Thursday, 18 December 2014

Chanukah Powtoons

Tech club students in Grades 6-8 are exploring Google Chrome extensions they can use with Drive.  This week, they used PowToons to create animated videos for Chanukah. 

Chag Sameach!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Real Life Applications of Area and Perimeter

Many careers like architecture, engineering and graphic design use the concepts of area and perimeter on a regular basis. 7G students recently had to opportunity to explore real-life applications of area and perimeter in Math unit on Measurement. Using the Floorplanner Chrome extension within Google Drive, the students designed a floor plan for a house following specific criteria and requirements.  After creating the floor plan, students used area and perimeter formulas to conduct calculations of different locations within the house as well as a final calculation for the entire house. 

Here are some samples of their work: 

Friday, 12 December 2014

Hour of Code at Netivot

This week, millions of students around the world,  including Netivot, participated in the Hour of Code event.  This one-hour introduction  to computer science is designed to demistify code and show that anybody can learn the basics of coding.   Our students were excited to try coding using a variety of tools and apps.  Students in Mrs. Naiman and Mrs. Miller's class had fun exploring coding on the iPad using the Kodable App.    Our Tech club students have been working with to create short animations of different objects.  Check out some samples of the animations they created below.


Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Mi Ani? Using Digital Storytelling in the Hebrew Language Class

Students in Morah Ilana's Grade 4 class have prepared video Avatars in Hebrew in order to introduce themselves to Grade 4 students in Efrat, Israel.  Both classes will continue correspondence in Hebrew throughout the year, using a variety of media.  Here are the Avatar videos they created with the Buddy Poke iPad App.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Voicethread in the Hebrew Classroom

In order to increase Hebrew speaking in the classroom, students in Morah Ariella's Kitah Gimmel class are using the Voicethread app on the iPad. Each student created a Voicethread presentation titled "מי אני" (Who am I?) using audio and visual components.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Show Your Understanding - Educreations in the Math Classroom

Students in 7G are learning about real life applications of ratios and rates.  Each student chose a word problem on unit rates and used the Educreations App on the iPad to depict how they solved it every step of the way.  Each video lesson included written, visual and audio components.

Monday, 1 December 2014

5B Language Arts: Creating a Storyboard

Students in Mrs. Miller's 5B class are working on creating Storyboards on a short story of their choice.  The students read a variety of humour fiction short stories/novels and are creating a storyboard summarizing some of the key events in the plot.  The Storyboards are built using the StoryboardThat online tool and students are required to incorporate appropriate text and visuals into their finished products.