Our Lesson Format is Based on the Unit of Practice model for teachers
Click the title above to view a challenge-based lesson using the "cycle of inquiry" design. This lesson was created using Edcanvas. Submitted by Martha McCoy, CJUSD
Science Experiment with iPads:
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A Three Piece Band - Two dads learn the guitar chords for 'La Bamba' on the iPad while one son plays backup on Garage Band
Workshops for Parents
My fellow teacher Pam Rubel and I had a lot of FUN on our first parent education night for the year! Our muse was the iPad. Tuning into to technology with families is a powerful way to engage parents in their child's education and empower them as lifelong learners. Everyone benefits and the community of support just gets stronger.
It is amazing how much 'content' can be shared when the learning is fun and everyone is excited. We began our night with a formal presentation, but the real learning began when we showed parents how to search for 'The Elephant Song' by Eric Hartman. We all relaxed to the silly song and animated iPad artwork on YouTube. Then we began exploring apps on the iPads. Parents started asking provocative questions about games, the internet, and how to keep their students interested in the educational apps. Our discussion went beyond apps and curriculum, we discussed parenting strategies, supervision, the importance of sharing in conversation with their children, and developing routines for their children around homework, screentime, and reading with mom and dad. It was an engaging discussion, not a 'lecture'. I think everyone was surprised. We are excited to play and solve problems together next week.
Topics for our Parent Education Series include: