Secondary Practicum: you’re going on a trip (in your favorite rocket ship = use comments to name the tune/show!). You’ll be visiting Prairie Point Middle School and meeting with Coe alum Megan (Olson) Hansen. Logistical details will be covered in Practicum on Wednesday.
PE/ElEd: we’re playing with iPads! We will be meeting in Eby 120 and we’ll actually have kids there! You’ll be working in pairs, and will be assigned 3-4 kids each. You will get iPads in Practicum on Wednesday.
Paige & Ben: you’ll have three 4th graders (Hannah, Ethan & Chase). Your task: Come up with a skill that includes at least 3-5 steps. It could be a yoga progression, a dance step, a weight lifting technique, or something else. Create a simple instructional way to teach it to the students. Practice with the students.
Review and select one of these apps: Educreations, Knowmia, Showme or Snapguide. Your students will use the app of your choice to create their own lesson to teach the steps to their classmates. They will need to break down the steps, take photos and write instructions for each step and then put them all together using the app. You will guide them.
Extension: have the kids determine their OWN step by step lesson to produce.
Davin & Gage: you are working with three Kindergarteners – Eli, Tyler and Collin. Come up with a exercise or skill or skill based game (how to do a sit up/push up, how to do a jumping jack, how to shoot a basketball, how to kick a soccer ball, how to pass a soccer ball from out of bounds). You will teach it to students, they’ll practice, then you’ll record them using one of the following apps: Instant Replay, O’See or Slow Pro. Review the skill with the kids using the functions of the app; point out improvements. Re-do the exercise. This time during the review have the kids point out the critical components. Secondary: have the kids record YOU doing the exercise and point out the components and/or improvements of your attempt.
Extension: Use the Heart Rate Calculator app to help the kids determine resting heart rates and active heart rates.
Hailey & Ashley: you’ve got second graders – Micah, Allison, Grant and Summer and you’re working on story creation. First, work through the basic parts of a story with your group. You may want to bring some simple books (or find them online or through iBooks or other apps) to review parts of a story. Then, you will use one of the following apps to create a new story with your students: Scribble My Story, Toontastic, or My Story Book Maker.
Miranda & Renee: Sadie, Ollie, Ellie and Isaac are your 6th graders, and you’ll be guiding them through a physical science lesson. You’ve got a variety of apps to explore for this session: Bridge, Simple Physics, Contraptions, Drop the Chicken, TinkerBox, Cut the Rope, Water? Amazing Ants, Jelly Car and more. Look at the collection on your iPads labeled “Physical Science” and play through the games. First, look at the concepts of many of these games (falling paths, how matter moves through space with propulsion or gravity, how a bridge works, etc). Determine a simple lesson based on one simple concept (how energy from one moving ball will transfer to a still ball and move it, perhaps?). Once students can demonstrate this concept back to you – turn them loose on some applications that can cement physical science concepts. Think about the best way to get them engaged with the content in the applications: perhaps staging a contest – which group of two can figure out the next level fastest?
EVERYBODY: If there is a lesson from your Methods or Practicum class you’d like to ‘practice’ here – this is your chance! You’ve got a low-key/low stakes setting, you’ve got a small group of willing kids, you’ve got a controlled environment. If there are other uses of the iPads that would complement your lesson more than what’s listed above, drop an email to Sarah and me to let us know your change of plans. You can use your own iTunes account to add apps to the iPads.