The ISA (Illinois Science Assessment) is complete, PARCC testing is winding down and we're preparing for our final round of MAP testing. We began right before Spring Break and should finish this season of testing mid-May with then less than two weeks of the school year left.
Our students in the computer labs are thoroughly enjoying Write Comics (http://www.writecomics.com) and Tux Paint while finding Storyboard That a bit of a challenge (though also fun). The library time drama unit was a favorite as well! The next step our Library Media Specialist and I take is to review the year's activities and make plans for tweaks and changes next school year.
In my role as tech trainer for staff, I've had the opportunity to borrow an Osmo Starter Kit from the Peoria Regional Office of Education to explore what it has to offer. I'll be introducing it to some teachers for their review, but I predict it will be very well received. I love the fact that it combines hands-on with an interactive iPad app. Their site can be found at: https://www.playosmo.com/en/