While my original plan was to write a blog entry about the 4th graders and their keyboarding unit, I can't resist sharing today's pictures of students working hard to create chicks in Google Draw to support 2013-14 Iowa Goldfinch Award nominee "Chicks Run Wild" by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen.
2nd Grade student using Harding Elementary Student Portal to access knOWLedge is a Hoot website and its Iowa Goldfinch Award webpage.
2nd Grade student accessing his classroom's Google Doc Project Symbaloo.
Students use the Google Doc to find the link to their assigned Google Draw.
2nd grade student creating her chick in Google Draw.
Two 2nd grade students helping each other with their work on creating chicks.
2nd Grade students working hard on their "chicks running wild."
2nd grade student is proud to show his "chick running wild."
One 1st grade boy had trouble accessing his Google Draw because he wasn't paying attention and following directions, while the other 1st grade boy missed the directions on how to create a chick. SO, I paired the two together and they worked together remarkably well.