Today was the last full group meeting before everyone starts in their classrooms.
Teachers (and Kim and Akira) shared the apps they had developed during the PD:
- Denise made an app reflecting on historical events that had a big impact on her in the 1960s—the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Kennedy Assassination, the Beatles’ appearance on Ed Sullivan, and the moon landing.
- Dawn made an app testing fractions of a pizza pie. Each time you shook the app, you’d “eat” some of the pizza and then you’d have to identify the fraction remaining. At the end, you’re rewarded with a picture of a satisfied glutton and a video of The Pizza Song.
- Mike made an app with speeches from Albert Einstein and Nelson Mandela.
- Akira made an app about the Ferguson tragedy.
- Debbie made an app called “Painters and Poets” with conversations with Sam Gilliam and Maya Angelou.
- Kim showed her app with a fun tour of the solar system. She had an advanced interface for playing and pausing the media files.
Next stop is official work with their students!