds

Why Blogs? real-world application of all strands of literacy encouraging reluctant writers/readers creative space for students to share learning modelling digital citizenship student authorship global connections exploring features of different texts showcasing learning creating links between home-school expanding classroom walls fostering pride and independence in students Not convinced? Read THIS  Day 1: Introducing Easy Blogger Jr. to Grade…

UOI eBooks in Grade 1

What skills do students learn through eBook creation? In Grade 1, students are working on a How We Organize Ourselves unit of inquiry. They are investigating private and public spaces and looking at what brings people together. During the collaborative planning meeting, teachers discussed a way to document their progress during the unit and we…

Furry Friend Speaking App: EY and EAL

As an international PYP school, we cater to many non-English speakers. To encourage some of these non-native English speakers to participate and engage with the class community in Early Years, we introduced an app called Furry Friend. This interactive app is great for engaging young students in simple play and conversation. Students can play independently…

Creation Apps with 3-year olds

It’s the beginning of school and Early Years teachers (EY1) are busy establishing routines and habits to help children adjust to being at school for the first time. We are a PYP school that focuses on applying a Reggio-Emilia approach to learning for 3-5 year olds. There are many creative ways teachers engage students in…

Part 4: Sharing Grade 5 RSA-style Videos

  Week 4: PUBLISHING on iMovie Since we are not yet 1:1 with iPads, students needed to upload their iMotion HD videos from the iPad to their macbooks. Students used the microphone feature to record their written explanation. There were many challenges in recording the timing of their voice with the video…especially since 90% of…