App: Skitch by Evernote
Student Learning Goal: Student will take a photo of them self and then label their body parts using a visual list on the Smartboard that we co-created together.
Our kindergarten students LOVE working on the iPads. My original thought, when we introcuced them to center time was tey would have to work on an independent game style app and practice literacy based activities such as sight words and letter formation. While this was a good activity as far as engagement was concerned, I wondered if we could push them a little further than just 'practicing'.
Last year, I knew that Grade 1 students had used Skitch to annotate over the top of a photo that had taken. I wondered if kindergarten students could do something similar...
We tried it!
|First we created a visual list of the words we could use to label our face. I wrote the words in upper case letters so students could recognize them on the iPad keyboard when typing.|
Here is what these students created in about 20 minutes. I can't wait to see where we can take this kind of learning task in the future with these students!