Second graders were working on research skills using the Dell Netbooks in the classroom. Students were able to follow teacher movements in the World Book Online research resource. Being able to apply individually and immediately what they see and learn helps students reinforce and strengthen technology and research skills.
Ms. Day's first grade class has been using the Samsung SDP-860 Document Cameras a lot lately! The video below shows Grace sharing her picture and thoughts about what she'll do when she's 100 years old.
Ms. Day is also using the camera to help her students increase their reading fluency. Students are recorded reading from text. They can then review the video, discuss what they like and don't like, what they may or may not change in their reading and then have an opportunity to re-record. Students are highly motivated to improve their performance and love hearing and seeing themselves on the computer screens.
Lots of fun and learning going on in first grade!