Students can create impressive video slideshows using research resources built right into the Shadow Puppet Edu iPad/iPhone app designed by Seesaw Learning. They can capture screengrabs from an interactive map, safely search for images from the web, and access image archives from trusted sources, such as the Library of Congress, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and NASA. Students put the slides in order; add text, music, and narration; and then export the final project as a video file. Shadow Puppet Edu supports ELLs in developing academic vocabulary in both collaborative groups and independently. Students can use the app to review new concepts, present research, track progress, explain their thinking, and more. More than 30 lesson ideas supporting the Common Core State Standards make it easy to get started. Cost: Free
When I was in fifth grade, I remember my teacher showing us pictures from his summer European travels. It was amazing to me to see such incredible structures like the Eiffel Tower and the Roman Colosseum. Our teacher did a wonderful job of sharing what these locations were like but I remember wishing I was there.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in February.