Thursday, April 18, 2013

Future Meteorologists: Kindergarten participates in Flat Classroom project

  For the second consecutive year, Kindergarten students led by Ruth Metka and Fran Siracusa are participating in the Flat Classroom K-2 Building Bridges project. There are many wonderful opportunities out there already for students to connect using technology tools. However the aim in Flat Classroom projects is also to encourage students in different places to collaborate, not just communicate, and to enhance understanding of cultures and life styles beyond the immediate environment.
  For our first assignment, CDS students completed “View from our Windows.” Our students decided to enact a meteorologist’s live weather report for a rainy day in April. Students planned their scripts using words, drawn pictures, and research on an iPad. Using iMovie and GarageBand, Mrs. Siracusa and students put the final touches on the video. It is truly amazing to see how even our youngest students develop their 21st century learning skills!