Reid knows a lot about the Solar System! He shared what he knows by drawing a picture on the whiteboard. We took a picture of it and then he use the Explain Everything app to explain it. Enjoy his work!
1st grade GT students rehearsed a play called “The Silly Wishes.” They made puppets for their play using paper and markers. They made a background for their play using the Drawing Pad app. Finally, they recorded their play on an iPad and compiled it all using the Green Screen by Do Ink app. They were getting lots of Instagram views. Enjoy their work!
1st grade GT students each picked a topic they wanted to explore more. First, they made a graphic organizer with questions they wanted to answer about their topic using the Popplet app. Next they used a Symbaloo webmix with resources that were curated for them to answer their questions. Finally, they used the Book Creator app to write about their topic and the things they learned about it.
1st grade GT students explored the question, “Why are bugs attracted to light?” on this Wonderopolis post. We learned that scientists are unsure exactly why bugs are attracted to light. Then they used the Draw & Tell app or the ChatterPix Kids app to answer the question, “Why do YOU think bugs are attracted to light?” Enjoy their work!
1st Grade GT students used a variety apps to create stories of their own choosing. Among the apps they used were: Felt Board, Drawing Pad & Book Creator. Once their books were finished in the Book Creator app they were exported as a video, uploaded to Youtube and embedded into this blog post. Enjoy their work!
1st grade GT students learned about wind energy. We watched this video:
Next, students made their own pinwheels and experimented with their own “wind energy.” They experimented with how to make their pinwheels go fast & slow and whether or not pinwheels can spin in both directions.
1st Grade GT students used Facts4Me.com, among other sites, to research topics they were interested in. They used the Book Creator app to record their learning. Here are David and Zoey’s projects. More to come!