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Author: Jo Barendse

My project of “photabulary” is an innovative, exciting way to help students learn the vocabulary of their new science curriculum as they integrate this learning with technolog...
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Assessment, Classroom Management, Professional Development

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With the push of technology permeating our everyday world, students need the exposure and practice to implement technology skills at every opportunity. This project “Photabulary” is designed to integrate the acquisition of language and vocabulary with photographs to make a written/pictorial connection. Students will: Learn vocabulary for technology and science a Learn to integrate photos with vocabulary to define these words pictorally. Share their project via the world wide web

Objective

My project of “photabulary” is an innovative, exciting way to help students learn the vocabulary of their new science curriculum as they integrate this learning with technology. Using an ipad2 and an application called “typedrawing”, students proceed through a series of steps that takes them from identifying a vocabulary word, defining that word, and then through images found on the web, label these images creating a “typedrawing” that pictorially defines the word and helps their comprehension

Materials

type drawing application for each iPad2 ipad2-as many as possible--with a goal of 32 per school internet connection ipad2 covers ipad2 display cable ipad2 sync cart for storage/security/and syncing apps onto iPad2s iWork application for ipad2 iLife application for ipad2

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The idea of using iPad2, and the various iPad2 applications for teaching specific science vocabulary in very novel and innovative in both of the elementary schools where I teach. Students are eager to learn and especially eager when technology is involved. Since neither of these schools have any iPad2 for their use, introducing new technology into standard curriculum is very innovative. In addition, the iPads would be fully utilized by two school populations (close to 1,000 students)
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