Growing Good Digital Citizens

For anyone trying (like me) to get their head around the DigiTech curriculum, hopefully this can help get you. I plan on sharing some of the things I do in my school that address this proposed curriculum at a grade 2 level.   My school’s Digital Learning Team has identified the area of “Promote and Read More…

Get Techy from Day One

Now comes that time of year when we all start to think about what new, exciting ways we can get to know our new students and have them get to know each other. This year I’m also focusing on how I can integrate technology into my classroom and see where students are at in terms of Read More…

Publishing Writing using Tech

I give my students choices about how to publish their writing. We have enough iPads in our class for 10 students to publish using them.  At the beginning of the year, they were reluctant to publish using the iPads as it meant they wouldn’t have time to make a ‘real book’. How far we’ve come. Read More…

Similes and Switchzoo

My class has been learning about poetry and ways language can be used to paint a picture in the reader’s head. One of the ways we have been doing this is by writing similes.   I introduced similes for the first time with a short discussion on their prior knowledge about similes (they had none) Read More…