Monday, April 22, 2013

State Testing Has Not Slowed Us Down

State assessments are here! What does that mean? It means that students will show what they have been taught all year in reading, math and science. It's just another assessment that seems to bring so much anxiety, stress and much more. Seems like it would slow things down but in my class, we continue to march forward with mobile device learning to create our "own kinda learning" using ipads. Learning in our classroom has not slowed us down one bit. As the year comes to an end, our last and final project is almost complete. The students have been using the Book Creator app to publish their first iBook. We began our study of maps in Social Studies and the many features of a map. So they began designing various kinds of maps on Doodle Buddy and importing them into Book Creator adding text and customizing each page of their book. The finished products will soon be revealed here on my blog after "testing week" has passed and been forgotten (no ipads for 2 days) what shall we do? I tell them this too shall pass.