Category Archive: Success Stories

May 23

iBeats of Africa iPad Movie Project






The project called “iBeats of Africa iPad Movie Project: African Drums Read, Write, Speak and Share” enables the students of Grade 2 Routledge at Sackville Heights Elementary to create a movie, as well as, the African music within the movie, posters and images, and share the movie with the entire school during African Heritage Assembly. …

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May 23

Audio-visual presentations at Seaside






Grade 5/6 students in Mrs. Duchesne’s class at Seaside elementary created audio-visual presentation for social studies.  The grade 5 students created presentations on ancient cultures while the grade 6 students created presentation on modern/current culture.  The students used the netbooks that were rolled out as part of the IEIE initiative to create the presentations.  They …

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May 23

Halifax Explosion presentations using stop animation






As a way to integrate technology into the classroom, students in grade 5/ 6 O’Connor at St. Joseph’s-Alexander McKay Elementary, along with a local artist made 3D Stop Motion Animation short movies of the Halifax Explosion. The preparation work before the filming was done in our classroom using our new netbooks. This was the Social …

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May 23

Eco-Challenge at Basinview






This year the Grade 6’s at Basinview School were involved in a very interesting project.  The classes took part in a challenge to help learn about environmental issues, help the environment and advocate to others regarding the importance of environmental issues.  The project was six months in the making and a very enthusiastic group of …

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May 22

Caldwell Road students live stream with Alan Alda!






Mr. Thomas’s  4/5 class participated in the International Flame Challenge on April 30. Over 20,000 students from around the world critiqued scientists’ answers to the question ‘what is time?’ Caldwell Road was picked to live stream with Alan Alda (host, yes, the one from M*A*S*H!) with 9 other schools from North America. Grade 4/5 Thomas …

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May 22

iPads, ShowMe App and Math at Five Bridges






Using the ShowMe app on IPad, Math Resource students show how to solve a problem, recording the steps in their work and their verbal explanations as they work.  They can then listen back to follow step by step instructions in their own voice as support for other problems of similar types.  This becomes a verbal …

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May 22

French Immersion, MS Word and Polynomials at Five Bridges






Grade 9 students use MS Word to explore the effect of negatives in polynomial expressions when substituting negative values  for variables.  Using color for each substituted value, along with cut and paste features, the effect of negatives becomes more visually apparent. (Grade 9FI Math) Submitted by Lois Burns, Five Bridges Junior High

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May 22

Audacity in French Immersion at Five Bridges






Joanna Theoharopoulos’ Grade 9 French Immersion students use Audacity to create French Radio plays in French Language Arts, using various voices, sound effects and original story lines. Submitted by Lois Burns, Five Bridges Jr High

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