Mrs. Henson and Mrs. Baker are teaching Kindergarteners how to use their digital response devices. The devices (clickers) provide kid-friendly technology that enables teachers and students to interact dynamically through question-and-answer polling; the Promethean/ActivInspire software accurately records polling results to improve learning outcomes. This lesson was prepared to "front load" an IB unit on Healthy Choices. The students are showing what they already know about making good choices regarding nutrition and exercise.
Anderson Mill students were finally able to connect with Rafael Rosado, author/illustrator of the book, "Giants Beware". Mrs. Henson and Mrs. Baker were able to coordinate a "Google Hangout" with Mr. Rosado, following two cancellations of the author's visit due to inclement weather. Thanks to our new Google tools, AME was able to have a videoconference in the cafeteria with the entire school! Mr. Rosado talked to the students about his career as a graphic artist and showed them cartoon characters from many movies and books that he has worked on including SuperMan, Scooby Doo, Curious George, Transformers, and more. The students then drew some of the characters with Mr. Rosado. Because of our new Google tools, we were able to enjoy the visit with Mr. Rosado, almost as if he were physically present.